Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is home to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the College of Health Solutions, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the College of Public Programs and the School of Letters and Sciences.
The Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College and University College also have a presence. The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is anticipated to relocate downtown in 2016.
Students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as journalism, criminology, public administration, public policy, social work, nursing, health promotion, nonprofit leadership, events management, urban planning, recreation and tourism.
Students in these professionally focused majors get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs designed to prepare them for the workplaces of today and to become leaders of tomorrow. Nursing students work as trainees in an on-campus simulation center and clinical lab; nutrition students prepare food in a state-of-the-art test kitchen with an adjoining student-run cafe; and journalism students produce newscasts and multimedia story packages that run in more than 30 media outlets in Arizona and beyond.
The campus’ proximity to downtown Phoenix’s thriving business district puts journalism students close to internships at major media organizations such as The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, and 12 News, KPNX-TV, the Phoenix NBC affiliate, located just steps from campus. Almost as close are the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau and many hotels, where tourism majors hone their skills. Public programs majors intern at state and city agencies, such as the Arizona Department of Education and the Phoenix housing department, as well as various nonprofits. City Hall, the state Legislature, the Arizona Supreme Court, municipal, county and federal courts and Phoenix historical sites are just a few minutes away, as is the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, a statewide hub for biomedical research.
The campus affords numerous recreational opportunities in a unique urban environment. DPC is conveniently located within walking distance of a wide variety of award-winning dining, sports and art experiences such as:
- Five concert, theater and entertainment venues highlighting national touring musicians and comedians, best of Broadway, independent bands and local artists
- Three professional athletic teams showcasing Major League Baseball and the Men’s and Women’s National Basketball Association teams
- A thriving art scene and local businesses featuring a monthly art walk and twice-weekly farmers market / food truck festival just two blocks from campus
- Museums showcasing art, history and culture
Freshmen live in the conveniently located downtown residence hall Taylor Place, which puts students right in the heart of the city with 1,300 of their closest friends.
The downtown campus boasts 100-plus downtown student organizations ranging from student government to Greek life, and students enjoy campus events such as watching the Super Bowl on a 16-by-9-foot big-screen, participating in local service opportunities and taking the light rail to Sun Devil Stadium to watch ASU athletics.