Academic resources

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is committed to supporting your academic journey by emphasizing advising and mentoring to help you identify and achieve your goals. Our professional academic advising staff assists students in developing meaningful educational plans to meet their academic, career, and personal goals throughout their college experience. The advisors strive to perform their duties in a professional, ethical, confidential, accurate and supportive manner, respecting student diversity and needs and always holding the individual in the highest regard. You and your advisor should accomplish this process in a spirit of shared responsibility to develop academic excellence, strong decision-making skills and self-reliance.


Prospective student inquiries:

The following categories of students are required to receive advising and be cleared by a program advisor before they may register for classes:

  • all first year students
  • readmitted students
  • students on probation
  • students who have been disqualified
  • students with special admission status
  • students with admission competency deficiencies
  • transfer students in the first semester at ASU

Please contact your advisor in your field of study. All advising offices are listed below for all undergraduate and graduate students. 

School of Community Resources and Development

Programs of study: Community Sports Management, Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Parks & Recreation Management, Tourism Development and Management, Conference and Event Planning, Sustainable Tourism, Nonprofit Studies, Community Resources and Development and Program Evaluation

Location: Downtown Phoenix campus, University Center (UCENT) 5th Floor, Suite 550

Advising Office Phone: (602)-496-1658


School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Undergraduate programs of study: BS in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Certificate in Homeland Security, Certificate in Security Studies (downtown campus students only)

Graduate programs: MA and MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Administration Graduate Certificate, Corrections Management Graduate Certificate

Location: Downtown Phoenix campus, University Center (UCENT) 6th Floor, Suite 600

Downtown campus students: (602)-496-1658 or email

ASU Online/Ed Plus: (602)-496-1658 or email 

Graduate students: (602) 496-2356 or email

School of Public Affairs

Programs of study: Public Service and Public Policy, Emergency Management, Urban and Metropolitan Studies, Public Administration, Public Policy

Location: Downtown Phoenix campus, University Center (UCENT) 4th Floor, Suite 400 

Phone: (602)-496-1658


School of Social Work

Programs of study: Social Work

Location: Downtown Phoenix campus, University Center (UCENT) 8th Floor, Suite 800 

Advising Phone number: (602)-496-1658


Tucson based Social Work advising office: (520) 884-5507

Interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Programs

Programs of study: Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration, Master of Science in Program Evaluation. 

Location: Chase Building, 33rd floor, 201 N. Central Ave.

Phone: 602-496-1019