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

African and African American Studies Minor

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

American Indian Nation Governance Certificate

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

American Indian Studies Minor

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

Analysis and Management of Insurance Risk Certificate

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...

Arabic Studies Certificate

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

Arabic Studies Minor

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

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 Certificate

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

Asian Pacific American Studies Minor

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

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 Sciences Minor

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...

Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership Minor

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...

Communication Minor

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

Computational Mathematical Sciences Minor

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...

English (Linguistics) Minor

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

English (Literature) Minor

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

Entertainment and Technology Certificate

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

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

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

Family and Human Development Minor

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

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

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...

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 a transdisciplinary program designed for students who seek a broad and flexible set of...

Global Studies Minor

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...

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

Interdisciplinary Health Humanities Certificate

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...

Justice Studies Minor

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...

Latin American Studies Certificate

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...

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Certificate

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

Military Leadership Minor

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...

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

Political Thought and Leadership Certificate

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,...

Religious Studies Minor

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...

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

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

Social Science Research Methods Certificate

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...

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 beneficial 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 a transdisciplinary approach to the symbolic...

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

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

Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Minor

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...

Urban Planning Minor

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

Women and Gender Studies Minor

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

Women and Gender Studies Certificate

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

Working with Military Families Certificate

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

Writing (Liberal Arts and Sciences) Certificate

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