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ASU social sciences researchers, educators and students work to answer big questions about people, communities, our environment.
Science is only as good as it is translated into people's lives. At ASU, the social sciences provide knowledge, insight and skills to unite and catalyze humanities and natural sciences.
Through pursing the values of access, excellence and inclusion, ASU offers students pathways to thrive and fulfill their academic potential and change their lives, the lives of their families and community.
The social sciences is key in decision-making, how to better develop policy and sculpt interventions that help improve human outcomes.
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication explores the complex role of human communication in everyday life and provides the tools to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems and opportunities, including interpersonal relationships, workplace teams, and community, civic and cultural groups.
Among our research and initiatives are the Center for Strategic Communication, The Transformation Project, The Empty Space theater, the Health Communication Initiative. the Civil, Critical and Creative Communication Collective and a broad range of efforts by students and faculty members.