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Colleges and schools

All of our colleges and academic departments provide the academic rigor, accessible faculty, and professional knowledge that will prepare you for success, any way you define it. Find the program that’s right for you.

Explore our colleges

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College of Arts and Letters

Join a tight-knit community that feels like a small liberal arts college with all the perks of a globally connected university. Set in a culturally vibrant mountain town, our campus and creative programs will launch you on a career path you’ll love to live—in the arts, business, education, languages, or public service.

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College of Education

In the only nationally accredited teacher education program in Arizona, you’ll engage in demanding, hands-on coursework, performance assessments, and innovative teaching methods. Mentored by expert faculty, you’ll graduate as a competent professional, prepared to lead in the classroom and bring out the best in your students.

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College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Join a diverse community of scholars who integrate fast-growing scientific knowledge with engineering, computer technology, and environmental and biological informatics. Here, as part of the next generation of scientists, you will conduct meaningful research and apply technical innovation to create a better world.

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College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Partner with esteemed faculty to meet today’s challenges and uncover tomorrow’s solutions. Surrounded by one of the most ecologically diverse natural labs in the world, you can perform revolutionary research in 30 high-tech labs and institutes and develop an entrepreneurial approach to discovery.


College of Health and Human Services

Practice in state-of-the-art simulation environments and clinics statewide. You’ll develop skills to improve the health of those in your own community—and beyond. In evidence-based programs, you’ll collaborate with faculty through research that sparks healthcare innovation and encourages compassionate service.

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tackle contemporary issues and conduct boundary-crossing research focusing on the scientific study of human behavior, justice, and culture. From archaeological digs to virtual reality creations, you’ll join with faculty and peers to build resilient, sustainable communities.


The W. A. Franke College of Business

Learn to build an ethical business, thrive in a competitive market, and succeed in your chosen career. Engage with dedicated, experienced faculty mentors and highly motivated peers in a collaborative atmosphere where you will grow from a student into a leader.


Honors College

Our accomplished faculty lead small, interactive classes for a deeply rewarding educational experience. Here, you can join a diverse living and learning community, paint with a master in the Grand Canyon, restore a river delta, and cultivate citizenship through serving local and global communities.


Online and Innovative Educational Initiatives 

Customize your experience and empower your goals. We offer two online degree options: Personalized online allows you to enjoy a flexible and self-paced experience, while traditional online offers structured degree progressions and interactive courses. We are expanding the reach of high-quality education through innovative learning, offering high-demand academic programs online and at convenient Arizona locations.


Graduate College

Engage in interdisciplinary scholarship and research in our culturally and ecologically rich setting. Build a lifelong network with exceptional mentors and professional partners and change the way we see the world. Choose from more than 100 graduate degrees and certificates in a diverse range of disciplines.