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.

Degree Type Description
Actuarial Science Certificate

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

African and African American Studies Certificate

The certificate program examines the culture, arts, history, politics, economics and current status of African Americans...

African and African American Studies Minor

The minor program examines the culture, arts, history, politics, economics and current status of African Americans,...

American Indian Nation Governance Certificate

The American Indian Nation governance certificate is designed to prepare students to develop greater understanding and...

American Indian Studies Minor

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

Anthropology Minor

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

Arabic Studies Minor

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

Arabic Studies Certificate

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

Asian Languages (Chinese) Minor

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

Asian Languages (Japanese) Minor

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

Asian Pacific American Studies Minor

Asian Pacific American Studies gathers and develops research, scholarship and archival information on the long history...

Asian Pacific American Studies Certificate

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, demonstrating 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...

Biochemistry Minor

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

Biological Sciences Minor

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

Brazilian Studies Certificate

The certificate in Brazilian studies will allow students to present a plan of studies in line with current sociocultural...

Chemistry Minor

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

Civic Education Certificate

The civic education certificate is designed to contribute to the preparation of undergraduate students for:

  • ...
Civil Communication Certificate

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication has designed specific courses that offer students a certificate in the area...

Classical Studies Certificate

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

Communication Minor

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

Computational Mathematical Sciences Minor

The computational mathematical sciences curriculum strives to provide students with a background in computer science and...

Cryptology Certificate

The certificate 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...

English (Linguistics) Minor

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

English (Literature) Minor

Students pursuing a minor in English with a concentration in literature study British, American and global literatures in...

Entertainment and Technology Certificate

The entertainment and technology certificate is for students who have completed a course of study that includes 18 credit...

Environmental Humanities Certificate

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...

European Union Studies Certificate

The European Union, or EU, is the biggest economic bloc in the world and also one of the most important economic and...

Family and Human Development Minor

A minor in family and human development from the School of Social and Family Dynamics exposes students to the basic...

Film and Media Studies Minor

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...

Geographic Information Science Certificate

The undergraduate geographic information science certificate program is open to students of all majors at ASU and is...

Geography Minor

The minor in geography enables students to be as broad or as specific in their geographic education as they wish. Beyond...

Geological Sciences Minor

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...

Global Health Minor

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

Global Studies Minor

The minor in global studies offers students, from a transdisciplinary perspective, exposure to global processes and...

History Minor

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

History and Philosophy of Science Certificate

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

Human Rights Certificate

The certificate provides students with historical, legal and philosophical perspectives from which to think broadly 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 program is designed to prepare students for graduate programs in religious studies, Islamic studies and...

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 program is designed with the following goals in mind:

  • to examine the history and culture of...
Justice Studies Minor

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

Korean Studies Certificate

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

Latin American Studies Certificate

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

Mathematics Minor

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

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Certificate

In order to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies...

Military Leadership Minor

The minor in military leadership is designed to enhance the student's learning experience by providing tools to prepare...

Philosophy Minor

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

Physics Minor

Physics is concerned with the nature, structure and interactions of matter and radiation. Adding a physics minor to...

Political Entrepreneurship through Internships: Local to Global Certificate

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

Political Science Minor

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

Political Thought and Leadership Certificate

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

Psychology Minor

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

Religion and Conflict Certificate

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

Religious Studies Minor

A minor in religious studies encourages students to engage in a comparative, cross-cultural exploration of religions and...

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...

Russian and East European Studies Certificate

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

Slavic Studies Minor

This minor focuses on Slavic languages and cultures with a concentration in either Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian or Polish. It...

Social Transformation Certificate

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

Socio-Legal Studies Certificate

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

Sociology Minor

A minor in sociology from the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics exposes students to the basic course work and...

Southeast Asian Studies Certificate

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 recommended for students majoring in a variety of disciplines such as physics, engineering...

Symbolic, Cognitive and Linguistic Systems Certificate

The symbolic, cognitive and linguistic systems certificate program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the symbolic...

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages consists of a coherent set of courses...

Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Minor

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

Translation Certificate

The translation certificate program, which focuses on Spanish and English, is designed to provide:

  • advanced...
Urban Planning Minor

The planning minor introduces students to the field of urban planning. Students can select courses that include:

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Women and Gender Studies Minor

The minor in women and gender studies provides students with an intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts education that...

Women and Gender Studies Certificate

Women and gender studies, in the School of Social Transformation, provides students with an intensive interdisciplinary...

Writing (Liberal Arts and Sciences) Certificate

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