About the University
The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers.
Colleges, Schools and Departments
The University of Arizona offers a wide variety of academic programs, many of which are among the nation’s best. Students can choose from more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees through 20 colleges and 12 schools on four campuses.
UA South—the University of Arizona’s branch campus headquartered in Sierra Vista—extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs. UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. We partner with community colleges to offer bachelor degrees that are of high quality, low cost, and geographically accessible. In addition to traditional degree programs in education, computer science, humanities and the social sciences, UA South offers Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Master’s programs in education, and a variety of continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of regional industry.
- Central Arizonia College
- Mesa Community College
- Pima Desert Vista
- Pima Community College - Downtown
- Pima Community College - East
- Pima Community College - West
- Santa Cruz (Nogales)
- UA Science & Technology Park
As the leading public university in the American Southwest, one of the top 100 universities in the world, and a super land-grant university our mission is to teach and uplift the people of Arizona, and the citizens of the world. UA Online represents a new era in fulfilling our promise to provide accessible education to all. As we launch our fully online university experience in 2015, be sure to check this site for additional information and to apply when you’re ready to become a Wildcat. Be sure to fill out this form to learn more about the University of Arizona and our world-class digital education.
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix is part of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (link is external) (PBC), a city initiative bringing bioresearch and education to downtown. The State of Arizona and City of Phoenix, as well as other vital community partners, continue to be strong supporters of the college, intent on developing the Phoenix Biomedical Campus as a major biosciences hub and premier provider of medical education.
Students in distance education programs meet face-to-face with professors, discussion leaders, and group facilitators at their specific distance location, as well as leverage the latest technologies for remote learning and online education. A strong emphasis is placed on support services for students in Distance Education, with comparable advising and academic support resources, and access to library, tutoring, counseling, and business processes via electronic systems and workflow. Distance Education programs are an extension of the UA experience, making it accessible and convenient for students in their home communities.
- Paradise Valley
The University of Arizona has established a worldwide network of micro-campuses for the international delivery of collaborative degree programs to local students on the campuses of our partner universities.
Micro-campuses address global demand for higher education, opening doors for students unable to study in the United States, while providing a synergistic hub for other forms of internationalization including faculty collaborations in research, student intercultural learning, interdisciplinary community engagement, and more.
- American University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
- University of Mauritius
- Sampoerna University (Jakarta)
- Ocean University of China (Qingdao)
- Princess Sumaya University for Technology (Jordan)