Education Opportunities


ASU offers California students, alumni, families, professionals and community members a wide-range of educational opportunities and resources.

Whether you're looking to attend ASU in person in Los Angeles, transfer seamlessly from a California Community College, explore a personal passion, or improve professional skills, ASU has options for you.


LA Academic Programs

ASU offers undergraduate and graduate opportunities at the Herald Examiner building in downtown L.A., including access to 100+ online degree programs through ASU Local, global management in creative industries and global management in space leadership graduate programs, film and media production courses and internships and journalism internships. 

Programs of study are offered in a hybrid learning model. Select courses are offered through in-person instruction at the Herald Examiner building. Many courses are offered virtually from Arizona through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning technologies. Please consult your advisor and schedule of classes for additional information.

 

Degree Programs

ASU Local

- 100+ undergraduate degree programs

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Global Management (Executive), MGM (specialization in   
  Space Leadership)

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Film (Filmmaking Practices), BA
Narrative and Emerging Media, MA

 

Other Academic Experiences

Cronkite News LA
- Film and Media Production courses:
        FMP 484: Internship
        FMP 494: Video Production Lab
- Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law LA Externship Program 

 

ASU Alumni Association California Chapter Scholarships

The ASU Alumni Association recognizes hard work, academic achievements and supports students’ access to higher education through various scholarship opportunities within its four California chapters —San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Northern California. With nearly 100 chapters across the globe, the ASU Alumni Association is dedicated to offering guidance to students and grads as they embark on their academic and professional journeys.

San Diego Chapter Scholarship
The ASU Alumni San Diego Scholarship is awarded to an incoming first-year or transfer student from the San Diego area who will be attending ASU.

Orange County Chapter Scholarship
The ASU Alumni Orange County Chapter is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity that is exclusively for new ASU students from the Orange County, CA area. The ASU Alumni Orange County Chapter Scholarship goes toward the payment of the recipient's tuition at ASU.

Los Angeles Chapter Scholarship

Through the generous support of Alumni donors from the greater Los Angeles area, a fund has been established by the ASU Alumni Association's Los Angeles Chapter which will award as many as three first-time, first-year students with up to $1,000 each to attend ASU in the upcoming academic year. The outstanding young men/women will be chosen from Los Angeles and western/southern Ventura County. 

The award will be based on evidence of academic success, a strong commitment to community service and school involvement, and a desire to continue these traits at the collegiate level at ASU. Our goal is to help foster involvement with ASU traditions and continue to build a better Alumni Association.

 

 Northern California Chapter Scholarship
The ASU Alumni Northern California Scholarship is awarded to an incoming first-year or transfer student from Northern California who will be attending ASU.

ASU for You

ASU for You is an approach to education that supports Universal Learners® with resources from a national research university recognizing that to meet the needs of a rapidly changing, technology-driven world, people will need to access education and learning platforms throughout their lives.

Whether you are a learner or an educator, ASU for You provides a flexible and growing set of digital educational assets. The program is designed for people of all ages and at all stages of their educational, career or lifelong learning journey — wherever in the world they may be.

 

ASU Local

ASU Local is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, providing students access to flexible class schedules, hands-on projects and internships as they work alongside industry professionals in more than 100+ degree programs. ASU Local recognizes every career path looks different, which is why the program offers students one-on-one time with coaches who help create a personalized college and career plan to help students prepare for the jobs of the future.

ASU Online

Arizona State University has more than 12,000 students living in California while learning exclusively online. With more than 200 degree programs and certificates offered 100% online by the nation's most innovative university, you have the opportunity to learn the same curriculum designed by our award-winning faculty and earn the same degree as our on-campus students.

ASU Prep Digital

ASU Prep Digital is an accredited online school for K-12 students whose families are looking for a rigorous world-class education from anywhere. Students have access to engaging curriculum at the elementary, middle school and high school levels and can take a single course or enroll in a full-time diploma granting program. Online lessons are combined with hands-on activities to encourage curiosity, while allowing students to work at their own pace. ASU Prep Digital also provides a stepping stone to college, giving students the opportunity to earn university credits through part-time and full-time programs, while saving families time and money.

Career and Professional Development Services

The ASU Career and Professional Development team is committed to your individual career success. No matter what stage you are at, a student looking to chart your career path, a new professional looking to nail down your career goals or a seasoned professional looking to take the next step, we have the unique support and resources you will need. Services are offered both virtually and in person to ensure they are easy to access.

Services include:

  • One-on-one career advising
  • Professional mentoring
  • Internship and full-time job postings
  • Hiring events and professional skills workshops
  •  Connections to employers
  • Grad school preparation support
  • Resume reviews
  • Interviewing skills
  • Career courses and videos
  •  Helpful blogs and articles

ASU students and alumni in California can access these services and many others by visiting our website at career.asu.edu.

Ways to get connected now!

Handshake
Handshake is an online recruitment platform that helps ASU students and alumni find job and internship opportunities, explore career paths, connect with employers and much more.

ASU Mentor Network
The ASU Mentor Network helps forge connections within the ASU community, from casual conversations, matched mentor programs, and information sessions about specific career fields.

 

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Continuing and Professional Education

ASU Continuing and Professional Education courses are designed to improve the skills and talent of working professionals and lifelong learners through high-quality courses from the most innovative university in the country. The self-paced courses (some free!) are created and by ASU faculty, offering learners access to subjects ranging from project management to professional skills and health care. Whether you want to master a new subject, or work towards a promotion, there are no prerequisites to enroll in CPE courses. Once completed, you’ll receive a certificate or digital badge to document your hard work.

 

Cronkite News - Los Angeles

Cronkite News–LA is a semester-long experience in news or sports journalism in the nation’s second-largest media market.

Students work out of a Cronkite News bureau office in the ASU California Center in Santa Monica, a short distance from many of the city’s professional and collegiate sports teams. In 2021, the bureau will be relocating to the historic Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, where it will be even closer to news sources and outlets.

In the bureau, both broadcast and digital students cover news and sports stories across media platforms. Their work is published by Cronkite News and distributed to a wide variety of media outlets in and around Southern California.  Students get time in the field to report stories, sometimes appearing on camera for Cronkite News and Arizona PBS. They also gain experience in writing, editing and voicing news stories.

 

Sidney Poitier New America Film School

Unlike many other top film schools, which measure themselves by who they exclude, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, measures itself by who we include. Over 700 undergraduate film majors represent the creative diversity of our country, with more than 40 percent of our students from under-represented backgrounds. The school operates across three cities, two states and three locations, including a brand-new 118,000-gross-square-foot state-of-the-art facility set to open in Fall 2022 in downtown Mesa, Arizona, seven miles from the university’s Tempe Campus. The school also operates in the newly renovated ASU California Center, housed in the Herald Examiner building in downtown L.A. This site is the former home of the Hearst publishing empire, giving film students an opportunity to connect with the entertainment capital of the world. Students also have opportunities to use Hollywood technology through partnerships, including with the John Hughes Institute and with Dreamscape Immersive, the world’s leading virtual reality company.

L.A. Times Learn

ASU has partnered with the Los Angeles Times to create L. A. Times Learn, a platform providing subscribers access to online educational resources to help expand skills, teach your children, and explore the world without leaving your home. L.A. Times subscribers receive exclusive pricing on popular personal and professional development courses, plus free access to key ASU digital learning resources including Virtual Field Trips, the ASU Library’s digital tools, and Study Hall, featuring short lessons on topics such as algebra, writing composition and K-8 learning tools.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History

The LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History, offered through ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is a three-year program that combines traditional master’s-level coursework and 30 hours of work experience at LACMA or the ASU Art Museum in Tempe. Through this partnership, ASU’s internationally recognized art faculty and LACMA’s renowned staff, curators and educators mentor students by exploring ways museums can be more equitable and diverse while advancing the careers of the next generation of museum professionals.

Master of Science in Business Analytics in Los Angeles (MS-BA in L.A.)

Big Data impacts every part of the global economy, making business analytics specialists one of the fastest-growing careers in the world. Now available in downtown Los Angeles, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business will prepare you to be on the leading edge of this vital sector of the job market.

In only 12 months, you'll build the foundation for your career, learning to derive value from data and modeling, lead data-driven analyses, and create a critical business advantage.

me3®: Major and Career Quiz

There are a lot of majors and careers paths to choose from; me3® makes it easy to find your best match. ASU’s online interactive major and career quiz helps learners of all ages find a major that lines up with their personal interests and passions. In three easy steps, high school and college students, parents and educators can chart an academic pathway to the future they want.

Thunderbird School of Global Management online programs

ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management is known for its exceptional leadership and management education, preparing students for the complex market of global business. Guided by the school’s world-renowned faculty, through various online degree and certificate programs, Thunderbird teaches students in California to resolve complex global management issues, deliver on strategic priorities and achieve solutions. 

 

Degree Programs Available in California:

Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management (filter by “online”)

Online Bachelor of Global Management

Executive Education Online Programs (filter by “online”)

Executive Education Online Certificate Programs (filter by "online")

 

 

Union-Tribune Learn

ASU has partnered with The San Diego Union-Tribune to deliver educational content through over 20 self-paced college courses online. If you’re a Union-Tribune subscriber, you get 25% off courses ranging from health and wellness to business management. Enrollees also get free access to ASU’s key resources and other online educational tools like virtual field trips and a look inside ASU Library’s resources.

Narrative and Emerging Media degree

The Los Angeles-based MA in Narrative and Emerging Media (MA-NEM) focuses on the development of a creative practice and critical understanding of emerging storytelling and immersive experience content creation in augmented, virtual and extended reality, and short-form digital, streaming and virtual production. Led by Nonny de la Peña, winner of the Peabody Field Builder Award for Digital and Interactive Storytelling, the program is a collaborative effort between The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The degree is pending ABOR approval.