provides distance learning options to students via ASU Online. Bachelor degrees in Liberal Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies are available entirely online. Students receive the same high-quality instruction as students attending physical campuses through ASU, but through flexible online learning from anywhere.
Arizona State University is known for its excellent academics and the latest innovative learning technologies: including Gmail for ASU and other Google apps, state-of-the art software titles, and the university's Facebook application, available exclusively to ASU students. ASU Online upholds this standard through close collaborations with ASU students across the country and internationally recognized faculty. Student services include academic services, alumni affairs, and eight award-winning libraries. All students have access to 24/7 technical assistance as well as online research assistance.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and outside resources. Fully-online students do not pay out-of-state tuition.
This BS, concentrated on Technological Entrepreneurship, targets individuals interested in business development, technology commercialization, and product development in large companies or a new venture. The program provides expertise in market opportunity analysis, business fundamentals, organizational management, and an overview of natural and man-made technical systems.
The BAS in Health Sciences is a cross-disciplinary program designed to equip students with knowledge and skills that will competitively position them for a broad range of fast growing career opportunities in health related fields. This is a fully online, transfer-friendly program that is ideal for students or working professionals in health-related fields who already have an Associates Degree in Applied Science and want to earn their four-year degree. The health sciences field is the single largest industry in the country, accounting for more than 14 million jobs. Many of the fastest growing occupations today are in health sciences. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, health sciences occupations are expected to generate as many as 3 million new jobs by 2016. In addition, the field of health education is expected to grow by 20 percent, or roughly 25,000 new jobs, in the next decade. Our graduates will be well prepared for success as managers in their original fields of expertise, such as Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Technology and Histology Technology.
Based in a broad liberal arts education focused on the humanities, our students graduate with the ability to think analytically and speak and write clearly and persuasively - skills in demand across almost all sectors of the global economy. Our program develops these skills through a variety of discussion-based and writing intensive courses.
Fully online, the BA in History is a vibrant, interdisciplinary degree program designed to give students a deep understanding of the development of human society and the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics that influence today's complex world. This is a transfer-friendly program that is ideal for students looking to complete their degree, or for those with family and career responsibilities. In today's competitive marketplace, there is significant and increasing demand for professionals with critical thinking and writing skills, and individuals who possess the unique ability to thoughtfully evaluate conflicting pieces of information.
Delivered fully online, the BLS degree program offers students the opportunity to engage in courses across various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and benefit from multiple perspectives and ideas. Students are exposed to a mix of peers and faculty from diverse backgrounds that share the common interest of experiencing the world and learning from different points of view.
The BA in Political Science degree program equips students with the critical skills and knowledge to lead in a democratic system of government and in the rapid globalization of political institutions, cultures and economies. Our graduates routinely go onto successful careers in law, politics, education, journalism, communications, and public service. They work in important institutions like the Federal Reserve and the Arizona Governor's Office. Others work in major corporations and newspapers. Many have attended the world's most prestigious graduate, legal and doctoral schools, to include Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Oxford, University of Chicago, and University of California-Los Angeles.
The BA in Psychology degree program equips students with skills in critical thinking and reasoning, quantitative and qualitative research, and the ability to interact effectively with groups of people from diverse backgrounds. Our graduates routinely go on to successful careers in social services, counseling, human resources, criminal justice, teaching, law, and public administration. Other graduates benefit from our remarkable experiential learning and collaborative research opportunities to pursue graduate and doctoral degrees. As part of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, our students are trained to be independent thinkers and active participants in a rapidly changing world. They learn from nationally renowned faculty, to include psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and political scientists. They establish a sensitivity to the artistic dimension of human expression, scientific inquiry and the natural environment. They hone a unique ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. We offer a broad range of courses and academic tracks that reflect multiple, diverse perspectives on individual and group behavior, such as:
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program teaches students to answer questions, solve problems and address contemporary social issues from multiple perspectives. Interdisciplinary students develop the intellectual tools needed to build bridges across academic disciplines and apply their skills, innovations and knowledge in various academic and practical settings. In core classes, students develop a portfolio that showcases each individual's skills, interests and talents. This portfolio and the applied learning experience provide each student with valuable resources for flexible, individualized career planning and development. Because of the flexibility of the BIS degree, BIS graduates leave ASU ready for their next steps in life, whether employment in an entry-level position, promotional opportunities, or graduate studies in a variety of disciplines.
The BIS in Organizational Studies degree program, delivered fully online, is designed for students seeking an interdisciplinary degree and a desire to learn about the dynamics of contemporary organizations. The curriculum offers students valuable knowledge in management styles, communication strategies, technologies, diversity, ethics and politics. By engaging a breadth of skills and experience and the ability to integrate various domains of knowledge, Organizational Studies students prepare themselves for careers in business, government, nonprofit agencies, health care administration, or the service industry.
The BS in Communication program focuses on teaching students how communication processes create, maintain and transform identities, relationships, workplaces and communities. The program focuses on two central components: First, we offer students foundational knowledge of communication theories and research methods. These courses provide students with the tools to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems and opportunities in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal relationships, workplace teams, and community, civic and cultural groups. Second, our communication electives are geared toward providing students with conceptual knowledge as well as practical skills to successfully manage communication issues in the context of contemporary workplaces. These courses cover such topics as business and professional communication, conflict and negotiation, the impact of gender, race and class on communication, intercultural communication in the global marketplace, persuasion and social influence, leadership, and training and development.
The BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree program, now offered fully online, is an exciting option that provides students with the same dynamic quality of the school's on-campus courses and a solid background in the field of criminal justice. ASU offers excellent preparation for students and professionals who wish to excel in the diverse field of criminal justice. Employment and government experts anticipate rapid and sustained job growth in law enforcement, corrections and private security related fields in the years to come. Our graduates will be well equipped and competitively positioned for careers in the following professional areas: Other graduates may choose to build upon the strong intellectual base they establish at ASU, and go on to pursue advanced degrees in law, criminology and criminal justice, and other social science disciplines. Whatever their motivation, students will find the education, networks, support, and resources they need to succeed.
The BS in Family and Human Development degree program, delivered fully online, equips students with specialized knowledge in human development from infancy on, including the development, formation and dissolution of families. Our graduates routinely go on to successful careers in social services, government and business. Others benefit from a highly dynamic and interactive learning experience and go on to pursue graduate and doctoral degrees in family and developmental sciences, counseling, social work, medicine, and law.
Justice and social inquiry is an innovative social science program that places social justice at the center of it scholarship and teaching. The B.S. in justice studies is designed for students interested in studying the multiple meanings and manifestations of justice and social change, both locally and globally.
The B.S. in political science offers students the necessary skills and knowledge to participate effectively as citizens and leaders in a democratic political system, and to flourish in the rapid globalization of political institutions, cultures and economies. This fully online degree does not have a foreign language requirement.
The BS in Sociology, a dynamic degree program delivered fully online, studies social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The curriculum trains students in written communication, computer skills, statistics and research methods, and offers a wide variety of substantive courses on contemporary social issues ranging from crime to population trends, as well as social institutions such as family, education and religion.
In the BS in Technical Communication degree program, delivered fully online, students learn how to produce, design and manage information, using technologies both traditional and developing. Software and electronics companies, media corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, non and for-profit organizations are some areas that employ technical communicators.
The M.A. in criminology and criminal justice is designed to provide criminal justice agency professionals with course work in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system, and training in research methods and statistics. The degree program also provides students with advanced training in program planning and management, policy analysis and program evaluation.
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