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In the Psychology BA degree program at ASU's Tempe campus, students use scientific methodology to explore fundamental questions about the brain, mind and behavior. Students work with faculty and other psychology majors in a collaborative, diverse environment in coursework, research and other engagement activities to explore such fascinating questions as whether robots can explain how we field in baseball; what effects stress and emotions have on adolescent adjustment; how humans recognize and regulate emotions; how body image relates to eating disorders; how chronic stress affects the brain; how evolution shapes our choice of partner; and what the physical and psychological consequences of substance abuse might be in adolescents.
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The Bachelor of Arts in psychology is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of settings that provide opportunities to apply concepts and principles of psychology. This degree program provides students the opportunity to develop a broad range of highly marketable skills, including analytical skills, writing and public speaking skills, as well as teamwork and leadership skills, which lead to many career opportunities or graduate degrees in academic or clinical psychology or in such fields as counseling, social work, family therapy and law.
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:
|Customer Service Representatives||9.8%||$31,200|
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors||22.3%||$39,270|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||11.4%||$29,790|
|Social Workers, All Other||3.8%||$59,100|
|Clinical Data Managers||33.8%||$79,990|
|Training and Development Specialists||7.5%||$57,340|
|Counselors, All Other||11%||$44,830|
|Forensic Science Technicians||26.6%||$55,360|
|Social Science Research Assistants||5.6%||$39,460|
|Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||4%||$60,600|
|Human Resources Specialists||4.6%||$57,420|
|Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products||6.4%||$55,020|
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||18.6%||$61,290|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||14.8%||$48,040|
|Mental Health Counselors||19.6%||$40,850|
|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|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Therapists, All Other||23.6%||$55,900|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).