Want to use your math and analytical skills to make a positive impact? You can help people and organizations plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Actuaries participate in high-level business decision-making and solve real problems in every industry.
Explore the culture and history of African-descended peoples with a dynamic group of faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds. Students with this minor frequently go into areas such as law, business and medicine.
Do you want to advocate for social justice? Gaining a deeper understanding of African and African American peoples' culture and history and an in-depth knowledge of prominent issues in their communities can help you excel in fields such as law, business and medicine.
Governance in American Indian communities is unique and complex as is the ongoing relationship between Indian nations and non-Native governments. Increase your understanding of our world by learning more about the fascinating history and current state of Native American governance.
A minor in American Indian studies complements your major area of study by exposing you to many aspects of indigenous knowledge. An understanding of indigenous culture can be helpful in a variety of careers that focus either directly or indirectly on American Indian nations and communities.
Do you have an eye for detail? Are you good with numbers? Do you like identifying areas for improvement? Then a lucrative career in risk management may be perfect for you, and this certificate is the perfect way to get started.
Human behavior --- what is embedded and what is learned? Understanding how and why people act the way they do complements whatever major or career you pursue. A minor in anthropology allows you to harness the lessons of humankind's past to illuminate its future.
Earning a certificate in Arabic --- the language of more than 22 countries --- shows a commitment to understanding the cultures of a region with global impact. By learning about Arabic language, literature and culture, you'll be developing knowledge that is in demand in today's job market while broadening your perspective on global issues.
Social media and nightly news are filled with events touching on the Middle East and Islamic nations. But how many people understand the deep issues at hand? You can. With a minor in Arabic studies, you'll have a cross-cultural understanding of Islamic civilization which will provide opportunities in the global workforce.
China continues to rise as an economic power, and so can your value in the marketplace when you're fluent in Chinese. Your deep understanding of a culturally rich nation, earned through the minor in Chinese, will add depth and value to your major in business, science and other fields.
Studying Japanese opens the door to a variety of new career paths, new experiences and new opportunities for personal growth and exploration. Regardless of whether your interests are in foreign service, teaching, international business, diplomacy, science and technology or entertainment, the Japanese language will take you where you want to be.
Explore the fundamental contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to U.S. society through historical, cultural and political lenses, with a focus on how events have impacted their individual and community experiences.
Learn about the contributions and experiences of Asian Pacific Americans and Pacific Islanders and how those experiences have shaped societies and cultures in the U.S. today. You'll have the opportunity to explore these issues through a variety of historical, cultural and political lenses.
Add an Asian studies certificate to your bachelor's degree in any discipline. A general overview of Asian culture and history can complement any field of research that you are interested in, from art and technology to finance and law.
Explore the latest discoveries about Earth's solar system, galaxy and universe. Join the students and faculty in astronomy who are building space-flight hardware, making astronomical observations, discovering new planets, exploring cosmology and engineering new instruments for telescopes and satellites.
If you want to explore Earth's solar system as well as our galaxy and the universe, the minor in astrophysics is ideal for you. Students and faculty in astrophysics investigate astronomical happenings, discover the meaning behind the cosmological principle, design experiments to address scientific programs, and develop new instruments for further space exploration.
Are you fascinated by weather? Gain an extensive knowledge of the study and practice of meteorology and climatology to become competitive for positions in your primary field of study that are related to meteorology.
Add a minor in biochemistry to your major and expand your ability to think creatively about problems in fields as diverse as medicine and renewable energy. Anything is possible when you start to see life from a molecular perspective.
Are you fascinated by the living world? A minor in biological science can open up the secrets of that world in ways that satisfy your desire to know more while complementing your major in surprising ways.
Explore the complexities of Brazilian culture and history in courses that encourage rethinking Brazil beyond media images of samba and carnival. You'll acquire knowledge and critical thinking skills that will aid you in becoming a global leader committed to social justice and cross-cultural understanding through any career path you choose.
Do you enjoy thinking about scientific problems at the molecular level but have an interest in many different areas? A minor in chemistry may be just right for you. This program provides strong foundational knowledge through both theoretical and experimental courses.
Do you want to play a role in shaping our society? A minor in civic and economic thought and leadership complements your primary degree with a foundation of skills grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The rights to vote and to seek political change are important, but becoming an informed participant in American democracy is just as important. The civic education certificate is designed for students who want to get involved teaching the rights, responsibilities and intellectual foundations that go along with membership in American democracy.
Learn the value of robust, honest and constructive dialogue that advances public interest. Perhaps more than ever, today's world needs people with the ability to publicly disagree in a manner that builds and nurtures communities.
Scratch the surface of the modern world and you'll find antiquity: ancient Greek and Latin language, the old myths and gods, classic literature, art and thought. With a classics certificate, your degree will have additional depth and value.
Acquire the tools to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems and opportunities in relationships, workplaces and groups. Explore the complex role of human communication in everyday life and learn how to communicate effectively whether with one person or large and diverse groups.
The research landscape is changing thanks to advances in technology, and to become a successful scientist it is critical that you use the power of the computer to analyze data. Learn about tools that can analyze different types of life science datasets and investigate how computational approaches in research help solve scientific problems.
How do scientists use math to represent the behavior of objects and systems in the real world? Get answers to that question plus a strong foundation in critical analysis and analytical ability that can prepare you to work in a wide variety of fields including software development, governmental research, medical research, logistics and finance.
Want to learn how to protect personal, financial and sensitive public sector information? This program helps prepare you for a career in national security, communication systems, electronic banking, internet commerce and just about any field that requires secure data. Cryptology is necessary everywhere in today's technological world.
See your current field of study through a new lens. By becoming a skilled producer, user and manipulator of data, you can make informed decisions about the world around you.
Challenge your views of disability through the voices of diverse, disabled cultures. In this certificate, you will study social constructions of disability through ableist media portrayals, stereotypes, institutional abuses and exclusionary school policies by examining the lived experiences and perspectives of people with disabilities, their families and communities.
Do you want to promote the growth of sustainable communities? Are you interested in creating new approaches to economic justice? You can gain the necessary skills in this program to design, manage and evaluate initiatives that can revitalize communities.
This minor provides you with tools that enable you to study the decisions of individuals, businesses and governments, both domestically and globally.
The online minor in English can complement any course of study. Choose from courses in literature, writing and linguistics to enhance your critical-thinking and communication skills and develop your creativity.
Where did language come from and how does it shape how we think and act? In the linguistics minor, you'll explore the historical and cultural aspects of the English language and consider how you can apply this knowledge in a variety of settings.
Enhance your degree with a minor in English literature. Studying literature deepens your understanding of what it means to be human and encourages you to consider your role in the diversity of people, places and ideas.
Explore the relationships between humans, nature and the environment to be better prepared to engage in activities that lead to meaningful social and environmental change.
Ethics are the foundation of many legal and political systems. If you are pursuing a career in medicine, law or business, pair your bachelor's degree with the study of ethics in order to become a better philosophical thinker who can solve ethical problems.
Are you curious how Brexit, migration, populism and Russian tactics are affecting today's Europe and the embattled European Union? In this certificate program, explore the fall of the Berlin Wall, the emergence of a strong Central Europe, and the modern challenges dividing political and economic alliances and redefining the concept of Europe.
Transforming our understanding of disease to improve human health requires framing questions about health and illness in new and innovative ways. Through the connection of evolutionary biology, medicine, global health, and public health, learn how to holistically approach ideas about evolution, human vulnerability, and the future of medicine.
Will your career involve working with children, youth or families? The coursework and hands-on experiences in this program is just what you need so you can effectively work with these populations and impact the lives of those around you.
Are you interested in geology-related careers, internships or graduate school opportunities? Enhance your prospects with this program that emphasizes necessary field-based geologic skills.
Do you like movies? Study film classics and new movies as well as their impact on society and culture and explore television, new media and film genres, to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others.
Learn one of the most widely spoken and important languages in the world and explore many different cultures. French learners can study abroad in fascinating places and are prepared for a variety of creative and international professions.
Geographic information science takes computer science to a new level, specializing in technology that puts companies like Google on the forefront of innovation and navigating the globe.
Learn about physical geography, human geography and various geographic regions. A customizable experience, the geography minor allows you to select your classes based on your unique interests related to geography.
Are you interested in discovering more about Earth's present, past and future? Join students and faculty who are exploring the physics and chemistry of Earth's interior, mapping surface processes and structures, applying novel analysis techniques to earth materials, and investigating Earth-climate interactions.
Add a German minor to your degree program and watch as the opportunities and points of connection to other parts of the globe take you in directions you never thought possible. Whether you're interested in engineering, science, health, sustainability, global business or art, you'll see immediate benefits from studying German.
Improved health conditions for all people requires your passion and understanding. Enhance your major with the innovative and practical anthropology-based skills gained through this minor, and be prepared to help solve global health challenges.
Are you interested in global issues? Do you hope to live or work abroad? Complement your major with the analysis of a variety of international issues, global institutions and policy problems.
Looking for an interdisciplinary certificate to prepare you for a career working on global issues? Whether your interests lie in social, political or economic issues, exploring the historical origins and current effects of globalization through a cultural lens will provide the foundation you need to better understand today's world.
Complement your current degree or interest with a foundational background in history, selecting from an assortment of topics, like international history and the history of college sports. Exploring the past prepares you for the future in any career you choose.
From ancient times, prevailing philosophical views and notions of science have always been interconnected, shifting with new waves of philosophical thought and scientific discoveries. Explore how these historical changes and this complex interaction have impacted and affected human society and cultural production.
Human rights are intrinsic to a healthy society. In this program, you gain an in-depth understanding of multiple perspectives and the tools you need to develop solutions to critical problems.
Are you thinking about a career in the health professions? Gain an edge by learning to understand the complex, transdisciplinary challenges of health in this certificate program, which also focuses on empathy, mindfulness, resilience, well-being, and compassionate research and care.
Movies provide powerful insight into diverse cultures and can help shape thinking. Exposure to world cinema is a key component in becoming a culturally literate and engaged citizen. See how a certificate in international cinema can give you a global perspective that will help you excel in personal and professional endeavors.
Power and statecraft, national security and globalization: Gain a deeper understanding of the connections between these important concepts and topics discussed in the media every day.
Enrich your understanding of this major religion, from its history and culture to current events. The cultural competence you'll gain from studying Islam can enhance prospects for graduate school and a wide variety of careers.
Delve into the rich history and culture of Italy. Italy is a leader in global innovation in several industries, including art, fashion and food. Knowledge of Italian is critical to understanding developments in these fields, and it's the fourth most studied language in the world.
Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish history and religion, Jewish interactions with majority cultures, and the Jewish contribution to contemporary society. Enhance your historical and cultural appreciation for Jews and Judaism through this globally focused program.
Learn how to create meaningful change by becoming an advocate for social, economic and political justice on a global level. A justice studies minor gives you a broad understanding of the world's justice systems which can complement and empower a variety of majors.
Prepare for the 21st-century global marketplace and technological innovation. Today's geopolitics and international security demand more people with knowledge of Korean language and culture. Study Korean, connect with the world, and relate more intimately with your K-pop idols and K-drama stars.
Redefine your personal strengths, and stand out in the job market. Learn the skills of critical thinking and cultural diversity in a language employers today are seeking in every field. A certificate in Korean prepares you for the 21st-century world of a global marketplace, technological innovation and cultural exchange.
A certificate in Latin American studies adds depth to any field of study. You'll learn to interact with diverse populations and appreciate the cultural differences. Cultural competency makes you more competitive in various industries, and this certificate opens a gate to many nations and careers.
Study the experiences, history, culture and contemporary issues related to LGBTQ people with an emphasis on analytical skills and community service. This certificate program is excellent preparation for advanced study in graduate and professional programs, employment in many fields, and activism in participatory democracy.
Are you are intellectually curious and eager to expand your knowledge of engineering or interested in graduate study in engineering fields? Enjoy this program's integrated approach that offers a deeper look at the ways math and engineering intersect and inform each other.
Increase your employability. A math minor is a great complement to any degree, from liberal arts to the sciences and especially economics, finance and the computer and physical sciences.
The Middle Ages and Renaissance were times of medieval ideas and cultural renewal. Explore the history, architecture, culture, art, military and technology of these time periods through historic texts, classical languages and period arts.
Hone your leadership skills for a variety of professional positions. Complement your major by gaining a specialized skill set many employers seek, including the ability to communicate effectively, motivate teams, negotiate and solve any challenge you may encounter.
A certificate in modern Hebrew adds context and nuance to any study of the complex issues at play in the current Middle East. This certificate enhances many degree programs and career paths.
Curious minds can add a philosophy minor to whichever degree they are studying. Reading comprehension combined with logical writing and reasoning skills creates a well-informed citizen and prepares you for the workplace.
Physics is concerned with the nature, structure and interactions of matter and radiation. A physics minor provides you with the fundamental scientific basis and problem-solving skills you need to succeed in a variety of challenging career opportunities.
In a world of constant political and economic change, what happens in one part of the globe can and does have a major impact on what happens elsewhere. Learn about the immediate and reverberating repercussions of political and economic decisions and conditions, so you can be a force for positive change.
If you want to see how policy change works firsthand, you may find a perfect fit with an internship at an organization that allows you to learn in person, in real time how change occurs and policy is made.
Be a leader in your chosen field. Come to understand the complexities of real decision-making beyond the abstractions as you explore the foundational principles underlying the nature of democracy and representative and constitutional government. The program is open to students of all majors at ASU.
Do you have an interest in understanding how political systems work? Take this opportunity to explore power and politics in the U.S. and abroad and link your major field to important public issues.
Why do we act the way we do? What is the connection between your brain and your behavior? How can we manage stress and emotion? Explore these and other fascinating questions in a minor that will enhance any degree program with knowledge you can also apply to everyday life.
Gain a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of the dynamics of religion, conflict and peace by exploring the crucial role religion plays in forming both human division and unity in today's society.
This program explores the religious traditions of those around the world while also examining human interaction. Enriching viewpoints allow you to develop critical-thinking skills and an understanding of various cultures, which accompany any degree you are currently pursuing.
ASU has built the largest Romanian program in the U.S., and you can be part of it. Study language, politics, culture and religion --- everything that makes Romania a vibrant member of the European Union.
Choose Russian! Learn this strategic language. Study abroad with prestigious scholarships. Appreciate some of the world's greatest art. Travel Eurasia. Challenge yourself. Russian remains one of the less-commonly taught yet critically needed languages. Studying Russian can open doors to careers in government, NGOs and international organizations.
Explore the vast region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia and take advantage of study abroad opportunities --- and learn to live and breathe another language. You can immerse yourself in another culture and personalize a plan of study that includes not only language, but politics, history, music and more.
Unlock the doors of exciting government, international and corporate organizations with the competitive edge of skills in the lesser-known Slavic languages. A minor in this field gives you a background in the hotbed zones of Eastern Europe and a cultural expertise that's in demand.
Are you interested in studying the evolving reaches of human behavior through data? Looking for a leg-up in a career that requires critical analysis of information? This program teaches you to leverage qualitative evidence in the world around you and to teach the quantitative skill sets that create and confirm data theories.
Do you have a passion for creating social change and seek to learn how social movements have shaped society? Learn how diverse communities, local and global, have sought social change and how you can develop new methods to solve social problems.
Put your understanding of the legal system into action. A certificate in socio-legal studies provides education and training on the impacts our legal system has on society. You'll gain an understanding of how people experience law in their everyday lives.
Complement your studies by gaining valuable knowledge of contemporary social issues, which is needed to understand social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Fluency in Spanish and the critical and analytical skills you gain in the Spanish minor program broaden your perspectives and opportunities --- giving you a competitive edge in today's job market and in a changing cultural landscape.
Whether intense fandoms and age-old rivalries or record-breaking athletes and political controversies, sports have become embedded into everyday life. Delve deep into the human aspect of sports --- its historical background, the ethics and the cultural significance --- that affects fans and athletes alike.
Demand for statisticians is expected to grow 27% by 2022. With a statistics minor, you are prepared to apply your data analysis skills to nearly any area you are passionate about, such as health care, the environment, politics or sports.
The logic of mathematics and computing is combined with the deep-thinking thought process of philosophy in this program that challenges both your right brain and left brain, to prepare you for future goals with skills in language, theory and logic.
Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching English to speakers of other languages. Choose from a variety of internships locally and abroad that will give you valuable teaching experience.
Would you like enhance your studies with a knowledge of the Chicano and Latino populations in the United States? Learn about the culture, history, migration, health issues and media representations of these populations, and apply that knowledge to your career interests.
In our globalized world, the increasing need for translators is acknowledged by both the private and government sectors. A certificate in translation can pave the way to a career in legal, medical, business or technical translation.
Learn about some of the most pressing issues experienced by urban areas across the globe and about the planning tools often used to tackle those issues. Explore challenges such as planning for alternative transportation, housing diverse social groups and forging community partnerships for urban revitalization.
With a jobs outlook for water resources increasing at a rate faster than other job averages (more than 11% by 2024, U.S. B.L.S.), the demand for individuals with industry-specific skills is clear. This jobs growth will likely accelerate, as water resources are irreplaceable yet in rising demand as populations grow.
Are you interested in promoting equality among genders? Do you want to know more about the issues women face around the world? In this program, you learn to think critically about contemporary issues of gender equality and gain the necessary skills to transform them.
Looking for an opportunity to learn about complex social structures in modern society? Consider the flexible, interdisciplinary certificate in women and gender studies. You'll explore relevant contemporary topics, such as how gender interacts with sexuality, race and religion.
This exciting certificate program pairs the courses and practical experience that prepare students to pursue careers working with military personnel and their families.
Powerful communication can take you anywhere you want to go. Enhance your writing and communication skills and learn how to apply this knowledge in a variety of disciplines and professional settings.
The minor in writing, rhetorics and literacies teaches students strategies for inquiry. Students study the ways in which communication has, does and will create knowledge and action, and how communication is constructed, circulated, reacted to, and repurposed through time and place. Through differing tools of inquiry, students explore the history, theories and methods of inquiry as well as pragmatic and social actions of rhetoric, writing and literacies. In short, the goal of this program is to educate citizens who can create new knowledge and reason, read, write and act in robust and significant ways to meet new challenges of the present and the future.