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Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

The Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work explores all aspects of human thought and behavior. While psychology focuses on understanding individuals, sociology puts emphasis on groups, cultures and societies. Those pursuing careers in social work are typically interested in improving people’s quality of life and advancing social policies.

Student Success

Our educational program is delivered in a way that helps students reach their goals. Classes outline what students need to know to be successful, and students have access to on-campus resources, such as tutors and a writing lab, to help them with their studies.  

Diverse Faculty

Faculty members in our department are partners with the students. The teaching and learning environment has attracted diverse faculty who hold degrees from top schools across the country. Several of our lecturers have also worked professionally in their chosen field and share their real-world experiences.

Dedicated Research Facilities

Department faculty operate four research laboratories on campus. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research projects are paired one-on-one with faculty members to enable them to receive the best training. The department also has simulation labs that provide students with opportunities to train and conduct advanced research under realistic conditions.

Career Opportunities

The department’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students for a broad spectrum of careers in the public and private sectors that encompass an understanding of people, culture and society. Undergraduate students often pursue careers in business, criminal justice, government, human services, health care or social work. Master’s degree students often become professional psychologists or counselors or advance to management positions within their organizations.

Psychological Assessment Center (PAC)

The center began operating in spring 2002 and provides services to the ASU community and Concho Valley every fall and spring semester. If you wish to pursue an evaluation through the PAC, please contact Dr. Michelle Hanby at 325-486-6125 or by e-mail at michelle.hanby@angelo.edu 

Which Plan is right for me?

We can help you decide. Contact the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work to discuss your options with a faculty advisor. For more information about the department, call (325) 942-2068.