ASU’s West campus and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences offers international students a friendly, welcoming environment in which to thrive. Located in the heart of Glendale, Arizona, West campus is home to 5,000 students studying on a compact, easy-to-navigate campus that students call “their home away from home."
New College offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and minors in social and behavioral sciences; math and natural sciences; and humanities, arts and cultural studies.
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The Biology program provides students insights into how life and physical sciences intersect in the real-world. With a focus on interactive and interdisciplinary experiences, including opportunities to conduct hands-on research into cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, among many others, this program prepares students to pursue advanced degrees or career in a variety of scientific fields.
Service Learning Program
ASU’s Service Learning Students make a difference in their community, satisfy graduation requirements, and gain resume-building “real-world” community service experience attractive to employers, graduate, and professional schools. In this program, Biology students have developed educational curriculum and camps for k-12 students, created and manage a student run free medical clinic, and more.
Highlighted Faculty: Dr. Peter Jurutka
Peter W. Jurutka is a leader in Alzheimer’s and cancer research, regularly involving undergraduate students in his lab work. His students annually win awards at research conferences for their work, and have medical and graduate school admission success rates that far surpass both the national and ASU averages.
Graduates of the Biology (BS) degree program are prepared to excel in the following career paths, among others:
As one of the fastest growing fields at ASU, students in the Biotechnology and Bioenterprise (BS) program will gain the skills needed to develop biotechnology innovations and thrive in the health sciences communities nationwide. With curriculum created from the input of local industry and experts from the field, students are able to tailor their educational curriculum to focus on any particular area of interest in biotechnology, bioenterpreneurship and biostatistics.
Highlighted Faculty: Dr. Carl Wagner
Dr. Wagner is on the forefront of cancer research, designing novel compounds that show efficacy in stopping growth in breast cancer cells. Several undergraduate students actively participate in these research projects each semester, and in many cases, are paid to do so.
Graduates of the Biotechnology and Bioenterprise (BS) degree program are prepared to excel in the following career paths, among others:
The Environmental Science (BS) program trains students in the natural sciences as it applies to understanding how humans interact with the natural environment, focusing on both the scientific knowledge and the hands-on skills important for success in the field. The program provides flexibility allowing students to either specialize in a particular area of environmental science, or to remain broadly trained across all topics.
Highlighted Faculty: Dr. Becky Ball
Dr. Ball's primary research interests are soil biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology. Her field- and laboratory-based research seeks to increase our mechanistic understanding of soil biogeochemical (nutrient cycling) processes and how they are being impacted by human-induced environmental change. To address these topics, she has worked in a variety of systems (including temperate deciduous forests, agricultural systems, and polar and hot deserts) to examine consequences of various types of human-induced environmental change (including species diversity, climate change, and land use), including research trips to Antarctica that include undergraduate student assistants.
Highlighted Faculty: Dr. Beth Polidoro
Dr. Polidoro has a broad background in the marine, chemical and environmental sciences, and her primary research interests are in risk assessment and applied toxicology within the context of marine and freshwater biodiversity conservation, human health, and sustainable development. Her current research projects involve the development of ecological risk assessments for microplastics in aquatic environments, pollution vulnerability indices for marine biodiversity, and new methodologies to assess marine biodiversity extinction risk across the globe.
Graduates of the Environmental Science (BS) degree program are prepared to excel in the following career paths, among others:
The human body comes into contact with countless chemicals and drugs during the course of a lifetime. ASU’s West campus is proud to offer the Pharmacology and Toxicology program, contributing to the growing study and astounding breakthroughs of how foreign materials react with our bodies. Designed in partnership with the nearby Midwestern Medical School’s School of Pharmacology, with a heavy focus on experiential learning within the laboratory, graduates of the program are better prepared to obtain careers ranging from clinical research coordinators, to veterinarians, to even governmental roles.
Highlighted Faculty: Karen Watanabe-Sailor
Dr. Watanabe-Sailor has received Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for research related to modeling endocrine active chemicals and their effects upon reproduction in the context of ecological risk assessment. She has also participated in national and international workgroups focused on adverse outcome pathways and cancer risk assessment
Graduates of the Pharmacology and Toxicology (BS) degree program are prepared to excel in the following career paths, among others:
The Political Science degree offered at ASU’s West campus goes beyond a basic understanding of the American political system, helping students develop the necessary research skills needed to analyze complex sociopolitical issues. These skills consistently prepare our students for graduate or law school, and immediate career opportunities in public administration.
Human Trafficking: Ghana, West Africa
During this Winter Break internship, students work directly with Ghanaian NGOs to provide assistance to women and children who have been victims of sex and child labor abuses. Students will attain a skill set that will allow them to be both advocates for such victims as well as prepare themselves for a work world that addresses these important needs.
International Asylum Seeking in Athens, Greece
Students have the opportunity to intern directly with NGO’s in Athens, Greece, to provide assistance to smuggled and trafficked peoples fleeing Syria, Libya, Iraq, and countries where there is war, political and sectarian violence, and/or extreme poverty. View the documentary “Seeking Asylum” produced from the 2017 internship program for a deeper look at the work students are engaged in.
Highlighted Faculty: Dr. Amit Ron
Dr. Ron’s research focuses around two central themes: the political and normative dimensions of the history of political economy, and the democratic theory of the public sphere. His most recent publication, “Affected Interests and Their Institutions” (Democratic Theory, 2017), looks at way to think about the meaning of the democratic demos in a transnational environment. To do so, the article examines practices of inclusion and exclusion in different areas of law and public administration. Dr. Ron is currently working on a project, provisionally entitled “The Social Subcontract: A Pragmatist Approach to Business Ethics and Democracy,” that examines business ethics from the point of view of democratic theory. Broadly speaking, most works in this area treat business ethics as a branch of applied moral philosophy.
Highlighted Faculty: Dr. Julie Murphy Erfani
Julie Murphy Erfani is the Director of ASU's Masters program in Social Justice & Human Rights. Her publications and research have previously focused on violence and human rights abuses in the US-Mexico drug war and in Mexico-U.S.relations in general. Her newest interests focus on asylum seekers and sex-trafficked migrants crossing into the European Union via Greece and Italy. Dr. Murphy Erfani is an international political economist interested in corporate, commercial, and state crime, the right to have rights of asylum seekers and trafficked people, and human rights responses to forced migrants and sex-trafficked people.
Graduates of the Political Science (BA) degree program are prepared to excel in the following career paths, among others:
The degree in statistics offered at ASU’s West campus is the only undergraduate statistics degree in Arizona. This program prepares students to meet the demands of a variety of careers in statistics, including the ever-growing data analytics field. Through innovative research opportunities and internships with Phoenix-area corporations, including Banner Health, the Phoenix Coyotes, and PING, our students build a solid foundation of mathematics and computing, finding jobs quickly in a lucrative field.
Highlighted Faculty: Dr. Roger Berger
Dr. Berger is co-author of the textbook Statistical Inference, now in its second edition. This book has been translated into Chinese and Portuguese. His articles have appeared in publications including Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistical Science, Biometrics, and Statistical Methods in Medical Research. Expertise: hypothesis testing, (bio)equivalence, generalized linear models, biostatistics, statistics education.
Web Page: http://www.public.asu.edu/~rlberge1/
Graduates of the Statistics (BS) degree program are prepared to excel in the following career paths, among others: