Welcome to the home of SUNSHINE for SUN DEVILS

Did you know that sharing gratitude and kindness not only benefits the recipient, but also provides a happiness boost to the sender? Why not spread some "sunshine" to your fellow Sun Devils at Arizona State University?

Join us as we create an even better, brighter place to work.

Interactive Resources & Classroom Materials

Interactive Resources

Sunshine for SunDevils and the Project for Wellness and Work-Life

Organizations/Foundations associated with Positive Psychology and Positive Organizational Scholarship

A Reconceptualization of Compassion (Way)

Classroom Materials

Faculty Grants

Danish Ministry of Innovation and Higher Education


The faculty and graduate students in The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication are actively involved as members of the following associations:

The National Communication Association

The Western States Communication Association

Frequently Asked Questions

Reputation, Size and Location

How does the school rank against other programs in the discipline?
ASU is an internationally recognized research institution and center for the promotion of cultural and performing arts. It is a leading center for research and technological advancement. The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication is ranked highly in NCA's Doctoral Program Reputational Studies.

B.I.S. with COM Concentration

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program (B.I.S.) is a university-wide degree program that enables students to create interdisciplinary specialties that prepare them for careers in a world that increasingly bridges academic disciplines. Students pursue two subject-area concentrations that represent academic interests they wish to integrate into a meaningful program. A four-course core offers students the intellectual tools to identify connections between their concentrations and engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving.