Why study psychology at ASU?

Home / Why Psychology?

Study the mind, brain and behavior in a top-tier, innovative department at a top-ranked research university

Why major or minor in psychology?
Arizona State University's Department of Psychology offers a unique, enriched learning environment with a breadth of undergraduate opportunities and discoveries in the classroom, in research labs, and in the field with our robust internship program. Not only will you earn a four-year degree in a STEM discipline from one of the nation’s top-ranked departments of psychology, but you’ll also benefit from one of the best advisory support programs at the university with highly educated and experienced advisors who will help guide you toward your desired career path - whether you hope to be accepted into a great graduate or professional post-bac program or start your career right away.

Explore our bachelor degree programs and minor
Explore your research and internship opportunities

Why a PhD from ASU's Department of Psychology?
Not only is the Department of Psychology ranked as one of the best doctoral programs in the country, it's also ranked as the fifth most affordable doctoral degree in psychology. Across our six areas of specializations you'll find incredible teaching, research, publishing and collaboration opportunities where our faculty actively mentor and support your progress toward a successful post-doc career in academics or the private sector.
Explore our doctoral degree programs
Explore your research opportunities

Post-bac career opportunities
Counseling
Psychotherapy
Applied Behavior Analysis
Art & Music Therapy
Case Management
Mental Health Services
Physical Health and Wellness
Crisis Work
Rehabilitation Services
Performance Enhancement
Testing/Assessment
Law Enforcement

Psychology by the Numbers

44%

minority undergrad majors 5-year average

282

Honors Students (AY 2017 - 2018)

46

Leading-edge research labs

The best minds (and brains) in
psychology are at ASU

Internationally recognized faculty

The faculty of ASU’s Department of Psychology is made up of some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Their mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Influential research opportunities

Research is the foundation of psychology, and ASU is leading the way. With 40 state-of-the-art labs, undergraduate and graduate students alike have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by contributing to essential research projects that have meaningful impact on the community.

Individual attention and support

The Department of Psychology at ASU has one of the best advising teams in the country. You’ll find that your advisor is just as supportive and accessible as your professors and is always willing to answer any questions you have. Schedule an appointment with your advisor today with our online scheduling system.

Psychology internships

Our robust internship program allows students to use concepts learned in the classroom for real-life applications. Interns gain valuable experience, job training, career development and endless networking opportunities.
Learn More

Psychology student groups

Get involved in Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Its goals are to provide academic recognition and to offer a climate that encourages members’ creative development. Plus, be sure to check out the Psychology Engagement Team (PET), which brings students together through events, mentor programs, study assistance and more.
Learn More

Featured classes Summer 2018

Every course you take in ASU’s Department of Psychology will give you a different perspective on the mind, brain and human behavior. Here are just a handful to expand your mind, inspire your brain, and possibly change your ideas about human behavior.

Degree programs

Undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

Explore degrees

Get started

Learn more about the application process.

Apply now

Want more information?

Fill out our simple form.

Request info