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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 National Center of Excellence for SMART Innovations takes a systems approach in understanding the environmental, societal and economic impacts of climate, energy and materials. Established in 2006, the center's programs include solar designs and materials, lifecycle modeling for energy and climate, new generation of surface materials and adoption of those technologies.