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College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

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Agricultural science and business are at the core of a multi-trillion dollar industry in need of graduates worldwide.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a small college within a large institution, representing an undergraduate population of 2,700 students in its 15 different majors.  This translates into smaller class sizes in major courses for students as well as opportunities for regular interaction with faculty and staff. You can pursue dozens of challenging career choices in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). 

Worldwide food production, processing, and distribution require scientists and managers to develop and use novel techniques in the biological and physical sciences as well as economics and management.  The rigorous coursework and hands-on opportunities you will experience in CALS' academic programs will prepare you for your chosen career or higher degree aspirations. 

In fact, on average, 70 percent of Veterinary Science graduates who apply to Veterinary schools are accepted--the highest percentage of any Arizona university.

With 15 undergraduate majors, CALS' undergraduate programs encompass science, business, technology, life sciences, and communications.  CALS' broad academic experience is supportive and interactive with a low student-to-faculty ratio.

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College of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture

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Cultivating leading scholars and professionals in the design, planning and development of sustainable environments. 

The University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is the nation's leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions. CAPLA offers an extraordinary professional education inspired by our Sonoran setting and position within a world-class university.

CAPLA curricula is highly integrated across the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning, and delivered within a small, caring, and diverse community strongly connected to practice. Our faculty engage students not only in conceptual design but also the fabrication and construction of tomorrow's buildings and landscapes. We work at all scales, from the parametric design of a single ceramic block to the planning of the 350 mile regional Sun Corridor. We pride ourselves on our sense of community where students have every opportunity to interact closely with our faculty and staff. CAPLA is a special place where one is not lost in a crowd and where one is highly employable upon graduation; 90-100% of CAPLA grads are employed in their field of study post-graduation.

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Eller College of Management

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U.S News & World Report ranks Eller undergraduate programs No. 15 among public business schools and No. 25 among all business schools. 

The Eller College offers countless opportunities for students to develop academically, professionally and personally.  Its top-ranked management information systems and entrepreneurship programs highlight the college's commitment to innovation.  That commitment drives its approach to education, preparing students for real-world success by combining internships, action-learning experiences, advanced learning technologies and numerous opportunities for leadership.

Eller's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked No. 2 among public programs by U.S. News & World Report.  Graduates often launch their own business or work with non-profit organizations or municipalities; many go on to earn graduate degrees.  Eller College graduates are recruited by top companies such as IBM, Gap, and Deloitte.

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Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science

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The UA Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science offers a signature University experience: opportunities for students to explore areas of study that cannot be contained within a single department or college. Consisting of the colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities, Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, this collaboration of Colleges advances innovative programs that cross the boundaries of humanities, arts, and the sciences. CLAS fosters interdisciplinary research and offers undergraduate and graduate students unparalleled opportunities to learn from and contribute to a diverse intellectual community.

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College of Education

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The College of Education offers bachelor's degrees leading to state certification in early childhood, elementary, and special education, as well as majors in rehabilitation and deaf studies.  We also have a minor program for students from a variety of majors interested in learning about adolescent development.  Our teacher-preparation programs provide students with professionally based coursework and in-the-field experience before student teaching.  Our student teaching includes the guidance of a master teacher and a UA faculty supervisor.  Prospective students are encouraged to complete the General Information Session online at www.coe.arizona.edu/gis. 

We offer post-baccalaureate teacher coursework and master's programs (including one for secondary certification) plus specialist and doctoral degrees in education.  An administrative certification program is also available.

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College of Engineering

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The College of Engineering offers a hands-on freshman experience with a 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. 

Engineers design medical equipment and hypersonic aircraft, and preserve priceless art treasures.  They create electronic devices to protect the environment, and work in medicine, social services, community development and other areas that improve people's lives.  Whether it's exploring cutting-edge technologies, improving our quality of life, starting new businesses, or creating jobs, UA engineers are leaders.  UA engineering students enjoy all the advantages of attending a big, high-powered research university while they earn their degree from a college committed to each student's success.

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College of Fine Arts

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The College of Fine Arts (CFA) offers a conservatory environment within the heart of a research extensive institution. 

The CFA has a rich legacy of providing an outstanding education for students as it strives to nurture a passion for the arts through mentoring, rigorous study, and the artistic discovery process.  Success is built on a vibrant community of artists and scholars in art, dance, media arts, music, and theatre arts. 

The CFA prepares talented scholars for a productive and viable life in the arts while contributing to the future of the arts in society. 

Accomplished faculty and alumni contribute to the college's identity as a distinguished student-centered place of learning and creative inquiry.  CFA faculty bring unmatched enthusiasm for helping students realize their academic potential and pursuing excellence in their individual areas of creative and research expertise.

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College of Humanities

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UA humanities programs are devoted to the study of the world's languages, literatures and cultures. 

The College of Humanities is an excellent choice for students who have a passion for writing, reading and dialogue in English or other languages. The college's departments and programs help students develop communication skills, expand their knowledge across disciplines and cultures, and participate in study abroad programs. 

Programs prepare students to enter careers that require leadership and strong writing skills, as well as experience conducting research and working in teams. In obtaining a liberal arts degree, students acquire skills and knowledge valuable in a multi-lingual world.

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College of Medicine

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The undergraduate physiology major prepares students to continue their studies at the graduate level in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, physical therapy, or in academic and research programs in physiology, biology, and neuroscience.  Students receive grounding in the biology and physical sciences and more extensive instruction in the physiological sciences such as integrated cellular physiology, endocrine physiology, exercise and environmental physiology, cardiovascular physiology and neurophysiology. 

Physiology is the only undergraduate major offered through the College of Medicine.  Upon completion of the program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree, with a major in physiology is awarded by the College of Medicine.

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College of Nursing

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Established in 1957, the University of Arizona College of Nursing is leading through innovative learning. As a top school in the country for strengthening the nursing workforce, the College of Nursing prepares entry and advanced clinical and scientific practice nurse leaders for delivering comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate health care; shaping health policy for individuals, families, communities and care systems; and advancing care through health informatics and technologies.

Students traditionally start out in the Pre-Professional Nursing major and apply to enter the professional Bachelor Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the end of the their sophomore year.

Pre-Professional Nursing students are encouraged to participate in the student organization, Professional Achievements in Nursing (P.A.I.N.). Pre-Professional Nursing students will explore nursing as a career and gain insight into admission to the nursing major.

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Zuckerman College of Public Health

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The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health was the first college of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region and is the only college of public health in the State of Arizona. 

The mission of public health is to use education, policies and programs to create and maintain a society with optimum human health.  Examples of public health successes include vaccination programs, a sanitation system that provides drinkable water and treats sewage, and health education campaigns that lower the rate of deaths related to tobacco use. 

The college focuses on eliminating health disparities among diverse populations, particularly those in the American Southwest, such as Native American and Hispanic populations.

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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The National Research Center ranks six College of Social and Behavioral Sciences departments in the top 20 in their respective fields. 

Human beings weave a complex fabric that composes something we call "society".  The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) focuses on the understanding of human beings and the societies and cultures they create.  Understanding human behavior by looking at our brains, language, history, governments, environment, and social norms is one of the keys to social change. 

SBS is home to many popular majors and houses more than 50 of the general education courses that are taught by SBS faculty.  Faculty in SBS research real-world problems, ranging from homelessness in Tucson and food security in the third world, to the causes of depression and the preservation of Native American languages.  The interdisciplinary nature of many of our units makes for a dynamic and well-rounded educational experience.

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College of Science

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Eight UA science disciplines are in U.S. News & World Report's top 20. 

The University of Arizona is a Research University engaged in extensive research.  Why is that important for undergraduates?  Research-focused universities attract top faculty members who in turn attract substantial grant money to perform their research, improving education opportunities for students. 

Because of this, even as undergraduates, students have opportunities to become involved in cutting-edge research.  In fact, approximately 60 percent of the undergraduates in the College of Science conduct independent research with faculty members.  Undergraduates receive excellent quantitative and analytical training and coursework.  They also learn teamwork, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Graduates move on to challenging jobs right out of college or to graduate, medical and professional schools where they enjoy very high acceptance rates.

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University of Arizona South

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The University of Arizona South, dedicated to individual student success, provides a quality learner-centered environment for professional and liberal arts education.  The faculty, staff and administration facilitate student learning through teaching that accommodates diverse learning styles and needs of students, disciplined inquiry into relative issues and problems, and a sense of service to the greater community. Students typically transfer from local community colleges and pursue the last two years of one of 18 undergraduate degrees.  Two Masters degrees as well as various certification programs are offered at UA South. The branch campus is committed to providing necessary resources, and supports a community of active learners seeking seamless pathways to success.  Baccalaureate programs are offered through a "Two Plus Two" arrangement.  Students can complete the equivalent of two years of course work at any Arizona community college or any accredited institution, and two years of course work at The University of Arizona South.

UA South operates sites at UA Sierra Vista, UA Douglas, at Pima Community College (East and Desert Vista campuses), the UA Science and Technology Park in Tucson, UA Pinal, and at UA Santa Cruz as well as programs through UA Online. UA South students obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees as they gain intellectual and professional capabilities to enhance their personal lives and careers. The campus locations also foster regional economic development and provide expertise for generating solutions to community problems through the education and public service activities of their faculty, staff, and students.

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