New degree programs launched in Spring 2021

February 04, 2021 · 3 min read · By ASU Online

This spring, we added more than 10 degrees and certificates to our 300+ online programs. Spanning a range of industries, you can pursue programs in accounting, chemistry, anthropology and religious studies, to name a few.


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As we continue to push the boundaries of online learning, you can advance your path by earning an innovative degree or certificate that’s relevant for solving today’s problems. With curricula designed by leading faculty, created specifically for online learners, you can graduate with the skills and confidence to impact your field and beyond.

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Accountancy, BS

The world-renowned W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU now offers an online bachelor’s program in accountancy — often referred to as a recession-proof degree — to prepare you for diverse opportunities in the private sector and government agencies worldwide. Coursework develops the critical thinking, team-building, communication, strategy and information technology skills you need to thrive in this dynamic field.

Additionally, you can benefit from the school’s close ties with major local, national and international accounting firms, as well as with its professional advisory board to create a learning environment that emulates the real world.

African and African American Studies, BA

Explore real-world topics in African and African American history, art, literature, religion and education, as well as how race and institutional racism have impacted the development of African-descended people in America and around the world. Our integrative program bridges humanities, social sciences and the arts to teach you key skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, research, social and cultural communication and diversity awareness.

The African and African American Studies degree prepares you to pursue a wide range of career paths, including foreign service specialist, historian, media relations consultant, diversity and equity officer, social worker, journalist, writer, multicultural consultant, public relations specialist and politician.

Chemistry, BA

Our bachelor’s degree in chemistry, the first of its kind offered online from an accredited institution, teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to address important scientific needs of society. You can explore topics in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as biochemistry, geochemistry, solid-state and materials chemistry.

This program is beneficial for those pursuing a liberal arts degree grounded in physical science, as well as career paths such as K-12 teaching, forensics, environmental sciences, toxicology, materials sciences and similar roles that require skills and knowledge related to analysis of substances at the molecular level.

Mechanical Engineering, BSE

Mechanical engineering is the most diverse and versatile of the engineering fields. Our online BSE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and taught by our distinguished faculty. You'll learn to design, build and control the devices, machines, processes and systems that are the mainstay of modern society. Some examples include HVAC systems, solar, controls and robotics, manufacturing, automotive and cooling electronics.

To prepare you for a variety of engineering paths, our curriculum includes the study of principles governing energy transfer, mechanical design, sensors and control devices, and the application of these principles to solving practical modern problems.

Social Technologies, MA

Social technologies, also referred to as critical data studies, explores how we approach social media and social data. The ASU Online social technologies program is designed to prepare a new kind of scholar and practitioner: one who understands the ways data-driven approaches affect organizations and society as a whole. You can achieve this by studying data science combined with social theory to help explain the practical, ethical and social dimensions of the issues of data in our society.

There is demand for those with a grounding in the theories and practices of social data, understanding how to make use of it, as well as the social and organizational contexts in which it can be effectively and ethically used. Prepare to meet this business gap by learning to use the products of data science effectively to produce desired outcomes.


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