Agriculture & Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences offers a challenging array of degree programs in the biological, physical, and agricultural sciences, natural resource management, and consumer and human development studies. Undergraduate degrees are available with majors in: Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural & Resource Economics, Agricultural Technology Management & Education, Animal Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, Plant Sciences, Soils & Water Science and Veterinary Science. Small classes, individualized instruction, requirements for advanced communication and computing courses, and a strong internship program ensure solid professional preparation of our graduates.
Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
Our School of Family and Consumer Sciences has programs in Family Studies and Human Development, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Retailing and Consumer Sciences with Certificate Programs available in: International Retailing, Food Retailing and Visual Merchandising.
Our School of Renewable Natural Resources offers programs in Renewable Natural Resources Studies and Wildlife, Watershed & Rangeland Resources.
The College of Architecture offers a five year bachelors program and a graduate program that incorporates a balanced approach to the study of architecture, combining design theory, technology and practice.
The College of Education enrolls more than 800 students in teacher preparation programs and about 800 graduate students. The college offers: Bachelor’s degrees in elementary and secondary education; Post-baccalaureate teacher certification preparation; Master’s and doctoral degrees preparing K-12 administrators, social services and educational agency managers, higher education faculty, educational psychologists, K-12 and special education teachers, and education rehabilitation counselors.
The college partners with local school districts in preparing quality teachers to meet today’s classroom challenges. Through one such partnership, Teach for Tucson, people who want to become teachers after already earning a bachelor’s degree prepare for state certification and earn a master’s degree in just one year.
Hispanic Outlook Magazine reports that the number of Hispanic students earning bachelor’s degrees in education from the college is the third highest in the country. Graduate programs in the college are highly regarded. A new program in school guidance and counseling is also underway at the College of Education.
Eller College of Management
With an enrollment of more than 4,500 students, the Eller College of Management offers some of the University’s most sought-after degrees. A full complement of BSBA majors include: Accounting, Business Economics, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations Management. A certificate in International Business can also be obtained as a complement to one of the majors.
Engineering & Mines
The School of Public Administration and Policy offers BSPA majors in: Public Management, Criminal Justice Administration and Health and Human Services Administration.
The College also offers graduate degrees including: MBA, MS-MIS, MAcc and MPA. The Eller College of Management offers the latest in business technology, uniting the college’s progressive approach to teaching with close liaisons to the business world.
With an enrollment of over 2,400 students, The College of Engineering and Mines offers a strong team-based environment that readily prepares them for the world of work. With hands-on experience and an award-winning introductory engineering class (Engineering 102), students are introduced to the 18 undergraduate majors offered. These are: Aerospace, Agricultural and Biosystems, Bachelor of Arts in Engineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Environmental Hydrology & Water Resources, Geological, Industrial, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical, Mining, Optical Science and Engineering (pending ABOR approval), Systems (with Computer Software option) and the new degree in Engineering Management.
First class facilities and distinguished faculty complement the educational experience. The undergraduate degree creates a foundation for study in the graduate level programs. A Master of Engineering degree is also offered to serve the needs of practicing engineers on an anytime/anyplace basis.
With its vision of excellence, the College of Fine Arts has become one of the most dynamic areas at the University. With more than 2,000 students, the college challenges its scholars, both graduate and undergraduate, to expand their artistic visions using both traditional and new media. Fine Arts offers studies in Art, Dance, Media Arts, Music, and Theatre Arts as well as an interdisciplinary Fine Arts Studies Program.
The College includes professors, performers, scholars, and creative artists of distinguished national and international status. In addition to traditional facilities such as theatres, performance halls, and galleries, it houses The Peter Treistman Fine Arts Center for New Media, providing innovative interaction between artists and new commercial technologies. Students prepare for traditional careers in the arts as well as: Visual Communications (graphic design, illustration, photography); Production (lighting, sound, scenery design); Media and Arts Management; Arts Education; Filmmaking, Videography and Digital Arts.
As one of the country's finest research intensive institutions of higher education, many of the graduate programs in sociology, anthropology, astronomy, engineering, medicine, and management information systems are nationally recognized for research and ground-breaking projects.
Through the study of language, literature and culture, programs in the College of Humanities emphasize the importance of critical and creative thinking and writing. Students throughout the college are preparing for careers in education, public service, international business and the foreign service. Study abroad is possible in diverse locations across the globe. College-wide, faculty have won prestigious teaching awards for their dedication to creative teaching and to the success of their students.
The College of Law offers course work leading to the Juris Doctor degree. The college has an extensive law library and a diverse and specialized faculty. While the majority of our law graduates enter the traditional practice of law in the private and government sectors, many graduates use their law degrees in business management, banking/trust/estates, finance and trade issues, indigenous peoples, law and policy, and international law. The law school welcomes corporate inquiries.
Since the College of Medicine is the only medical college in the state of Arizona, students find admission very competitive. The renowned Arizona Health Sciences Center, home of the College of Medicine, serves as a valuable resources locally, nationally, and around the world. Distinguished professors continually work on the forefront of medical research. Faculty member, Jack Copeland, was the first to use a mechanical heart in a patient awaiting a heart transplant.
The College of Nursing offers coursework leading to baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing as well as opportunities for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. In addition to the traditional BSN program, the college offers a 14-month accelerated baccalaureate partnership program for college graduates in collaboration with the University Medical Center and the Carondolet Health Network. The only PhD program in nursing in the state is located at the College of Nursing, which includes a "fast track" option for students entering at the post-baccalureate level. The entire PhD program is now online. The College also offers many of the master level courses online preparing students to be nurse practitioners or nursing systems specialists. The nursing program is ranked 13th in the Nation for graduate studies by U.S. News & World Report(2003). Faculty is recognized nationally and internationally for their research in the areas of: Vulnerable Populations, Injury Mechanisms and Biobehavioral Responses and Health Care Systems.
Optical Sciences Center
The Optical Sciences Center is one of the world’s foremost teaching and research programs in optics. Industry has asked for more graduates with degrees in optics and we are committed to expanding the undergraduate program. Excellence in research plays a role in a superior educational experience. By offering a broad spectrum of expertise, we provide a rich educational and research experience to students with diverse interests. We conduct research in the areas of optical engineering, optical data storage, quantum optics, remote sensing, semiconductor lasers and materials, medical imaging, optical design, fabrication and testing, waveguide development and analysis, medical imaging, metrology, optical properties of thin films, image analysis, CCD infrared devices, nonlinear optics, and many more applications.
The College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program, ranked 7th in the nation, is the only public pharmacy program in Arizona. The College also offers graduate programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Pharmaco-Economics. The College is home to four centers of excellence: The Center for Toxicology, The Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center, The Center for Health Outcomes and Pharmaco-Economic Research, and the Arizona Center for Phytomedicine Research. Each Center exemplifies pharmacy research that actively involves undergraduate, graduate and doctorial students in studies that advance the quality of human health and strengthens Arizona's economy.
The College of Science offers courses and degree programs designed to prepare students for exciting careers in fields blending science, technology, engineering, education and even business. The College’s award-winning programs span the biological, physical, mathematical, and computational science. All programs offer education of the highest quality and all departments have closely integrated their educational and research activities, assuring that students graduate prepared to work at the forefront of their scientific or technical fields. Many undergraduates, and all graduate students, gain extensive research training and practical experience integrated with their education.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
The College of Sciences consists of 12 degree-granting departments: Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, GeoSciences, Mathematics, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Physics, Planetary Sciences, and Speech & Hearing Sciences. In all departments, students and faculty work on research projects which blur the boundaries of science and industry such as mathematical modeling, biotechnology, medical imaging, nanotechnology, and spacecraft design and analysis to name just a few areas.
In addition to the BS, MS and PhD degrees, the College of Science also grants a unique professional Masters degree in Applied Science & Business, initiated to specifically prepare students for scientific careers in industry.
With nearly 5,400 undergraduate majors, The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is the largest college at The University of Arizona. SBS focuses on the understanding of human beings, the groups they form, and the societies and cultures they created. With 23 units, five of which are ranked in the top 20 by the National Research Council, SBS provides ground-breaking research on topics that have a direct impact on the local community, the country, and the world. Students receive a diverse, interdisciplinary education from professors who are committed to excellence and teaching. Degrees are available in: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, History, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Information Resources and Library Science, Linguistics, Mexican-American Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Regional Development, Sociology, and Women’s Studies. The College's other prestigious programs include: The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Cognitive Science Program, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, The Southwest Center and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women.