Learn to thrive at the
intellectual heart of ASU

Our disciplines create countless opportunities for success

The university's largest and most diverse college,
offering unparalleled academic choice

As the foundational core of the New American University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences fosters educational excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry through our unique blend of programs in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Our diversity and dynamism serve as an incubator for continued growth and development in any field of study, from space exploration and medicinal chemistry to historical and global studies.

You’ll have access to choose, explore and sculpt a personalized and individually powerful learning experience suited for your desired career path. Our redefined liberal arts and sciences education will help transform you into a socially aware, critically thinking global citizen who strives to bring about positive change.

Groundbreaking news from around the college

Why help someone when you’ll receive nothing in return? How have groups of people cooperating together ensured group survival? These questions lie at the roots of the work of a new Arizona State University professor’s work.
Students and faculty at ASU have been digging out their hats boots this year as Arizona experienced a colder-than-usual winter. But for Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, ASU’s senior VP for Knowledge Enterprise Development, this winter has felt positively balmy after a recent trip to Antarctica.
Humans have been working land for millennia, cultivating plants or herding animals. Now researchers from ASU are reporting on a 10-year project that studies the effects humans have had — and the consequences for those whose livelihoods depend on it.

Forge your own path

As you immerse yourself in our forward-thinking platform, we encourage you to dream big. Our academic program versatility, internationally renowned faculty and cutting-edge facilities will prepare you to go beyond the expected, conquer the challenges of tomorrow and come out ahead.

Major in biology and take courses in creative writing to revolutionize science writing. Or major in justice studies with a minor in psychology and become a criminal profiler. Create your dream job; we’re here to help. 

Influential numbers from our college

40

World-class research centers

2,400+

Available courses

17:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

Discover life as a Sun Devil

As a student, you’ll be able to explore a dynamic educational experience that goes way beyond the classroom. There’s an endless supply of activities on campus, from clubs and community service to study abroad and athletics. Learn more.

Invest your time in research

In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you’ll be a part of one of the most progressive research universities in the country and have access to high-tech research facilities geared toward solving society’s biggest challenges. Learn more.

Engage and network with alumni

We are committed to cultivating long-term interactions between our alumni and students. Our network of alumni consists of more than 115,000 individuals who are creating positive change in the world. Stay connected with our alumni