New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is the driving force behind the forward-thinking philosophy and culture at Arizona State University West campus, combining the benefits of a liberal arts education with a responsiveness to the demands of the 21st-century workforce.

As the core college at ASU West campus, New College impacts every student at the West campus. Not only do we offer a broad range of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, we serve students in every other college through their general studies courses. New College embodies interdisciplinarity: we break down boundaries between fields of study and help students ask questions that transcend the limits of a single program.

New College blends the best aspects of a small-college experience, with its close personal relationships, and a top-tier research university, with its cutting-edge research faculty. Our faculty conduct innovative interdisciplinary research; they don’t just report on work others have done. We take students on a fascinating journey that provides extraordinary opportunities for growth and exciting ways to shape their futures.

New College is home to the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies. Together, we provide engaging humanities-based opportunities for students through theater performances, gallery exhibitions, poetry readings, the Summer Community Read program, Canyon Voices Literary Magazine, IGLE study abroad, the writing program, and more.

New College prepares students for a lifetime of success. Recent graduates from our humanities programs have gone on to become professional artists, performers, and creative professionals. In addition, many move on to graduate school, and successful careers in business and the nonprofit sector.