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Degrees, Majors, Minors and Options

Baccalaureate Degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Major and Degree

  • General Studies (B.G.S.)
    • Arts, Media and Entertainment Option
    • Economy and Industry Option
    • Global and Intercultural Understanding Option
    • Science, Technology, Health and Society Option
    • Social Behavior and Human Understanding Option
    • Sports and Society Option
    • Study of the American Experience Option
  • Global Studies (B.A., B.S.)
    • B.A. Options:
      • Cultures, Literature, Film and the Arts Option
      • Global Health and Development Option
      • Global Institutions: State and Non-state Actors Option
      • Human Rights, Justice and Social Movements Option
      • Migration, Borders and Diasporas Option
    • B.S. Options:
      • Global Political Economy and Development Option
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.)

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Program:

The BGS is an alternative to the University's B.A. and B.S. degrees. It provides students with a liberal arts and sciences education, broad enough to make one both an outstanding citizen and a lifelong lover of learning. Graduates of this multi-disciplinary program will be more competitive in the job market with employers who do not require expertise in a particular discipline but nonetheless want to hire college graduates who are proficient in various modes of communication, critical thinking, and analytic skills.

The Global Studies Program:

The Global Studies program creates opportunities for students to engage in international research, internship opportunities, and study abroad; it taps into Arizona's unique location on an international border and takes advantage of world class strengths in traditional disciplines. It represents an effort to globalize areas of study with the addition of an international perspective, particularly in public health, the environment, literature, the arts, and cultural studies.  

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IDS):

The IDS major is for students whose academic and career goals are not well served with a traditional major and minor. The program allows students to have a custom-designed major, individualized to reflect personal interests, values and needs. It requires at least 21 units in three (3) subject areas. To be accepted to the major, a student must demonstrate how the choice of three areas complement each other to form a coherent “theme” and how these three areas better prepare the student for his/her academic and career goals than a traditional major and minor.

An IDS application may be submitted after completing a minimum of 30 units and must be submitted prior to enrolling in the last 30 units for the degree. Contact the Center for Exploratory Students to obtain more information and/or an application for the IDS program.

Students in the Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Science may declare one of the following, prior to admission to a degree granting program:

  • No Major Selected*
  • Pre-Pharmacy**

*   Contact the Your browser may not support display of this image.Center for Exploratory Students (CES) for advising and assistance in selecting a major.
**  Contact the College of Pharmacy to obtain additional information.

Pre-Professional Programs:

  • Your browser may not support display of this image.Pre-Health Professions, for students interested in a career in medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, dentistry, podiatry, or physician's assistant.
  • Your browser may not support display of this image.Pre-Law, for students interested in a career in law. 

Undergraduate Minors

  • Pre-Health Professions - Thematic
  • Pre-Law - Thematic 


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