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Department of Psychology and Sociology

Psychology and sociology are both diverse fields of study that will prepare you for a wide variety of career options.

In our department, you will learn the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen career, or advance to graduate school. Plus, you will gain the communication, critical-thinking, leadership and decision-making skills that will give you a head start once you graduate.



Psychology focuses on understanding individuals, while sociology puts emphasis on groups, cultures and societies. Your ASU degree is your ticket to join a diverse group of professionals with dynamic careers in everything from counseling, business and criminal justice to healthcare, public relations and education.

Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study psychology and sociology.

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Research Labs

Get the practical experience you need in our four research labs. They include the Social Perception Lab, Clinical Science and Deception Lab, Experimental/Cognitive Psychology Lab and Industrial-Organizational Psychology Lab.

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Social Sciences Journal

Conduct research with your professors and publish your results in our ASU Social Sciences Research Journal. It will look great on your résumé!

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Student Organizations

Join our department’s student organizations for professional development, networking and social events as you really get to know your fellow students and professors. We also have chapters of the national honor societies for psychology and sociology.