Actuarial Science

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? Gain a deeper understanding of African and African American peoples' culture and history and an in-depth knowledge of prominent issues in their communities to 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.

Complement your major area of study with a breadth of understanding of Indigenous culture, knowledge that can be helpful in a variety of careers that connect either directly or indirectly with 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.



Are you intrigued by human behavior, history and biology? With the tools to explore the lessons of human nature and a deep understanding of who we are and where we came from, you'll be prepared for success in many different careers.

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 you opportunities in the global workforce.


Arabic Studies

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 Arabic language and about Arabic literature and culture, you'll be developing knowledge that is in demand in today's job market while broadening your perspective on global issues.

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.

Studying Japanese opens the door to a variety of new career paths, new experiences and new opportunities for personal growth and exploration. Regardless where your interests lie, the Japanese language can help take you where you want to be.

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. You'll have the opportunity to explore these issues through a variety of historical, cultural and political lenses.

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.


Asian Studies

Add an Asian studies certificate to your bachelor's degree. A general overview of Asian culture and history can complement fields of research that interest you, such as art, technology, 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 learn about Earth's solar system as well as our galaxy and the universe, this minor is ideal for you. Join students and faculty in astrophysics who are building space-flight hardware, making astronomical observations, discovering new planets, exploring cosmology and engineering new instruments for telescopes and satellites.


Atmospheric Sciences

Gain extensive knowledge of the study and practice of meteorology and climatology. Prepare to become even more competitive for positions in your primary field of study with intersections in 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? Open up the secrets of that world in ways that satisfy your desire to know more while complementing your major in surprising ways.


Brazilian Studies

Explore the complexities of Brazilian culture and history in courses that encourage rethinking Brazil beyond media images of samba and carnival. 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. You'll gain a strong foundation of knowledge through both theoretical and experimental courses.

Do you want to play a role in shaping our society? You can, with a foundation of skills grounded in the liberal arts and sciences that are designed to meet the challenges of the future.


Civic Education

The rights to vote and to seek political change are important, but becoming an informed participant in American democracy is just as important. Develop your political voice while learning the rights, responsibilities and intellectual foundations that go along with membership in American democracy.


Civil Communication

Learn the value of robust, honest and constructive dialogue that advances public interest. With your ability to imbue public disagreement with civility and consideration, you will be able to contribute to building and nurturing communities.


Classical Studies

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.

Do you have a curious mind and a passion for solving problems in new ways? You can make a powerful impact in today's fast-changing research landscape by using new technologies to mine life-changing answers from life science data.

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.



Cryptology is necessary everywhere in today's technological world. 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.


Data Science

See your current field of study through a new lens. By becoming adept with specific data skills, you can make informed decisions about the world around you.


Disability Studies

Challenge your views of disability through the voices of diverse, disabled cultures. 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.


Economic Justice

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 to design, manage and evaluate initiatives that can revitalize communities.



Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the interactions between individuals, firms and governments? You can gain insight into the decisions of households and private and public entities, through this minor that complements almost any major and career.



Enhance your critical thinking and communication skills and develop your creativity through your choice of courses in literature, writing and linguistics in this program that complements any course of study.

Where did language come from and how does it shape how we think and act? Explore the historical and cultural aspects of the English language and consider how you can apply this knowledge in a variety of settings.

Studying literature exposes you to new cultures and perspectives. It encourages you to consider your role within diverse peoples, places and ideas, and deepens your understanding of what it means to be human. The critical and analytical writing and comprehension skills you learn can enhance any major.

Explore the relationships between humans, nature and the environment, and 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. Pair your bachelor's degree with the study of ethics in order to become a better philosophical thinker who can solve ethical problems.


European Studies

Are you curious how Brexit, migration, populism and Russian tactics are affecting Europe and the embattled European Union? 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.


Evolutionary Medicine

We must frame questions about health and illness in new and innovative ways to improve human health. Begin here. Learn how to holistically approach ideas about evolution, human vulnerability and the future of medicine.

Understand the human experience and the important contexts in which we develop. Gain valuable skills that prepare you to work with children, youth and families.


Field Geology

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, explore many different French-speaking cultures, and enhance these with study abroad in a fascinating place. It's all in preparation for a variety of creative and international professions.

Explore the social and cultural constructs of gender in this certificate program.

Gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a feminist, and explore new ways of viewing the world.

Learn to utilize technology with geographic information science to help companies innovate and navigate the world. This certificate program is an extremely valuable addition to a variety of degree programs and disciplines.



Enhance your major by developing a deeper understanding of the physical world, geographic regions and cultures. You can select your classes based on your unique interests in this customizable program.

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.

Are you passionate about helping people? Improving health conditions for all people requires passion and understanding. Enhance your major with a holistic examination of human health. Learn innovative and practical skills grounded in anthropology, and prepare to help solve today's 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 is the foundation you need to better understand today's world.



Complement your current degree with a foundational background in history, selecting from an assortment of topics, like international history or the history of college sports. Exploring the past prepares you for the future in any career you choose.

Since 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

Human rights are an integral part of a just society. As a student with a certificate in human rights, you will develop the skills to identify human rights violations, analyze their causes and consequences, and formulate approaches for redressing the harms they perpetuate.

Are you thinking about a career in the health professions? Gain an edge by learning to understand the complex, transdisciplinary challenges of health. This certificate program also focuses on empathy, mindfulness, resilience, well-being, and compassionate research and care.


International Cinema

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.


International Studies

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.


Islamic Studies

Enrich your understanding of this major religion, from its history and culture to current events, and gain cultural competence that can serve you well in future endeavors.



Delve into the rich history and culture of Italy, a leader in global innovation in several industries, including art, fashion and food. Your knowledge of Italian, the fourth most studied language in the world, is critical to understanding developments in these fields.


Jewish Studies

Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish history and religion, Jewish interactions with majority cultures, and the Jewish contribution to contemporary society, and 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.



Study Korean, and prepare for today's geopolitics, international security, global marketplace and technological innovation, and connect with the world, and even relate more intimately with your K-pop idols and K-drama stars. The world today demands more people with knowledge of Korean language and culture.


Korean Studies

Redefine your personal strengths and stand out in the job market. Learn the skills of critical thinking and cultural diversity in a language employers in every field are seeking. A certificate in Korean prepares you for the 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 is the first step.

Did you know that Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States? Through this program, you will gain a deeper understanding of the historical, contemporary, theoretical and applied knowledge you will need for working on issues pertaining to Latino politics and policies.

If you are passionate about making the future brighter in the LGBTQ community, you'll want to begin by relating to the personal experiences of those around you. In this program, you'll broaden your connections and also develop your skills as an activist, to better engage in participatory democracy and affect change in our ever-shifting society.

Are you are intellectually curious and eager to expand your knowledge of engineering? 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 with a math minor. This is a great complement to any degree, whether liberal arts, 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, including the ability to communicate effectively, motivate teams, negotiate and solve any challenge you may encounter. Complement your major by gaining this specialized skill set sought by many employers.


Modern Hebrew

A certificate in modern Hebrew adds context and nuance to any study of the complex issues at play in the current Middle East.



If you have a curious mind, add a philosophy minor to your degree program. Reading comprehension combined with logical reasoning and writing skills create a well-informed citizen and prepare you for the workplace.

Prepare to become an active, engaged citizen in our democratic and globalized world. Join us and become an adaptive thinker and leader.



Do you have a desire to better understand the world around you? With a minor in physics, you'll extend your studies in nature, structure and interactions of matter and radiation while developing the fundamental scientific understanding and problem-solving skills you need to succeed in a variety of challenging career opportunities.


Planetary Science

Explore strange new worlds in our solar system and beyond. Learn how to assess their geologic evolution, surface environments, atmospheres, and to search for possible bio-signatures. Learn new skills to enhance your preparation for exciting careers, with opportunities in the burgeoning space exploration industry in Arizona and across the nation.


Political Economy

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. Once you learn about the immediate and reverberating repercussions of political and economic decisions and conditions, 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.

Don't just talk about your career plans; act on them now. Learn from guest speakers from a variety of career fields, through courses and optional weekly dialogue series, and take advantage of faculty members who work with you on resumes, internships, job opportunities and graduate school.

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.



Did you know that, worldwide, Portuguese is the fastest growing European language after English, is the most spoken language in South America, and is rapidly growing in southern Africa? Studying Portuguese can open the door for you to a world of new career paths and opportunities for growth and exploration.



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 enhances any degree program with knowledge you can apply to everyday life.

When you understand the crucial role of religion in both conflict and peace, you'll gain a broad knowledge of human division and unity. This understanding and the skills you learn in the program will be assets when pursuing your choice of career.

Explore religious traditions around the world while also examining human interactions within and among those traditions. Develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of various cultures, both of which can accompany and enrich 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 and culturally diverse region of Russia, East Europe and Eurasia. A multifaceted plan of study offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture. Students are encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities to learn an in-demand but less commonly taught language such as Persian, Turkish or Ukrainian.

Unlock the doors to exciting government, international and corporate organizations with your competitive edge in 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 analyzing human behavior through data? Learn data theories, examine theoretical research and develop your critical analysis skills. You will leverage qualitative evidence in the world around you and gain the quantitative skills that create and confirm theories.


Social Transformation

Do you have a passion for creating social change? Learn how social movements have shaped society, how diverse communities near and far have sought social change, and how you can develop new methods to solve social problems.


Socio-Legal Studies

Put your understanding of the legal system into action once you understand the impacts the system has on society and how people experience law in their everyday lives.



Complement your studies with valuable knowledge of contemporary social issues, which is needed for understanding social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.



If you want a competitive edge in today's job market and changing cultural landscape, you'll want the fluency in Spanish and the critical and analytical skills this program provides. It will broaden your perspectives and prepare you for future opportunities.

Whether it's in intense fandoms, age-old rivalries, records being broken by athletes, or 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 35% by 2030. With a statistics minor, you are prepared to apply your data analysis skills in nearly any area you are passionate about.

The logic of mathematics and computing is combined with the deep-thinking process of philosophy in this program that challenges both your right and left brain to prepare you for future goals with skills in language, theory and logic.

Do you have an interest in languages and people? Are you interested in making an impact locally and globally? This certificate prepares you for a variety of jobs and internships that will give you valuable teaching experience and opportunities to see the world.

Strengthen your research, design and leadership skills to be equipped for collaboration across disciplines. You'll be prepared to help solve complex problems and ready to lead in your chosen field of study.

Would you like to enhance your studies with knowledge of the Chicano and Latino populations in the U.S.? Learn about the culture, history, migration, health issues and media representations of these populations, and apply that knowledge to your career interests.



Our globalized world has an increasing need for translators in both the private and government sectors. A certificate in translation can pave the way to a career in several fields.

Understand alternative transportation, housing diverse groups and forging community partnerships for urban revitalization. Study the issues experienced by urban areas and the planning tools used to tackle those issues.


Water Resources

Water resources are irreplaceable and under stress from population growth and climate change. Increasingly in demand is management of these resources from many perspectives. The water resources certificate is ideal for you if you are interested in acquiring the fundamental knowledge and skills for managing this vital resource.

This exciting certificate program pairs the courses and practical experience that prepare you to pursue a career 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.

Learn how to turn words into actions. Improve your communication skills and enhance your professional qualifications and career prospects, readying yourself to help change the world.