Online Exploratory Humanities, Fine Arts and Design

Do you enjoy learning about and creating new things? Are you curious about art, language, innovation and self-expression? In the humanities, fine arts and design exploratory track, you can explore your interests by taking a variety of art and humanities courses before choosing your perfect major.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 15

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 45

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What is the exploratory study program?

In the exploratory study program, you are able to immerse yourself in a variety of courses that interest you before selecting a major. You’ll fulfill general education requirements to stay on track for graduation, while exploring your passions within your selected topic area.

Once you’ve selected an area of interest, you may remain in your exploratory program up until you’ve completed 45 credit hours. Your academic advisor will be there to guide you along the way, helping you narrow down degree options until you are confident in your major selection.

As you continue along your chosen track, you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will ensure you a timely and seamless transition into your major and future career. However, if you find your interests change, you can switch from humanities, fine arts and design to another exploratory track. Additional tracks include:

Is the art and humanities track right for me?

 

Humanities, fine arts and design covers a broad range of topics focused on creating new things and better understanding the world around you. Your exploratory studies will offer you valuable career skills, such as self-expression, cultural sensitivity, collaboration, innovative and out-of-the-box thinking.

Students who graduate with art- and humanities-related degrees have the knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Anthropology.
  • Digital media literacy.
  • Education.
  • English or literature.
  • Global studies or social policy.
  • Graphic design.
  • History or art history.
  • Philosophy.

Humanities, fine arts and design track courses

In your exploratory study track, you’ll take a variety of art and humanities courses, as well as a series of individualized courses created to teach you about yourself and help you ascertain your career interests. Courses may include:


UNI 250: Choosing a Major


UNI 150: Major and Career Exploration


UNI 270: Career Direction for a Successful Future


Experience first-rate teaching from award-winning faculty

Our award-winning faculty are accomplished across industries and locations around the world. They include researchers, authors, artists and more. No matter where you study, you’ll take courses from the same faculty who teach on campus. Learn side-by-side with faculty dedicated to your success as you participate in research opportunities and attend virtual office hours.

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Experience first-rate teaching from award-winning faculty

Our award-winning faculty are accomplished across industries and locations around the world. They include researchers, authors, artists and more. No matter where you study, you’ll take courses from the same faculty who teach on campus. Learn side-by-side with faculty dedicated to your success as you participate in research opportunities and attend virtual office hours.

Learn more about our faculty

Humanities, fine arts and design track admission requirements

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 7 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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