The BS in psychology emphasizes the scientific study of human behavior, cognition and more. The program combines innovative learning methods with classroom and laboratory experiences for an education that encourages interdisciplinary opportunities.
Students gain a strong foundation in psychological theory and practice, honing research analysis and critical thinking skills. They engage with esteemed faculty, exploring human and animal behavior, and they learn to effectively interact with diverse groups across scientific interests and disciplines.
This program connects students to a robust support network, internships and engaged alumni. Graduates possess foundational psychology knowledge that enhances their work, relationships and family roles.
In addition to reviewing the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Flexible Degree Options
Accelerated program options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:
Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
With a Bachelor of Science in psychology, students gain diverse career options. This program establishes a strong foundation for immediate entry into science-based career fields, such as health care or research and development in an academic or business environment.
It also positions students for a pathway into medical school. Graduates are well-prepared for rewarding careers in pre-med and health fields as well as research and graduate study in psychology, health sciences, law and other graduate-level degree programs.
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:
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
- Growth: 2.5%
- Median Salary*: 59860
- Growth: 1.3%
- Median Salary*: 81500
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Through study abroad programs, students are exposed to unique differences in human behavior and the human condition, are able to improve language and cross-cultural skills for effective communication, and are challenged to adapt to new social and cultural circumstances.
The expanded education that students acquire through a Global Education program will be a valuable enhancement to their resume, helping them stand out when applying for graduate school or when pursuing their choice of careers
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these programs for students majoring in psychology.