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Department of Psychology

Psychology is a diverse field 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.

Programs

Psychology focuses on understanding individuals. Your ASU psychology degree is your ticket to join a diverse group of professionals with dynamic careers in everything from counseling, business and criminal justice to health and recreation, public relations and education.

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Around the Department

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

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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, 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 a chapter of the Psi Chi national honor society for psychology.