Featured Programs

Currently ASU Online is offering the following programs. Click on the program name to be taken to the program description.


Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies Back to the top

The BA in Film and Media Studies provides students with the skills to succeed in the entertainment industry, including film, television and new media, as well as local arts organizations. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Arts in History Back to the top

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. This program will prepare students for successful careers in business, education and public service. Our graduates will also find a distinct edge in pursuing a graduate degree in fields such as business, history, justice studies, law, and public administration. As part of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we offer one of the largest and strongest history programs in the country. Students can select either the United States or World as their geographic emphasis area. The curriculum is firmly based in the humanities and involves the critical, historical and comparative study of texts, practices and contexts, as well as the natural and social sciences. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Back to the top

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.

Our students are trained to link theory with real world problems and ideas. They learn from renown faculty. They benefit from a classic yet contemporary liberal arts education. They hone a keen ability to think analytically and communicate clearly and persuasively. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Back to the top

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:

  • Foundations of Psychological Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Biological/learning
  • Social influence
  • Industrial/organizational
  • Clinical/health
  • Life span/developmental
  • Social/developmental

At ASU, we are harnessing the very latest in emerging technologies and open education to make online learning more effective and engaging for our students. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Liberal Studies Back to the top

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. This is an ideal degree program for students with a wide range of intellectual interests, or for students seeking to complete their degree. As part of the School of Letters and Sciences, the BLS program equips students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the 21st century. They are guided by the principles of strategic partnerships, academic inquiry, entrepreneurship, and service. They enjoy personalized degree advisement with educational, technical and career support. They have university-wide online resources and benefits at their disposal. At ASU, we are harnessing the very latest in emerging technologies and open education to make online learning more effective and engaging for our students. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science Back to the top

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.

This 60 credit-hour program involves three component areas of study:

  • Health Sciences Concentration (26-29 credits)
  • General Studies (22-25 credits)
  • Core BAS Courses (9 credits)

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. Other career opportunities, depending upon the focus of original AAS study, include positions as health educators, elder services program coordinators, long-term care health and wellness coordinators, and community nutrition aides. Our students will also be uniquely qualified for graduate study in programs like Gerontology, Family Sciences and Health Education.

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Bachelor of Science in Communication Back to the top

The BS in Communication program focuses on teaching students how communication processes create, maintain and transform identities, relationships, workplaces and communities.Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Science in Criminolology and Criminal Justice Back to the top

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:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Legal offices
  • Court personnel
  • Victim/Witness advocate agencies
  • Private Security

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.

As part of the College of Public Programs, students will have the opportunity to take classes with nationally recognized faculty and learn from a prestigious group of criminal justice professionals. ASU professors, who are experts in subjects such as crime, policing, gangs, fraud, and the court system, design each of our courses. Our students will examine theoretical perspectives on criminal activity and develop their research skills, as well as receive a solid foundation of course work that provides the content, analytical and communication skills required for working in complex criminal justice occupations.

At ASU, we are harnessing the very latest in emerging technologies and open education to make online learning more effective and engaging for our students.

Be a part of crime control and public safety. Be a part of better learning. Be a part of ASU.

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Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development Back to the top

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.

As part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, our students develop strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills. They are trained to relate the unique development of individuals and families to their diverse social worlds. They hone a unique ability to communicate clearly and listen carefully. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies Back to the top

The BS in Justice Studies is designed for students interested in studying the multiple meanings and manifestations of justice and social change, both locally and globally.Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Science in Political Science Back to the top

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.
Offered by ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the B.S. in political science aims to provide students with the tools and skills necessary to make connections linking theory with real world problems and issues. In addition, the major equips students with the background and skills necessary to gain employment in a relevant profession or to continue their studies in various graduate programs or law school.
Career opportunities abound for graduates of this program. They include public administration, civil service, public policy, community development, and urban and regional planning at federal, state, county, and local government levels. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Science in Sociology Back to the top

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.

An undergraduate degree in sociology not only provides excellent preparation for future graduate work in sociological research, social work, law, medicine, and counseling, it also prepares undergraduates for direct entry into positions in business, social service and government.
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Bachelor of Science in Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Back to the top

This BS, concentrated on Technological Entrepreneurship, targets individuals interested in business development, technology commercialization, and product development in large companies or a new venture.
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Bachelor of Science in Technical Communications Back to the top

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 curriculum brings together information, writing, multimedia, and communications technology to prepare students for careers as technical writer/editors, publication managers, information designers, instructional and training developers, and more. Get more information about this program.


Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Back to the top

"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. Working with an advisor, students in the online B.I.S. will choose two concentrations from the following options:

  • Family and Human development
  • Film and Media Studies
  • History (U.S. or European track)
  • Justice Studies
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Small Business
  • Sociology
  • Technical Writing
  • Women and Gender Studies

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 degree is available to all students in good academic standing with sophomore standing (25 credits or more). Students must complete the online BIS Cyber Workshop prior to meeting with an advisor.

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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Organization Studies Back to the top

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. Many Organizational Studies students already have a chosen career field, yet desire a degree that is versatile, flexible and meaningful, and affords the opportunity for continued career development and advancement. Get more information about this program.



Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Back to the top

The Sustainability Leadership program prepares Soldiers and civilians to incorporate sustainable planning and practices across the Army enterprise. Get more information about this program.


Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Back to the top

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program is a professional degree designed to provide criminal justice agency professionals with coursework in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system. Get more information about this program.