College of Arts and Humanities
Studying the arts and humanities will enrich you both professionally and personally. We will challenge you to develop and to question as you examine the arrangement of information, experiment with style and expression, and explore competing values and views.
Our academic departments prepare graduates for a wide variety of professional careers. We empower the next generation of communicators, historians, teachers, researchers, security specialists, government officials, performers and creative artists, and more.
Around the College
Each year, we bring notable speakers to campus for the Holland Symposium on American Values and the Holland-Harrell Foreign Affairs Speakers Program. In addition to their interesting and informative presentations, the speakers often meet and interact with students in various classes.
Arts @ ASU
ASU presents the best in art, music and theatre entertainment. Each season, we feature diverse art exhibits, a wide variety of choir and instrumental ensemble concerts, and stage productions of dramas, comedies and musicals – all driven by our students.
Our interdisciplinary oral history collections draw upon expertise from around the college to create historical records that chronicle the lives of those who have lived through our nation’s most trying times. These ambitious archives are a joint research initiative between both faculty and students.
Our B.A.A.S. degree program is a pathway for students who have already earned an associate degree to transfer their credits and earn a bachelor’s degree at ASU. There are several specific areas of specialization.
This multidisciplinary minor teaches students to analyze gender and sexuality as aspects of human biology, identity and culture. It is designed to prepare students for careers in a diverse workplace or for graduate school studies in gender-related areas.
The College of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to encouraging the intellectual curiosity and development of the next generation of critical thinkers. The intellectual and creative foundations of this endeavor are the art of written and oral communication, critical analysis and creative problem solving informed by a perspective of the past, an understanding of the present, and the flexibility to face the challenges of the future. The college provides academic, artistic and cultural programs that prepare students for their future careers and empowers them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.