Academics

One of the most diverse selections of academic disciplines

As the intellectual heart of Arizona State University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences exemplifies unparalleled academic choice and diversity. From mathematics and economics to film and media studies, our vast spectrum of disciplines encompass the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. You’ll have access to more than 300 degree programs in a variety of fields that will help you build a foundation for professional success, global citizenship and a life that’s full of culture and curious inquiry.

Humanities

The study of humanities – philosophy, history, literature and languages – is critical for cultural understanding, individual fulfillment and global citizenship. You'll wrestle with questions about life as you search for your own answers.

Why study humanities?

Natural sciences

As a natural scientist – studying physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology – you’ll learn to relish the beauties of nature and make discoveries to solve the scientific challenges of today and tomorrow. The future will rely on you.

Why study natural sciences?

Social sciences

When you study the social sciences – sociology, economics, geography, justice studies and more – you’ll become a civically minded scientist who investigates the way society functions to discover how to make people’s lives profoundly better.

Why study social sciences?

Our college's rankings

5th

Best qualified graduates
(Wall Street Journal)

Top 20

For humanities research
(National Science Foundation)

9th

In social sciences
(National Science Foundation)