New ASU programs for fall 2022 cover a range of interests

From online offerings to degrees and certificates in significant industries, students have more than ever to choose from


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This fall, as Arizona State University projects a record number of undergraduate and graduate students, the university is also scaling up its degree and program offerings in a variety of areas.

New degrees for this fall include genetic counseling, disability studies, and narrative and emerging media. A number of degree programs are also now being offered online for the first time. New certificates in areas such as indoor farming and technological leadership will help meet the growing demand for employement in these areas.

Take a look at this fall’s new offerings:

Degree programs

College of Health Solutions

The Master of Science in genetic counseling, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, prepares students for a successful career as a genetic counselor. The curriculum is taught by genetic counselors and medical geneticists, and students have the opportunity to participate in diverse fieldwork experiences throughout Phoenix.

The Bachelor of Science in health care administration and policy (previously known as science of health care delivery) is now offered through ASU Online. The program provides undergraduate students foundational knowledge of systems, processes and management in health care, grounded in concepts of leadership, social determinants of health, informatics, systems engineering and economics. Read more.

College of Integrative Arts and Sciences

The Master of Project Management program will provide students with the expertise and knowledge needed for advanced positions as project managers and project leaders in a wide range of public, private and nonprofit settings. It is offered as both an immersion and ASU Online program.

The Associate of Arts in military studies is designed for a partnership with the U.S. Naval Community College to provide training to enlisted sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members. It provides a comprehensive foundation of study in the history of war and warfare, history of regions identified in the National Defense Strategy, the U.S. foreign policymaking process, international relations theories, and U.S. political and military systems.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Department of Psychology is launching a new online Master of Science in addiction psychology. This program includes an in-person practicum experience, which is completed wherever the student lives, and prepares students to use evidence-based treatment strategies. Read more.  

The Center for Biology and Society’s Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a concentration in biology and society now has an ASU Online degree option. This program explores how biology affects a range of ethical, historical, philosophical, political and social issues.

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

The RN to MS bridge offers an accelerated option for nurses who already have their associate degree in nursing to earn a graduate degree. Upon graduation, students will earn a Master of Science in nursing and be eligible to apply to the Edson College Doctor of Nursing Practice programRead more. 

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in art (art studies) has a new ASU Online option for students to pursue. The program focuses on creating something original, working with your hands and getting messy. Upon graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to professionally create art of their own.

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

The Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies (interdisciplinary arts and performance), in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, enables students to engage the innovative study of interdisciplinary art practices and theories from a perspective developed over decades of New College's undergraduate interdisciplinary arts and performance major.

In the Bachelor of Arts in disability studies, students learn to confront the marginalization of people with disabilities and to acquire skills in research, advocacy and policymaking that are increasingly important in a range of professions. This degree is also in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Based at ASU’s California Center, the Master of Arts in narrative and emerging media explores content-creation techniques in augmented, virtual and extended reality, and short-form digital, streaming and virtual production. The program is a collaboration between the Cronkite School and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. 

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

The Bachelor of Science degree in parks, recreation and sports management in the School of Community Resources and Development combines two previous BS degrees — community sports management and parks and recreation management. Students in the program learn about wilderness, environmental communication, parks and recreation management and policy, assessment and evaluation, and sport and recreation planning and programming. 

W. P. Carey School of Business

The W. P. Carey School's Bachelor of Arts in business (sports business), a popular program on the Tempe campus, expands to the West campus this fall. The program will also provide flexibility to students with major courses offered in an iCourse/ASU Sync format for those on the West campus. 

Minors, certificates and emphasis areas

College of Integrative Arts and Sciences

The certificate in indoor farming provides specific training in indoor crop production and management, including production of clean fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Students will gain knowledge and skills related to plant physiology, indoor crop production systems and facility management, which are necessary for the emerging indoor farming industry.

The certificate in military studies is designed in partnership with the U.S. Naval Community College to provide enlisted personnel, veterans and nonmilitary students with an interdisciplinary focus on national security, history and political science.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University's Interplanetary Initiative has launched a new minor in technological leadership — a program that complements and enhances a student's existing major with key skills in interdisciplinary research, technology design and collaborative leadership. It is available to both ASU Online and immersion students, and it will be available soon as an interdisciplinary studies concentration. Read more.

The School of Politics and Global Studies’ online global security and competitive statecraft certificate will deepen students’ understanding of current trends in military and technological innovation, geopolitical competition, and the changing global political and economic landscape. Read more.

ASU’s interdisciplinary certificate in philosophy, politics and economics blends perspectives about economic, moral and political issues that arise from or that should be taken under consideration when addressing major social problems. The certificate is a collaboration between four ASU units: the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; the School of Politics and Global Studies; the Department of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business; and the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

The biological data science certificate, in the School of School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, provides students with real-world training at the intersection of the natural and mathematical sciences. Students learn to manipulate "big data," including the generation and analysis of data using statistical and computational tool sets. 

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a new minor in aging. Students learn to develop solutions in areas of personal finance, transportation, increased demands for health care, assisted-living options and recreation needs for an aging population. 

The applied ethics minor, in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, is now available as an ASU Online program. This minor provides students an opportunity to gain a humanistic perspective on a nonhumanities field of study, such as health sciences, business and computer science.

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Business law is a new emphasis in the Master of Legal Studies online degree program. It offers students the opportunity to develop critical insights into the complex legal issues facing today’s businesses. 

Intellectual property (IP) law is a new emphasis in the Master of Laws degree program. The IP law program includes offerings in patent law, trademark law, copyright law and trade secret law, as well as IP law and society. Read more

Arizona legal paraprofessional is a new emphasis in the Master of Legal Studies program. Students will have access to the expert faculty and curricular resources to provide non-lawyer, limited legal practitioners the knowledge, expertise and preparation needed to be eligible for licensure. 

W. P. Carey School of Business 

New third-semester academic specializations can help non-MBA master's students further align their degrees with their career goals. For example, graduate students who earn a master's degree in business analytics can pursue specializations in cloud computing and tech consulting, fintech, marketing analytics or supply chain analytics; Master of Science in finance students can propel their careers with the analytical methods specialization; and students who earn a Master of Science in global logistics can select a specialization in business analytics. All third-semester specializations include a summer internship opportunity and focused career preparation. These specialization tracks are designed to give focus in a particular academic area, but do not appear on the diploma or transcript.

Top photo: Students work at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus. Photo by FJ Gaylor

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