Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology seeks to be responsive, engaged, and collaborative in addressing the needs of its students, professions, and community. These characteristics are the foundation of the College’s teaching and learning activities and service obligations, as it achieves excellence through scholarship.


The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

The mission of the Psychology program at ASU is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives with an emphasis on eliminating social, educational, health, and economic disparities. This is achieved through:

1) excellence in scientific research and scholarship recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally;

2) dissemination of psychological knowledge to students through high quality instruction, mentoring, advisement, professional development, and achievement of regional prominence among undergraduate programs; and

3) service to the University, community, and profession.

The Department provides a variety of  experiences to give students an understanding of the opportunities in the field of psychology. Students who select psychology as a major or minor are encouraged to work with an academic advisor and to obtain applied and research experience.