Colleges and schools
The Academic Enterprise comprises 16 colleges and schools spanning ASU’s campuses, locations and online. In these academic communities, students learn from renowned faculty and are surrounded by an academic support system dedicated to their success.
Barrett, The Honors College at ASU Honors
Barrett, The Honors College at ASU is a selective, residential college that recruits academically outstanding undergraduates across the nation. Named “Best Honors College” in the nation, this residential community has more National Merit Scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown, Stanford or UCLA, and Barrett students benefit from a twelve million dollar endowment used exclusively to support honors students and their projects.
College for Global Futures
Urgent issues across the globe require informed action. The College for Global Futures teaches students to develop viable and implementable options to ensure a habitable future and well-being for everyone. Launched in 2020, this academic community empowers students to make long-term impact. The transdisciplinary approach engaged throughout the College leverages resources from across the nation’s most innovative university and equips global leaders of today and tomorrow with the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in any arena.
College of Health Solutions
The College of Health Solutions is dedicated to developing the health workforce of the future and shifting society’s focus from health care to health. The college equips students to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics; and address the critical and complex needs of the healthcare system. Academic programs include biomedical informatics and diagnostics, nutrition, kinesiology and exercise and wellness, science of health care delivery, integrated behavioral health, speech and hearing science and population health. Community partnerships are essential to the college’s success and include Banner Health, Dignity Health, and the Mayo Clinic, among others.
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is a transdisciplinary college that welcomes students in degree programs from other colleges at ASU to take foundation courses in humanities, social and natural sciences, and mathematics that are built for a rapidly changing marketplace.Faculty are actively engaged in use-inspired research and service, which students are also encouraged to become involved in.
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is a distinguished model for excellence and inspiration in nursing and interprofessional practice, education and research. The college advances knowledge and innovative practice models, and new solutions to optimize the health and well-being of diverse local, national and global communities. Graduate and undergraduate programs focus on systems thinking, evidence-based practice, collaborative system design, and improved delivery across the continuum of care – preparing future health professionals to work together across disciplines within complex and dynamic health delivery systems.
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
With more than 5,000 students, nearly 400 faculty members, 130 program options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is redefining the 21st-century design and arts school. The institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation, comprising schools of art; arts, media and engineering; design; film, dance and theatre; and music; and the ASU Art Museum.
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Fulton Schools emphasize discovery, design, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal impact. For more than 60 years, Fulton faculty and students have solved challenges in energy, health, sustainability, education and security. The Fulton community includes students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 121 countries and Fulton graduates are aggressively recruited by top companies or become superior candidates for graduate studies in medicine, law, engineering and science. Fulton students are considered engineers from Day 1.
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education. ASU education faculty create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about teaching and learning and the performance of education systems. The college mobilizes people through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement. It takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the innovation capabilities of individual educators, schools and organizations, districts and communities.
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Situated on the West campus of ASU, the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences provides students with a personalized college learning environment in the midst of the largest public university in the nation. In this nationally-unique environment, students have incredible opportunities to learn and discover alongside award-winning, frontier-defining faculty. ASU’s New College graduates go on to be doctors, lawyers, artists, scientists, performers, forensic scientists, psychologists and CEOs, among other leaders.
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
A legal education begins in the classroom, but does not end there. For the past 50 years, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has worked to further the legacy of the college’s namesake — Justice Sandra Day O’Connor — to educate students and citizens about the importance of the rule of law and civic engagement. Offering comprehensive and personalized legal education, classes are taught by nationally recognized faculty, with centers and programs that allow students to focus in the areas of law that most interest them. Each student graduates with an average of 250 hours of practical skills training. ASU Law offers more than 200 externship opportunities guaranteed to match student interests.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
As the foundational core of the New American University, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences fosters educational excellence and interdisciplinarity. The college incorporates 23 schools, departments and programs, and 43 interdisciplinary research centers and one-of-a-kind institutes in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. With 96 undergraduate majors, 141 graduate programs and more than 2,400 courses, Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse college at ASU.
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Since 1946, Thunderbird School of Global Management has been synonymous with leadership in international business education. The first school in the nation to focus exclusively on international business, Thunderbird educates global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide. Thunderbird became an independent unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise in 2014, combining Thunderbird’s multi-decade heritage of developing global business leaders through graduate and undergraduate degree programs powered by the expansive resources of a major, top tier research university.
Everyone learns in different ways and comes to college with a range of life experiences, responsibilities and academic preparation. University College is designed specifically to bolster student success, with focus on the people and programs at the heart of Arizona State University’s promise to be a university measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed. University College resources help students make a successful transition to the university experience — and develop additional life skills that will serve them throughout their academic careers and beyond. Students work in tandem with University College and the ASU college or school that offers their major. Nationally recognized student support services offer options to fit the needs of every student, ranging from academic success courses, tutoring and peer coaching to critical thinking skills and resiliency training.
W. P. Carey School of Business
The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the nation. More than 15,000 students from 111 countries pursue undergraduate, master’s and PhD degrees. Each student’s W. P. Carey experience is tailored and uniquely their own in a tight-knit community created by small classes, team-based learning, entrepreneurial support and individualized attention every step of the way. W. P. Carey students have four options for earning an MBA on a full-time or part-time schedule, including evening, executive and online MBA programs. World-renowned faculty from six continents encourage global thinking and welcome diversity.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the nation’s premiere professional journalism programs and is home to Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. Journalism goes beyond the classroom at the Cronkite School with more than 500 internships and more than a dozen innovative professional immersion programs in which students get real-world experiences in areas such as broadcasting, investigative journalism, business journalism, sports journalism, public relations and digital production.
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is made up of four schools and more than 20 research centers located in downtown Phoenix—all with a shared goal of advancing research and discovery of public value, and furthering the economic, social, cultural and overall health of communities. Every student in the college is challenged to identify a problem and make that a real project during the course of their academic experience, as well as participate in a required capstone internship. Faculty members in the college don’t just teach public service, they and their students do it.