ASU Online

Future of higher ed likely to be mix of in-person, online classes

Online degree programs have been improving access to higher education for years, but the massive switch during the pandemic highlighted the benefits of digital degree programs, according to several university administrators who spoke on a panel titled “The New Online Learning Imperative.”

Some institutions had to quickly pivot to providing classes online during the pandemic, but many, including Arizona State University, were able to instantly adapt thanks to robust online programs that already existed — including support services in addition to content.

US News ranks ASU among best in nation for online programs

Arizona State University’s online bachelor’s programs in business and online master’s in educational administration have been ranked No. 1 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to the No. 1 rankings, ASU Online also earned top-three rankings in a total of 12 categories as part of the 2022 Best Online Programs report, including online bachelor’s programs for veterans (second), online master’s in electrical engineering programs (second) and online master’s in special education programs (third).

ASU's criminal justice online graduate degree program ranks in US News' top 10

The online master’s degree program in criminology and criminal justice at Arizona State University continues for an eighth consecutive year as one of the nation’s top 10 such courses of study, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings announced. The online Master of Arts degree program earned a No. 7 ranking for 2022.

ASU’s No. 7 ranking is higher than those of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of Central Florida and the University of Oklahoma.

5 students awarded 1st Online Undergraduate Research Scholars program scholarships

In the fall, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences launched the Online Undergraduate Research Scholars (OURS) program — a program that offers hands-on, experiential learning for students enrolled through ASU Online. The OURS program also has several other components, including seed funding for faculty to develop group-based research experiences and scholarships to support student research.

The College recognizes academic excellence with fall 2021 Dean's Medalists

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at the fall 2021 convocation.

Each semester, departments and schools within The College select outstanding students who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to academic excellence during their time at ASU. These students will be awarded a prestigious Dean’s Medal in honor of their scholastic achievements.

Meet the outstanding fall 2021 Dean’s Medalist awardees from The College.

‘Sun Devil for life’: ASU student finds reinvention online

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates.

If there was one thing for which Arizona State University student Sean Duffey was not prepared, it was feeling that he was not prepared.

“When I was a young undergraduate student,” he said, “I had a level of confidence that was neither rational nor supported by my work.”

Psychology students win top prizes from ASU's Institute of Social Science Research

This fall, Arizona State University psychology students Paula Baker, Adi Wiezel and Matthew Langley each won top awards from the Institute for Social Science Research. Each semester, the institute invites students who are conducting social science research to participate in a poster contest, in which they may present planned or completed research.