Are you naturally curious about people and the world around you?
If you have that type of inquisitive mind, studying psychology could be perfect for you. Our wide-ranging program includes classes that cover every aspect of psychology and human behavior, so you can tailor your degree plan to fit your specific interests.
You will also gain practical experience through available internships, and you can conduct important research projects and publish your results in our department’s research journal. The skills and principles you learn in our program will prepare you for success in just about any career field.
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What’s the difference between a B.A. and B.S. in Psychology?
The B.A. degree plan includes foreign language classes and fewer science classes. The B.S. degree plan includes additional science and research classes, but no foreign language requirement.
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite class was abnormal psychology. The lectures were amazing, and I also really enjoyed learning more in-depth about disorders.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Scotty McDowell</strong>, Class of 2022</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Drew Curtis had a huge impact on my life. His lectures help me decide that psychology was something I wanted to study more, and he also helped me realize I may want to become a counselor one day.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Scotty McDowell</strong>, Class of 2022</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite class at ASU was Psychology of Stereotypes, Prejudices, and Discrimination with Dr. Tay Hack because it taught me how our unconscious views of others can impact not only our mental health, but the mental health of others.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Veronika Kopp</strong>, Class of 2023, M.S. in Counseling Psychology</p> </blockquote>
Learn to apply psychological principles in our research labs dedicated to neuroscience, cognition, deception and social/developmental psychology. You’ll work side by side with your professors gaining valuable skills and insights.
Earn extra credentials by completing specific four-course blocks within your degree plan. Certificates go on your transcript and make great additions to your résumé. Certificates are available in Human Development, Human Diversity, Mental Health: Problems and Prevention, and Organizational Psychology.
Psych 2110: Applying Your Degree
We specifically designed this course to help you connect your education with your post-graduation goals, whether you want to immediately start your career or move on to graduate or professional school. It will help you form a specific plan of action for life after college.
Committed to Your Success
Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.