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New College online psychology ranked No. 4 nationally by US News

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ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree programs in psychology are the fourth best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

January 23, 2023

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree programs in psychology are tied for fourth best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

The ranking is a two-spot improvement from last year — in 2022, the programs were tied with the University of Florida at No. 6 for best online psychology bachelor’s degree programs. 

“I am delighted that our online psychology program has earned one of the highest national rankings among universities across the country,” said Todd Sandrin, dean of New College and vice provost of ASU's West campus. “At New College, we design degree programs that provide access — for learners at all life and career stages — to opportunities to learn from and conduct real-world research with our frontier-defining faculty.”

“I am incredibly proud of our talented faculty and staff that have made this possible. As our program continues to grow and reach even more students globally, I am optimistic that our ranking will only continue to increase."

New College’s programs in psychology came in ahead of Indiana University, the University of Arizona and Colorado State University, and tied with the City University of New York, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Florida. The rankings are made based on four categories: engagement; services and technologies; expert opinion; and faculty credentials and training.

MORE: US News ranks ASU among best in nation for online programs

New College offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. The Bachelor of Science program has a greater emphasis on math, science and statistics, while the Bachelor of Arts program provides more exposure to a wide variety of psychological concepts. Through both programs, students build foundations in human behavior and cognition while developing an appreciation for the theoretical and practical implications of modern psychology.

In addition to these two programs, New College also offers online Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts programs in forensic psychology.

As of fall 2022, there were 3,040 students enrolled in the online psychology bachelor's degree programs from 49 states and 19 different countries.

“The online psychology program brings the same strong commitment to faculty quality and student engagement that is apparent in our on-campus version of the same program,” said Scott Barclay, director of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “We know firsthand how it has transformed lives and the career trajectory of our students since its introduction. So, we are not surprised that is increasingly reflected in our national standing among programs in this field.”

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