Undergraduate Minors and Certificates

Complement your studies with a minor or certificate

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers a diverse collection of undergraduate minors and certificates to explore. Whether you want to complement your major in our college or you’d like a certificate in a completely unrelated field, we’re confident you’ll find a minor or certificate program that meets your individual needs – from American Indian and Arabic studies, to astronomy and chemistry, to historical and media studies. 

Our minor and certificate programs open the door to intellectual inquiry and educational discovery. As you pursue your academic interests, you’ll find ways to intersect your learning in an interdisciplinary nature. In addition, you’ll gain valuable skills for the competitive marketplace as you expose yourself to new knowledge in a range of disciplines.

Actuarial Science (Certificate)

Actuarial science is an area of mathematical and statistical science that requires expertise in specializations of...

The minor in African and African-American studies examines the culture, arts, history, politics, economics and current...

The certificate program in African and African American studies examines the culture, arts, history, politics, economics...

American Indian nation governance certificate students develop knowledge and insight of government and governance in...

The minor in American Indian studies is designed for students interested in developing an understanding of American...

Risk management is the identification, assessment and prioritization of risks that is followed by coordination and...

Anthropology (Minor)

The minor program in anthropology provides students with a great deal of flexibility in selecting courses. The program...

The minor program in Arabic studies provides students with instruction in Modern Standard Arabic as well as Arab culture...

Arabic Studies (Certificate)

The certificate program in Arabic studies provides students with skills that will enable them to communicate effectively...

Students pursuing a minor in Asian languages (Chinese) gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of...

Students pursuing a minor in Asian languages (Japanese) gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of...

The Asian Pacific American studies minor program focuses on the long history and rich contemporary experiences, cultures...

Asian Pacific American studies addresses the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian-Americans and Pacific...

Asian Studies (Certificate)

The Asian studies certificate supplements a bachelor's degree and demonstrates knowledge of an Asian language as well as...

Astronomy (Minor)

The astronomy minor is designed for students interested in developing a basic understanding of astronomy and astrophysics...

Astrophysics (Minor)

The astrophysics minor is designed for students interested in developing a background in the theoretical modeling and...

Atmospheric Sciences (Certificate)

The certificate program coursework is associated with the requirements for certification as a meteorologist by the...

Biochemistry (Minor)

The biochemistry minor is designed to give students majoring in other disciplines a solid grounding in the basics of...

Biological science encompasses the study of all living things and includes the study of basic organization and function,...

Brazilian Studies (Certificate)

The certificate in Brazilian studies encourages students to create a plan of study focusing on current sociocultural...

Chemistry (Minor)

The chemistry minor is designed to give students majoring in other disciplines a solid grounding in the basics of...

The minor program in civic and economic thought and leadership examines broad and fundamental concepts and questions...

Civic Education (Certificate)

The civic education certificate is designed to contribute to the preparation of undergraduate students for careers in...

Civil Communication (Certificate)

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication certificate in civil communication provides students specific training in...

Classical Studies (Certificate)

The classical studies program offers students a wide variety of opportunities to study the language, literature and...

The minor program in communication focuses on teaching students how communication processes create, maintain and...

The computational mathematical sciences minor offers students a curriculum that includes computer science with coursework...

Cryptology (Certificate)

The certificate program in cryptology is designed to provide a strong foundation in the mathematical topics that are most...

East Asian Studies (Certificate)

The certificate in East Asian studies can supplement a bachelor's degree, demonstrating knowledge of an Asian language as...

Economic Justice (Certificate)

Students will gain knowledge of economic justice that will promote the growth of sustainable communities locally,...

Economics (Minor)

Students who pursue the minor in economics create a personalized program of study that covers economic theory and...

English (Minor)

A minor in English provides students with preparation for any profession requiring strong analytical and communication...

Students pursuing a minor in English with a focus in linguistics study the nature, variation and structure of language....

The minor program in English, with a concentration in literature, focuses upon British, American and global literatures...

The entertainment and technology certificate is for students interested in the study of entertainment and technology...

The environmental humanities certificate offers students who are interested in humanities-based approaches to the current...

Ethics (Certificate)

The ethics certificate is designed to give students a richer understanding of systematic philosophical thinking about...

This certificate program enables students to develop expertise in the cultures, governments and economies of the EU,...

The minor program in family and human development from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics exposes...

The film and media studies minor is useful for students who want to explore the critical and creative study of film and...

French (Minor)

Students pursuing a minor in French gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of French-speaking...

Georgaphic information science takes computer science to a new level, specializing in technology that puts companies like...

Geography (Minor)

The geography minor, rooted in a foundation of cultural and physical geography, encourages students to explore...

The geological sciences minor is designed for students interested in developing a basic understanding of earth science...

German (Minor)

Students pursuing a minor in German gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of German-speaking...

The minor in global health is a transdisciplinary program designed for students who seek a broad and flexible set of...

The minor program in global studies offers students exposure to global processes and institutions from a...

History (Minor)

Students who pursue the minor in history study the growth and development of human society from all aspects --- political...

The School of Life Sciences offers an undergraduate certificate in the history and philosophy of science. This program is...

Human Rights (Certificate)

The certificate program provides students with historical, legal and philosophical perspectives from which to think...

The certificate program in interdisciplinary health humanities brings humanities methodologies to analyses of health and...

International Cinema (Certificate)

The power of international cinema lies in its ability to underscore national differences and engage diverse viewpoints....

International Studies (Certificate)

The international studies certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in government agencies, international...

Islamic Studies (Certificate)

The certificate in Islamic studies allows students to gain an appreciation of Islam's multiculturalism and contemporary...

Italian (Minor)

Students pursuing a minor in Italian gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of Italian-speaking...

Jewish Studies (Certificate)

The Jewish studies certificate program examines the history and culture of the Jews, generates and facilitates research...

The minor in justice studies is designed for students interested in developing an understanding of the meaning of justice...

Korean (Minor)

The Korean minor program is designed to enrich and deepen students' understanding of Korea by placing special emphasis on...

Korean Studies (Certificate)

The certificate in Korean studies aims to train and produce students who are linguistically capable and culturally...

The Latin American studies certificate program is designed to give students an understanding of the culture, economies,...

Mathematics (Minor)

The minor in mathematics is designed for students who want to further their knowledge of mathematics. It is beneficial...

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has established a certificate program for undergraduate students...

The minor in military leadership is designed to enhance students' learning experience by providing tools that prepare...

Modern Hebrew (Certificate)

The certificate program in modern Hebrew provides students with a firm foundation in modern Hebrew language and a broad...

Philosophy (Minor)

The minor program in philosophy provides students with an understanding of philosophical inquiry and method. The program...

Physics (Minor)

The physics minor at the Tempe campus provides students with the fundamental concepts of physics beyond the introductory...

Political Economy (Certificate)

This certificate program is designed to engage students in the studies of global and domestic environments, whether those...

The certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in public policy in global and domestic environments whether...

The minor program in political science offers students exposure to the skills and knowledge that help them participate...

The certificate program in political thought and leadership provides students with a strong foundation in the history of...

Psychology (Minor)

The minor program in psychology focuses on appreciating and understanding the human condition from a scientific,...

Religion and Conflict (Certificate)

The certificate will be of particular interest to students pursuing careers in journalism, law, policy work, diplomacy,...

The minor program in religious studies encourages students to engage in a comparative, cross-cultural exploration of...

Romanian (Minor)

The minor in Romanian provides students with the means to develop their interests in social, cultural and political...

Russian (Minor)

Students pursuing a minor in Russian gain novice to intermediate language skills and an understanding of the literature...

The certificate in Russian and East European studies encourages students to develop special competency in Russian or East...

The Salvic studies minor focuses on Slavic languages and cultures with a concentration in either Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian...

This certificate program prepares students to acquire, manage and analyze a broad range of data on human thought and...

Social Transformation (Certificate)

Students enrolled in the certificate program learn how diverse communities, locally and globally have achieved social...

Socio-Legal Studies (Certificate)

The distinction between law on the books and law in action, which refers to how people experience law in their everyday...

Sociology (Minor)

The minor program in sociology from the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics exposes students to the basic...

The certificate in Southeast Asian studies can supplement a bachelor's degree by demonstrating knowledge of a Southeast...

Spanish (Minor)

Students pursuing a minor in Spanish gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of Spanish-speaking...

Statistics (Minor)

The minor in statistics is beneficial for students majoring in a variety of disciplines such as physics, engineering...

The symbolic, cognitive and linguistic systems certificate program takes a transdisciplinary approach to the symbolic...

The teaching english to speakers of other languages undergraduate certificate program consists of a coherent set of...

In the transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies minor, students gain general knowledge about the Chicana/o and Latina/o...

Translation (Certificate)

The translation certificate program, which focuses on Spanish and English, is designed to provide advanced training...

The urban planning minor introduces students to the field of urban, regional and environmental planning. Students can...

Women and gender studies, in the School of Social Transformation, offers students an intensive, liberal arts approach to...

The minor program in women and gender studies provides students with an intensive, transdisciplinary liberal arts...

Important complexities surround the dynamics of military families. Military personnel, veterans and their families face...

The writing certificate program provides advanced writing instruction for students in any major. Students in the program...