About New College
The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University’s vibrant West campus focuses on a personalized learning experience and on the complex and unique ways that different fields of study interact and affect one another to better prepare you for the future.
The undergraduate and graduate degrees offered within the New College are designed to provide innovative coursework and hands-on experiences to prepare students for the social, economic, political and cultural challenges they will face in a rapidly expanding, diverse global marketplace.
New College programs emphasize experiential learning that spans academic disciplines and encourages an appreciation for all forms of creativity, and each program provides study and exploration that fosters a deeper understanding of the diversity and interdependent nature of the human experience.
A curriculum that supports a compassionate and creative approach to the complexities of real-world challenges is a hallmark of the New College. In carefully crafting courses for these degrees, the nationally acclaimed ASU New College faculty is committed to developing programs that teach students to nurture and expand their intellectual curiosity.
New College programs and courses help students develop a critical outlook based on observation and a vast array of methods of inquiry, preparing them to become independent thinkers who are empowered to help shape their society.