The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University’s vibrant West campus carries its teaching success in its name – ASU New College is focused on the complex and often unique ways, interdisciplinary ways, in which different fields of study interact and affect each other in real-world, real-life applications.
The comprehensive interdisciplinary and disciplinary undergraduate and graduate degrees offered throughout ASU New College are designed to present innovative and hands-on, experiential coursework that completely prepares its students for the social, economic, political and cultural challenges they will face in a rapidly expanding, diverse, global marketplace.
In carefully crafting courses for these degrees, the nationally acclaimed ASU New College faculty is committed to the development of programs that teach their students to nurture and expand their intellectual curiosity. Each program is focused on study and exploration that fosters a deeper understanding of the diversity and interdependent nature of the human experience. Coursework in all programs is offered to help students develop a critical outlook based on observation and a vast array of methods of inquiry. Attention to curriculum that supports a compassionate and creative approach to the complexities of real-world challenges is a hallmark of ASU New College.
The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences prepares its students to take their place as independent thinkers and active participants in the shaping of society. ASU New College offers programs that emphasize experiential learning that spans academic disciplines, enhances appreciation of all forms of creative activity, and empowers student achievement in the humanities, the arts and the sciences.