Arizona State University Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
Review of Psychology Bachelors Degrees
I attended Arizona State University online to gain my Bachelors degree, which I received in December of 2017. I have heard many say that online school is not real school or it is much easier than traditional school. I am here to tell you, you are wrong. Online school is just different. While it may not be easier, it is definitely more convenient for those of us that work full time, go to school full time and take care of kids full time. It is a bit more flexible, but the schedules are still pretty strict and you have to be disciplined enough to get your work turned in. Most of the teachers I had were understanding, but still expected you to be an adult and be responsible. Arizona State University was definitely my top choice to obtain a degree because of their online school options and when I found out they were getting Masters programs online, I was all over it. I would not be able to afford going to traditional school full time, especially with me working full time as well. One or the other would have had to go and I was not willing to make that sacrifice. The pace for the school is pretty fair, but a bit quick. I liked the fast paced classes as they allowed me to finish my degree even faster. It was also a bit better for since I could still take the four classes a semester, but split them up into 2 per session.
I was a transfer student from NAU where I began my bachelor's degree in psychology. When I transferred to Arizona State University I attended the main Tempe campus. I loved the professors and classes, but the campus itself was a little too big for me. The students were also not very friendly. I finished my degree at the west campus which was may more my speed. It was smaller and friendlier. Overall a great experience.
The psychology program is an intensive program that teaches both grammatical and science courses. Research methods are explained in full detail and prepare you for the research required in a psychology career. Many different mental disorders and behaviors are studied extensively which gives a clear cut understanding of how these disorders effect people. The instructors are extremely helpful with any questions or concerns and are very understanding as long as you put forth the effort needed to pass the class.
Arizona State University's Online classes were a life saver for me. In my life situation, I do not have an option to stop working and go to school. With online courses I was able to work full time during the day and attend my classes at night. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the online courses!
I would tell anyone to be very wary of transferring into ASU and when dealing with advisors. I have been royally s*****d for the upcoming year by having some pretty c****y advising that has left me without required credits that I was previously led to believe I already had earned, and I am not having to do those credits and take yet another semester (I was supposed to graduate this coming Spring). And it is looking like those extra credits will have to be paid for out of my own pocket rather than by financial aid. So, if you are a high school aged kid and you are thinking about college and are considering ASU: proceed at your own risk. I would HIGHLY advise you to know exactly what credits you will need, when you will complete, them, how long it will take, etc. You CANNOT trust the advising team at ASU to help you here, from my experience. Actually, be careful with ASU period!
Arizona State University provides great faculty with diverse experiences, but most importantly they want to invest in their students lives. I personally became close with one of my professors who to this day I can still visit in her office hours for both advice and just to talk about any insecurities I have about the future. It's not only important to have a knowledgeable teacher, but also one who invests and cares about their students.
Arizona State University stretches across four campuses and online. The best part? Students, regardless of major, can take classes anywhere! During a semester, I was unable to be on campus but did not have to stop taking courses because I was able to use the online platform to learn. When college dorm living because to expensive and I moved home, I was able to take classes on the campuses closest to me even though my major was housed on the main campus. ASU is a place to learn, make friends, get involved, create networks, and build memories. I highly encourage anyone to attend Arizona State University.
Arizona State University (ASU) has a plethora of resources available at a students fingertips. There are immense amounts of opportunities: student organizations, flexibility of scheduling classes, and the well-established academic department. All of these can allow a student to thrive academically, personally and professionally growth. The challenging aspect of being an ASU student is navigating the sometimes overwhelming amount of stimuli the campus offers. Because of its mere size, its difficulty to know about all the resources the university offers.
The quality of education at Arizona State University is of the highest degree. As an undergraduate, there are numerous opportunities to get involved with research which is crucial if you want to progress towards an advanced degree in the field of psychology. I would advise anybody who is interested in studying psychology to seriously consider ASU.
In my opinion, the institution of Arizona State University is a great place to earn a degree. For the biggest school in the nation, I felt my academic needs were met and the professors I had at my years there were very helpful and informative. Not only was this school great for learning and furthering my education, but there were many clubs and resources that I was able to make use of and participate in. I have been an intramural basketball participant from the start and I have made some great memories at this school. I would definitely recommend this school for anyone who is looking to further their education and get the full college experience. I am now enrolled in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and am proud to still remain a part of the ASU community.