Welcome to the "Class Information" page. This page is designed to help you figure out just what is required of you (academically) to get your degree through Arizona State University. The information here goes over:

  1. General Education Requirements
  2. Foreign Language
  3. Colleges and Majors
  4. Choosing a Major
  5. Advising (General and College Specific)

1. ASU General Education Requirements

So, as much as we'd like to just focus on our majors, ASU, like many other universities, wants you to know that we have "well-rounded" educations and they have general education requirements. This means, no matter what you are interested in studying, there are a few classes you have to take no matter what. Here is the guide to get you on the right track:

ASU General Education Requirements


It can be confusing to decipher through all the academic mumbo-jumbo. One of the easiest things to do is get ahold of the college/degree requirement spreadsheet from your academic advisor, or meet with an ASU general education advisor to figure out exactly what classes you need to take to fill these credits. There are links in the advisor section of this page to help you get in touch with those helpful people.

If you already have an idea of what the general education requirements entail, or if you are just curious about what classes fill these credits, here is the link to ASU's interactive course search based on "core reqs."

General Studies Course Search Page

Our suggestion: Get these done and out of the way while you're still an underclassman, don't wait 'til Junior or Senior year.


2. Foreign Language Requirements and Options

Foreign language requirements vary by college and major but every student is welcome to explore any language with which they might be interested.

Use this link to explore the languages offered at ASU through the Languages and Literatures department:

Languages at ASU


3. Here are the ASU colleges to choose from and the links to their current major checksheets
The links in this section will take you to each college and to the course checksheets by majors offered in each college.

College of Architecture and Environmental Design: http://www.asu.edu/caed/
Curriculum Major Checksheet

W. P. Carey School of Business: http://wpcarey.asu.edu/
Curriculum Major Checksheet

College of Education: http://coe.asu.edu/
Curriculum Major Checksheet

Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering: http://www.fulton.asu.edu/fulton/
Curriculum Major Checksheet

Del E. Webb School of Construction: http://construction.asu.edu/
Curriculum Major Checksheets

Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts: http://herbergercollege.asu.edu/
Curriculum Major Checksheets

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: http://clas.asu.edu/
Curriculum Major Checksheets

College of Nursing: http://nursing.asu.edu/
Curriculum Major Checksheets

College of Public Programs: http://www.asu.edu/copp/
Curriculum Major Checksheets

Division of Undergraduate Academic Services - BIS: http://www.asu.edu/duas/bis/concentrations.html
Curriculum Major Checksheets

4. How do I choose a major?!

Good question! OK, but it's not an easy one to answer. This section includes links geared toward helping you find what field you might be best suited for. It's just not easy to decide what to study while in college. You may still be curious about what majors are offered at ASU and what jobs you can do with each major. When all else fails, you can try this interactive search tool to narrow your choices by physical location (within the greater Phoenix area), colleges and professional areas of interest: Help me find a major!

*Tip: Find something you love doing, and figure out how to get paid for it!

5. Advising

So this section is listed last but it's probably the most important — whether you know what you want to study or are just dropping tuition every semester 'cause it's fun — FIND AN ADVISOR!!!!!!!!

One of the major things to remember is your advisor is BUSY.

Yes, he or she does want to help you, and YES it really seems like he or she has a lot more on his or her mind than your academic success. All that aside, the two big things to remember: Your advisor will help you and YOU HAVE TO HELP YOURSELF.

That being said, here are a few resources to put you in touch with advising departments around ASU:

Links to ASU advising departments



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