Is this your future? Actuaries are mathematicians who turn risk into reward by using numbers instead of crystal balls to evaluate the likelihood of future events. They design creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events and to mitigate the impact of any that may occur.
Follow your passions by taking a broad selection of courses that allow you to explore important issues from different historical, cultural, sociological, political and psychological perspectives. Then allow that passion and knowledge to benefit others in any of a variety of arenas.
Are you interested in topics in Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination and human rights? In this dynamic, comprehensive program, you explore the rich cultural knowledge and lived experiences of American Indians. You learn to address complex issues while reinvigorating and sustaining the well-being and intellectualism of Indigenous peoples worldwide.
Are you intrigued by human behavior, world travel and foreign cultures? An anthropology degree gives you the tools to better understand human interactions and find jobs in museums, government agencies and the corporate world, where your expertise will help find solutions to today's most pressing issues.
Are you torn between studying history or biology? You can explore both while learning about human origins, ancient cultures and what it means to be human. Obtain in-depth knowledge of human evolution, adaptability and behavior, and you'll have an edge when pursuing your chosen career.
Do you want to help prevent disease outbreaks, disasters or addictions? Today, we have access to more data than ever before, making math crucial to understanding and improving human safety, health and security. Learn the practical theories, models and approaches of this new scientific movement.
Immerse yourself in the history of East Asia. Whether it's the Forbidden City of China or the mountain temples of Japan, study the histories of bustling cities in this region and gain insight into the culture today while also preparing for your future career.
Explore the history of South Asia, from the Ganges River of India to the ancient cultures of Pakistan. Examination of transdisciplinary issues of the past gives you a clear understanding of current and future matters in South Asia, an understanding that complements any career you pursue.
Dive deep into the history of Southeast Asia, from the beaches of Vietnam to the ornate temples of Thailand. Explore the region through transdisciplinary courses and examine contemporary political, social and cultural issues in Asia to gain a strong understanding that aids in any career you pursue.
China is one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations and newest economic giants. Gain a competitive edge in the dynamic frontier of international business and relations as well as in the arts and sciences by studying Chinese language and culture.
Imagine the new opportunities open to you after studying Japanese. Whether you are interested in foreign service, teaching, international business, diplomacy, science and technology, entertainment or anything in between, knowledge of Japanese takes you to the next level as you expand your network personally and professionally.
Explore how immigration, race relations and globalization influence the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander peoples and policies in the U.S. Learn beneficial skills to help with participation in your community, workplace and society as well as the critical theoretical and analytic foundations for graduate and professional degree programs.
Explore humanity's place in the universe, from near-Earth orbit to the edge of the observable universe. In the process of your scientific inquiry, you develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
Want to explore and learn about life from a molecular perspective at the atomic level? You can do that and build problem-solving skills through a range of courses in the physical, quantitative and life sciences. You will be prepared for a wide variety of careers.
Discover the secret chemical processes of living organisms at the molecular and atomic levels. Through courses in the physical sciences, life sciences and liberal arts, you build life and problem-solving skills that prepare you for a wide range of careers.
Learn about the molecular processes of life, how medicine works at the molecular level to benefit human health, and build your build problem-solving skills. The skills you gain through the molecular and life sciences courses in this program help prepare you for a variety of careers.
Your involvement in innovative research with award-winning faculty enables you to gain critical thinking skills, develop key lab techniques and jump-start your career in science. Prepare for medical, professional or graduate school by earning your undergraduate degree in biological sciences.
How does science shape the way we understand our world? Explore the social context of science while developing the skills needed to navigate the ethical complexities of scientific discovery. Discover how policy decisions are shaped by biological research and investigate the significance of the sciences in understanding our complex world.
Are you passionate about attending medical school or doing biomedical research? This concentration combines coursework focused on core concepts, competencies and critical skills with the opportunity to participate in research alongside award-winning faculty, giving you an important edge as you take the next step toward your future.
Are you concerned about environmental challenges such as climate change and habitat destruction? You can combine a biological approach to ecology with a human perspective rooted in the social sciences. This develops an understanding of the complex problems threatening our world and provides a strong background for advanced study.
Experience the excitement of scientific discovery. Learn how genetic information is organized and transmitted across generations and study how genes can affect change at the cellular level and in organisms.
Are you interested in animals and animal behavior? Do you plan to enter the neuroscience field, apply to medical or veterinary school or conduct biomedical research? This concentration helps you build strong foundations in biology, chemistry, physics and math to get you started toward your goals.
Are you interested in quantitative sciences, but also have a passion for understanding life? As a biophysics major you'll be exposed to novel learning methods and laboratory experiences, with additional opportunities to participate in real biophysics research and work directly with faculty in the field.
Chemists study the nature of materials to solve important societal problems at the atomic and molecular levels. You will learn the skills you need to help find solutions related to medicine, energy, electronics and technology, and air quality. These skills can aid you in any of a vast assortment of careers.
Do you want to help tackle current societal challenges related to energy, the environment, medicine and new materials? Learn how to address these problems at the atomic and molecular levels, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills useful for a wide assortment of careers.
Do you want to make an impact on today's environmental challenges? Study the nature of materials to solve these problems at the atomic and molecular levels. Take courses with an environmental chemistry emphasis that help you to build a foundation of critical thinking and problem-solving skills to aid your future career.
Do you want to help reshape society? With the skills you gain from this solid academic foundation, you leave ASU prepared to meet today's challenges, whether you create foreign or domestic policy, build a nonprofit that strengthens communities, or lead a business that impacts the lives of many.
Whether your dream career includes helping to create foreign or domestic policy, building a nonprofit or leading a business, a degree in civic and economic thought and leadership prepares you to meet today's challenges.
As you explore the complex role of human communication in everyday life, you gain the critical analytical skills that will be valuable assets in whichever direction you wish to go in life.
As you explore the complex role of human communication in everyday life, you gain the strong foundations in the humanities and social sciences that will be valuable assets in whichever direction you wish to go in life.
Do you have a passion for math but also love technology? This program combines math with new developments in science and technology, giving you foundational skills and tools to apply as you tackle some of today's most challenging problems in computation and information.
Are you curious about how data can be used to solve real-world issues? This program gives you the tools to become a critical analyst of data in business, research and government. Gain a strong background in data-related skills, in preparation for a dynamic career.
Life and the future of human civilization depend on people who think broadly from a science-driven perspective about how we interact with our planet. Pursue earth and environmental studies to link your interest in science and the environment with complementary fields like sustainability, advocacy and public policy.
As an earth and space exploration major, you learn about our planet, solar system and universe by combining science, engineering and education. You could be involved in building space-flight hardware; making astronomical observations; discovering new microbes; exploring volcanoes, oceans and glaciers; investigating Earth-climate interactions; and setting the stage for a new era of exploration.
Explore the chemistry and geology of life on earth, especially life in extreme environments, and make astronomical observations while developing tools to study the habitability of other planets. Foster a unique, interdisciplinary view of the Earth and the universe beyond by combining the fields of Earth science, chemistry and astrophysics in this program.
Do you want to be at the edge of exploration, making new discoveries about our planet, our solar system and our universe? As an astrophysics major, you could be discovering new planets, exploring cosmology, designing and building space-flight hardware, and engineering new instruments for telescopes and satellites.
As an earth and space exploration major, you will be crossing the boundaries of science and engineering while preparing for a new era of exploration. In the exploration systems design concentration you can build space-flight hardware, engineer solutions to explore extreme environments and take a systems-based approach to scientific discovery.
Explore earth by applying field and laboratory techniques to understand how rocks form, mountains are built, volcanoes erupt and earthquakes happen. You learn to solve scientific problems aimed at understanding the fundamental processes responsible for the evolution of our planet.
Economics examines how societies, businesses and individuals deal with scarcity. As an economics major at ASU learning from world-renowned researchers and award-winning professors, you are equipped with rigorous theoretical and empirical tools that enable you to study the decisions of individuals, businesses and governments.
Economics examines how societies, businesses and individuals deal with scarcity. This concentration adds the insights of political science to policies such as antitrust, taxation, environment and health care. Understanding the connections between these fields can prepare you to appreciate and engage in economic and public policymaking decisions.
You can explore all areas of English --- literature, creative writing, linguistics and creative nonfiction --- from anywhere in the world. The online English degree is flexible and dynamic, allowing you to tailor your program of study to your unique needs and interests.
ASU's creative writing concentration gives you an opportunity to develop a literary voice that serves your academic, professional and artistic goals. Renowned, award-winning writers guide your engagement in supportive and rigorous workshops that enable your expressive growth.
Prepare yourself to thrive in a global society by exploring the origin and use of language in a variety of cultures. Enter a promising field of study that prepares you for a variety of careers or for graduate study, including ASU's accelerated English linguistics program, BA/MTESOL.
Explore the world of literature as you read and analyze classic and modern texts. The study of literature deepens your sense of empathy and allows you to consider what it means to be human.
Inspire the minds of future leaders by teaching English at the high school level. Leading education scholars mentor you in methods of teaching English, which you put to use during professional field experiences and student teaching, preparing you for certification in the state of Arizona.
Enact social change by creating compelling arguments, engaging in collaborative problem-solving and transforming words into action. This program is for those who want to be on the cutting edge of knowledge by using technology, language and design to make a lasting impact.
If you've dreamed of a rewarding career that impacts the lives of children, youth and families, you'll want to first develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills that are key to your success whichever field you plan to enter.
Go behind the scenes of your favorite movies, television shows and social media platforms to learn what it takes to succeed in the film and media industries. Explore how technological advances are transforming how society creates and consumes media. Engage in interactive courses and experiential learning, including screenwriting workshops and film festivals.
Learn one of the most widely spoken and important languages in the world. Study abroad in fascinating places and encounter many different cultures. Your experiences as a French major prepare you for a variety of creative and international professions.
Geographic information science is being used to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our world. In this program, you'll learn skills that allow you to understand the increasingly important concept of location in issues facing our global society.
Develop your understanding of climate, landforms and biogeography. Learn about the world around you, from the sky to the bottom of the ocean, and how humans impact landscapes across various geographic regions.
Our world of landforms is made special by the people who call it home. Learn of humanistic and cultural traditions while delving into the physical aspects of our world, such as landscape dynamics and climate.
Do you get excited when storms build up on the horizon? Are you intrigued by weather phenomena and how they happen? This technical program helps you better understand everything from local storms to climate change and prepares you for an impactful career as a meteorologist or climatologist.
Geographers' understanding of the modern world stems from their unique spatial perspective. Whether the topic is local or elsewhere in the world, they view it through the twin lenses of space and place.The urban studies concentration under the BS program in geography applies the tools of geography to the study of urban areas. Students have an opportunity to focus, in particular, on the Phoenix metropolitan area and other rapidly urbanizing regions in arid climates. Tied with geographic information science, the urban studies major brings together both knowledge and skill sets in a powerful way.
Whether you want to learn about the long tradition of medieval courts, are intrigued by Germans' success in the business world or are imagining a career in the natural sciences, performing arts, sustainability or the humanities, a major in German helps you translate the world from a new perspective.
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to improve lives around the world? Explore human health holistically and develop skills to help others thrive. Learn about vital resources and vulnerable populations as you prepare for a career in public health policy, disaster management or health education.
Study how cultures, economics, institutions and social issues shape our increasingly globalized world. Through a global experience or an internationally focused internship, you can put your learning to work as you help to address real-world challenges.
Learn about the past while preparing for your future. In one of the largest undergraduate history programs in the country, you can explore a variety of time periods and regions, like Ancient Greece and modern Mexico, and topics such as sports, engineering and health.
Love history? Prepare yourself for a career inside or outside the classroom by developing your skills in abstract and critical thinking, writing, oral presentation and reading comprehension. This program provides a solid foundation for whatever your post-graduate dreams entail.
Are traditional disciplinary pursuits not for you? You can base your study in a technical or scientific area while taking courses in multiple disciplines.
If you're interested in nontraditional disciplinary pursuits, you'll appreciate this opportunity to create a degree program that's all your own, unique to your needs.
Become a person of culture --- multiple cultures. With an international focus and a deep exploration of a foreign language, a degree in international letters and cultures makes you a citizen of the world, someone in demand for a variety of careers and disciplines.
Through approximately 420 million speakers around the world, Arabic is rooted in influential and emerging economies, ancient history and modern politics. When you know this strategic language, you will also have the cultural intelligence and competency that gives you a competitive edge and a pathway into a number of fields.
Knowing the past gives a new perspective on the present. Once you have experienced the myths, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, you'll always see the big picture. The long-term thinking and distinctive viewpoint of the classical civilization graduate is prized in education, business, law and creative fields.
Equip yourself for today's world with the knowledge that has molded world leaders for centuries: the classics. The study of ancient Greece and Rome, around which the Renaissance university was created, still provides the tools for thinking across boundaries of language, history and culture to imagine a new, innovative future.
Studying Italian unlocks the doors to Italy's culture and language, as well as careers in design, fashion, food, sustainability, health and wellness, manufacturing, computer services, and the aerospace and automotive sectors. Due to Italy's rich history, quality of life and industrial leadership, Italian is the fourth most studied language globally.
Explore Jewish life and history by examining topics like religious and spiritual values and political and philosophical viewpoints. Study the history and modern life of the Jewish religion while developing an understanding of Jewish contributions to Western civilization.
Do you want to create meaningful change in the world? Justice studies offers you a broad education on justice complemented by a solid foundation of liberal arts and social sciences courses that prepare you to promote social, economic and political justice wherever you are.
Do you believe in promoting social, economic and political justice? Are you looking for the tools to create meaningful change in the world? This program is your opportunity to conduct quantitative and analytical research to better understand the complexities of social justice.
Did you know you can use math to help change the world? Whether you want to manage the impacts of climate change or reduce the spread of disease, learn critical thinking skills that can be applied to almost any problem. This degree program prepares you for many top-rated jobs.
Do you have a passion for both math and language? This math degree includes a foreign language, making it a great option for you if you're interested in travel and a global career.
Flexibility is one of the great advantages of this program. You get all the options of a bachelor's degree in both mathematics and education, with choices that include attending graduate school for mathematics or mathematics education; seeking employment in business, finance, technology or other industries; and teaching high school mathematics.
Every time someone clicks on a link or Googles a phrase, information is being collected. But how many people truly know what to do with that data? You can. With the data analytics skills you learn in this program, you can be an asset to any enterprise.
To make a difference in science and health, first study the smallest living things --- bacteria, protozoa and viruses --- and learn about immunology, the science of immune systems and how bodies defend against infectious diseases.
Is your goal medical school or another health-related career? Then you'll want to study bioethics, cell biology and immunology --- all applicable to the changing world of medicine --- and develop critical thinking skills and competencies important in the biomedical sciences. Our medical microbiology program prepares you for advanced education in a variety of health careers.
Do you want to make a difference in the world? In molecular biosciences, you can help produce ground-breaking research in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, genomics and immunology.
Whether your career goal is in bioengineering, medicine, pharmaceuticals, clinical science, or pure neuroscience or neuroimaging research, this degree provides the foundations and the flexibility you need to help take your first step. This program encompasses training across the four foundational areas in neuroscience.
Strengthen your foundational skills, such as reading comprehension, and develop skills in reasoning and argument construction to become a better thinker. Studying philosophy prepares you to answer moral and ethical questions that relate to a variety of careers.
Liberty, equality and justice are the basis of many legal systems. Combining courses of philosophy, law, politics and policy enables you to tackle these topics, and when moral questions arise concerning politics and law, you will be able to explore the answers philosophically.
Natural and social sciences raise interesting philosophical questions. How do science and pseudo-science differ? Can a physical system be conscious? How should we think about climate change and new technologies? Combine your interest in science, nature and the mind with philosophical thinking to better understand our complex world.
Learn how the universe works at a deep, fundamental level.
Learn nature's most fundamental laws to understand the world around us. Through rigorous foundational coursework, you learn to analyze complex problems and gain valuable quantitative reasoning skills that can be applied to any technical field.
Are you interested in the physical world yet also have a passion for teaching? In this specialized concentration, you'll gain an excellent foundation in science while building expertise to fill in-demand opportunities in secondary education.
Interested in politics and public issues in the United States and abroad? Do you see yourself heading to law school or working in political campaigns or as a diplomat? This degree is an excellent springboard for a wide variety of careers, both inside and outside of government.
Interested in politics and public issues in the United States and abroad? Do you see yourself heading to law school or working in political campaigns or as a diplomat? This degree is an excellent springboard for a wide variety of careers, both inside and outside of government.
Would you like a deeper understanding of political and economic problems in the global context? Gain a solid foundation in both economics and political science while using quantitative analysis and modeling to learn how you can make a difference in addressing important world issues.
Learn how psychology is found in every aspect of life.
In the BS program in psychology, students discover the ways in which psychology combines with other STEM disciplines in the study of how the brain and behavior impact all aspects of the human experience.Students acquire basic knowledge of psychology theory and practice. They develop skills in research analysis, critical thinking and the ability to interact effectively with a range of diverse groups across scientific interests and disciplines.In addition to coursework, they gain hands-on experience by working with renowned world-class faculty researching the brain, mind and behavior. Students can prepare for interesting careers using psychology by working in functioning research laboratories studying the complexities of human and animal behavior.The Department of Psychology is known for and is committed to providing continued support and answers to its graduates as a foundation for their personal transition into careers, marriage, families and other important life roles. Undergraduates in the psychology major also have access to a mentor network of alumni to help mentor and provide support throughout their academic careers.
See how psychology is found in all corners of life.
Religion is an important part of human experience. Religious understanding informs and shapes politics, literature, philosophy, art and science as well as the daily life of millions around the globe. An understanding of religious traditions is critical to understanding a shared past and present and to navigating toward a shared future.Students who pursue the BA in religious studies come from a wide diversity of faiths, cultural backgrounds and intellectual interests. What many find fascinating and exciting about religious studies is that it draws from a wide variety of disciplines --- history, philosophy, anthropology, literature, political science and theology, to name a few. Course offerings reflect a diversity of approaches (historical, anthropological, ethical and theological), regions (North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia) and traditions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Native American traditions).Students study global religious traditions to examine human interaction and explore the root beliefs and values of diverse cultures. This interdisciplinary program combines teachings of history, philosophy, anthropology, literature, political science and theology and helps students develop critical thinking and writing skills.Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in religious studies may not pursue a concurrent degree with the Bachelor of Arts in religious studies with a concentration in religion, politics and global affairs or religious studies with a concentration in religion, culture and public life due to the high level of overlap in curriculum. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.
Look around and you will see religion everywhere. By studying a variety of materials, you gain an understanding of the role of religion in shaping the past, present and future of human societies and cultures, an understanding which will aid you in any field you decide to pursue.
Questions regarding religion and its relationship with governments, public health, and migration directly affect our daily lives. With a foundation in religious studies, you are prepared to solve real-world problems like these from within any of a multitude of careers.
Stand out. Choose Russian. Thrill to some of the world's greatest art in the original language. Study abroad with prestigious scholarships. Travel Eurasia with the lingua franca. Stand in Red Square. Learn a strategic language. Serve in government, NGOs and international organizations and take your place on the world stage.
Discover the exciting world of sociology. Gain valuable insight into social institutions and human social behavior --- perfect for a career in business, social services and community advocacy. Continue your studies in a variety of graduate areas, including social work, counseling and sociological research.
Explore the Hispanic world's fascinating cultures by learning the world's third most spoken language, with about 40 million Spanish speakers in the U.S. alone. Fluency in Spanish, coupled with critical-thinking and analytical skills, offers an unparalleled competitive edge in today's job market and our increasingly diverse society.
Think, make and lead in interdisciplinary courses designed to train successful leaders and problem-solvers for science- and technology-related fields of the future. This program teaches the skills needed to transform you into a master learner: ready to adapt to ever-changing and ever-growing workforce needs.
How is the Chicano and Latino population portrayed in popular culture, and why is it important to learn about cultural differences? To gain a deeper understanding of cultural representations, learn from faculty who specialize in literature, queer studies, Chicana feminist theory, communication and media studies, digital humanities and media production.
Are you interested in health equity? Learn about the social determinants of health, the pressing health issues experienced by the Chicano and Latino community, and how to advocate for and work with local and transborder communities.
Why do people migrate? Learn about migration trends from Latin America to the U.S., immigration issues and policies, and how Latino populations are politically mobilized at the local and national levels.
Do you want to shape how our cities, states and communities operate; how people navigate the globe; and how cities are planned for success? In this urban planning program, learn about future-changing strategies like alternative transportation, housing diversity and urban revitalization. When entering the job market, you'll have access to the support of a rich professional network.
Explore social structures and refine your skills as a citizen of the future. Learn critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills, with internship opportunities within various fields, to prepare you for a 21st century career.