New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

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New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
DeanDr. Todd Sandrin
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WebsiteASU New College Website

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (also referred to simply as New College) is one of two arts and science colleges within Arizona State University in the USA. The college resembles a traditional liberal arts and science college, but with an interdisciplinary focus, in which faculty are grouped into broad divisions rather than discipline-specific departments.[1] In the 2009-2010 academic year, the New College had approximately 2400 students[2] and 120 faculty.[3] The college is headquartered on ASU's west campus.


Degree programs[edit]

New College [4] has 50 degree programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in the liberal arts and sciences.[5] Many of the degree programs are unique to the college within the larger university. Academic programs are divided among three schools: Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Being within a research university, New College is research-oriented,[6] with a particular focus on involving undergraduate students,[7] and with research on interdisciplinary topics. New College faculty are awarded nearly $1 million annually for their research and are members of the ASU Graduate Faculty, and may advise Ph.D. students in doctoral programs in each faculty member's respective academic field.[8]


Coordinates: 33°36′30″N 112°09′36″W / 33.608378°N 112.159880°W / 33.608378; -112.159880