In the BS degree program in Psychology at ASU's Tempe campus, students explore leading-edge issues about the brain, mind and behavior from a scientific, psychological point of view emphasizing quantitative skills. Students work with faculty and other psychology majors in a collaborative, diverse environment of coursework, research, and other engagement activities to explore fascinating questions as:
- Can robotics explain how players field in baseball?
- How do stress and emotions affect adolescent adjustment?
- How do we recognize and regulate emotions?
- How does body image relate to eating disorders?
- How does chronic stress affect the brain?
- How has evolution shaped our choice of partner?
- What are the physical and psychological consequences of adolescent substance use?
The Bachelor of Science in psychology degree option is ideal for students looking for a liberal arts focus with a more intensive math requirement while studying psychology.
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Students will acquire basic knowledge of psychology theory and practice. They will develop skills in research analysis, critical thinking and the ability to effectively interact with a range of diverse groups across scientific interests and disciplines. Students are well positioned for advanced research and graduate study in psychology, the health sciences, law and other graduate level degrees and programs. The Bachelor of Science degree program will also prepare students to directly enter into a wide field of career choices.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Clinical Data Managers||33.8%||$79,990|
|Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||4%||$60,600|
|Counselors, All Other||11%||$44,830|
|Customer Service Representatives||9.8%||$31,200|
|Forensic Science Technicians||26.6%||$55,360|
|Human Resources Specialists||4.6%||$57,420|
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||18.6%||$61,290|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||14.8%||$48,040|
|Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists||9.8%||$92,110|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||3.6%||$49,060|
|Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||15.8%||$68,690|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||7.1%||$101,510|
|Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products||6.4%||$55,020|
|Social Science Research Assistants||5.6%||$39,460|
|Social Workers, All Other||3.8%||$59,100|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||11.4%||$29,790|
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors||22.3%||$39,270|
|Therapists, All Other||23.6%||$55,900|
|Training and Development Specialists||7.5%||$57,340|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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