Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus

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Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus
Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus.svg
Established 2006
Type Public
President Michael M. Crow
Students 11,503 (Fall 2009)[1]
Location Phoenix, Arizona, United States
33°27′13.31″N 112°4′25.71″W / 33.4536972°N 112.0738083°W / 33.4536972; -112.0738083Coordinates: 33°27′13.31″N 112°4′25.71″W / 33.4536972°N 112.0738083°W / 33.4536972; -112.0738083
Campus Urban
Downtown Phoenix: 27.57 acres (11.16 ha)[2]
Website ASU Downtown

Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus is one of four campuses of Arizona State University. It is commonly referred to as ASU Downtown. The campus, distinguished by its name, is located in the downtown area of Phoenix, Arizona.

The school was built in line with ASU President Michael M. Crow's "One University, Many Places" initiative and was built with cooperation from the state of Arizona and local governments.

Campus[edit]

The campus is located in the downtown area of Phoenix, in an area bound by Van Buren Street, Fillmore Street, 1st Avenue, and 7th Street. Classes began there in August 2006 with students from the College of Public Programs and College of Nursing attending classes there (in renovated existing office buildings adjacent to Arizona Center).

Academics[edit]

Ira A. Fulton Engineering[edit]

The Arizona Biomedical Collaborative (A joint venture between ASU, U of A and the City of Phoenix) is home to the ASU Downtown School of Engineering

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication[edit]

ASU Downtown Campus School of Journalism building

In 2008, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication moved to ASU Downtown, with the headquarters and studios of KAET (the PBS member affiliate for the greater Phoenix area, operated by ASU) moving to ASU Downtown in 2009.

School of Letters and Sciences[edit]

The School of Letters and Sciences on Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix campus offers a liberal arts core curriculum and a university-wide bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Instruction ranges from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Also works collaborating with other colleges and schools such as College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, College of Public Programs, and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.[3]

College of Nursing & Health Innovation[edit]

ASU Downtown Campus College of Nursing building

College of Nursing & Health Innovation was established in 1957 as an autonomous unit within the University. In 1966, the college was housed on Cady Mall at the Tempe campus in what is now the Global Institute of Sustainability Building. In August 2006, the college moved to the new Downtown Phoenix Campus. The new building, previously called Park Place, was a 1980's-era office building, and was extensively renovated to meet education and research requirements. An additional building adjacent to the new college building, which will house the ASU Health Center and Academy for Continuing Education was completed for Fall semester of 2009.[4]

College of Public Programs[edit]

College of Teacher Education and Leadership[edit]

The ASU College of Teacher Education and Leadership, offers programs leading to the B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.D. in many fields, such as early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, special education, and educational administration/supervision. The College of Teacher Education and Leadership administers teacher education programs across all four campuses of the university.[5] making it among the largest higher education teacher preparation programs in the United States.

Graduate College[edit]

The Graduate College administers graduate programs on all four ASU campuses.

Honors College[edit]

The Barrett Honors College provides academically-intensive programs and courses for undergraduate students meeting select criteria.[6] Barrett's programs are offered to students across all four ASU campuses.

University College[edit]

The University College offers general-studies programs and exploratory programs for undergraduate students who have not declared a formal major.[7]

Residence Halls[edit]

Taylor Place dorms at the ASU Downtown Campus
  • Taylor Place

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