Arizona State University, Tempe (ASU)

Tempe, AZ

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All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Business and Management
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied and Professional Ethics
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art/Art Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Philosophy and Religious Studies
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science/Technology
Interior Architecture
Italian Language and Literature
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Other Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Other Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other History
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Other Religion/Religious Studies
Product and Industrial Design
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts
Web Design and Digital Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Construction Management
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Real Estate
Real Estate Development
Research and Development Management
Small Business Administration/Management
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management
Transportation/Transportation Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Communications
Graphic Design
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Other Design and Applied Arts
Other Journalism
Radio and Television


Major Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Geography Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
Other Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biological / Biosystems Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Family Resource Management Studies
Family and Community Services
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Other Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Disorders
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health
Linguistics and Speech Pathology Assistant
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Music Therapy/Therapist
Nursing Education
Other Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Other Nursing
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Natural Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Sustainable Development Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Legal Studies
Other Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Conservation Biology
Molecular Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Other Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Psychology
Asian Studies/Civilization
Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
East Asian Studies
Educational Psychology
Ethnic Studies
Gay/Lesbian Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
Latin American Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Other Political Science and Government
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Southeast Asian Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Other Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work
Youth Services/Administration

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Engineering Technology/ Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Other Science Technologies/Technicians
Solar Energy Technology/Technician


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Transportation Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Air Traffic Controller

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ASU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 28 Reviews

50% of students gave Arizona State University, Tempe 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

The classes at Arizona State can be challenging, depending on the class and the professor. However, you can be assured that the professor cares about your success and will be willing to help if you ask. This is especially helpful in some of the larger sized classes that can have 200-300 students. In the honors college, honors-only sections are capped at 20-30 students, which allows students to really get to know their professors. Overall, the workload is manageable though some classes are significantly more work than others.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

Classes and professors are excellent, especially in the honors college. Do research regarding who the best professors and classes are before enrolling in your courses. At this "American University," You have the opportunity to create your own educational experience.

ASU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.90
Retention Rate 80%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held several times throughout the year.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)
  • Sea Semester

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatry, osteopathy, physician assistant, chiropractic, naturopathy

Class Sizes at Arizona State University, Tempe

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 42%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 11%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 42%
  • 100+ Students: 5%
Fewer than 20 Students 42%
50 - 100 Students 11%
20 - 49 Students 42%
100+ Students 5%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 75
  • Asian: 8
  • Latino: 7
  • Unknown and Other: 7
  • African American: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 75
Asian 8
Latino 7
Unknown and Other 7
African American 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Arizona State University, Tempe

Total Faculty 2,829
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 25
Full-Time Professors 8,084
Male Faculty 1,580
Part-Time Professors 823
Women Faculty 1,249

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