Inspiring a new class of leaders
At the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, you will combine classic works and altruistic statesmanship to become a new kind of leader: trained in critical thought, humble about human imperfection and ready for anything.
Look beyond time and borders to explore the fundamental questions of life, freedom and governance, and discover the guiding principles of America’s founders and the leaders who have inspired us.
Innovative leadership in an ever-changing world.
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership explores the possibilities of social changes, political philosophies, economic thought, American history and politics.
Your future career starts here.
With the skills you gain from a solid academic foundation, you leave Arizona State University prepared to meet today’s challenges, whether you create foreign or domestic policy, build a nonprofit that strengthens communities or lead a business that impacts the lives of many.
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I’m a product of SCETL’s legacy. I was drawn to the program after a friend invited me to delay my communications class and, instead, take a course exploring the themes of faith and reason. I was hooked after only a few weeks. The content, critical thinking and engagement with timeless ideas provided by the school’s curriculum towered over any other course I had taken before.”
BS in civic and economic thought and leadership, 2023.