The academic heart of ASU

Diverse and interdisciplinary programs in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

As the academic heart of the university, The College is committed to improving communities on a local, national and global scale. 

Students of all ages and backgrounds graduate as socially and globally aware citizens with critical writing and thinking skills that enable them to succeed in a wide range of careers.


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in anthropology


in transdisciplinary sciences


in geological and earth sciences


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in political science and government


in humanities


in undergraduate teaching


in first-year experiences

Explore the liberal arts and sciences.

What can you do with a liberal arts degree? At The College, innovative schools and departments within our humanities, natural sciences and social sciences divisions equip students as critical thinkers and problem-solvers and prepare them for endless career opportunities.


Students walking in front of Armstrong Hall.

A diverse community of global citizens.

The College is the university’s largest and most diverse college. Get to know Sun Devils like you who are succeeding at The College and making a difference in their communities.

More Sun Devil stories

Portrait of Melissa.

“I like to think that my ASU experience has been interdisciplinary.”
⁠— Melissa K.

Portrait of Marshall.

“I was raised by a single mother. … With that, when I came to college, I wasn’t sure exactly how I would fit in.”
⁠— Marshall M.

Portrait of Augustine.

“I came from a really small town, with just about 3000 people.”
⁠— Augustine H.

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Frequently asked questions


What are the liberal arts?

The liberal arts, which comprise the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences at The College, foster critical thinking, communication skills and interdisciplinary problem-solving, preparing students to apply skills to diverse job opportunities.


Can I get a job with a liberal arts and sciences degree?

A degree in the liberal arts and sciences prepares you with a diverse skill set to pursue employment in many industries and be prepared to adapt to a shifting job market. Check out our podcast to meet alumni from The College. 


Is a degree at The College right for me?

If you’re considering a degree program within The College but aren’t sure if it’s right for you and your career goals, reach out to your advisor through your MyASU page.