College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Arizona State University's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts develops master learners, interdisciplinarians and integrative solutions-makers who are future-ready, through degree programs that emphasize innovative teaching and applied, often project-based, learning.

Committed to access, the college works to meet students where they are in their educational journey and geographically, offereing degree programs on the Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix and Tempe campuses; for ASU Online; and at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City. Degrees are offered through ASU partnerships with community colleges, through ASU@TheGilaValley, ASU@Yuma and ASU@Pinal.

Humanities-centric undergraduate degrees include communication; English; general studies; history; interdisciplinary studies; liberal studies; organizational leadership; political science; science, technology and society and technical communication. The college also offers majors in applied biological sciences, applied mathematics, applied physics, and applied quantitative science.

The college is also home to Writers’ Studio, an innovative option for first-year composition at ASU Downtown Phoenix campus and online. Based on award-winning models for composition, it helps students learn to compose in different kinds of electronic environments.

Some of our community efforts include:

The Counselor Training Center on the Tempe campus, staffed by graduate students who provide low-cost counseling services to 400+ community clients. Faculty and graduate assistants also developed ASU CareerWise, an innovative online resilience training and mentorship source for graduate women in STEM fields. 

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, based on the Downtown Phoenix campus, enjoins ASU and the greater community in community dialogs, lectures and special events to advance unity across cultures and encourage greater participation in democracy.

The Project for Writing and Recording Family History, established at the Polytechnic campus, offers courses and community workshops to promote writing, researching, and publishing family histories. It connects ASU with community members of all ages in these outreach efforts.

Superstition Review, the online literary magazine anchored at Polytechnic campus, mentors student interns from many disciplines in the “maker” experience of producing and promoting a national magazine that features established and emerging writers and artists and supports a growing literary community.

The college’s annual Humanities Lecture Series, held on the Downtown Phoenix campus, offers a public forum for understanding and appreciating various points of view on political, social and cultural issues. 

The Philosophy and Film Series, organized by faculty on the Downtown Phoenix campus, uses popular film as the basis for community discussions of philosophy and our human sense of wonder.

Write On, Downtown, the student-edited undergraduate writing journal of Downtown Phoenix campus showcases student writing and photography that represents the downtown community.