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Colleges and Schools

Explore Our Colleges

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.

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College of Arts and Letters

Our rigorous programs help you hone critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills as you pursue creative endeavors and develop global awareness.

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Honors College

As an academically motivated student, you’ll partner with accomplished faculty members who challenge you through an innovative, rewarding curriculum and transformative experiential pathways.

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College of Health and Human Services

Join a collaborative, service-minded community of faculty staff, and students who conduct unique research that stimulates innovation in health-related fields.  When you graduate, you will be equipped with the professional skills to improve life quality in local, regional, and global communities.

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College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Our collaborative, acclaimed faculty offers an innovative, transdisciplinary approach to education. You’ll take part in wide-ranging, internationally recognized programs that grant you the hands-on opportunities and research experience you need to build your future and thrive in high-demand careers.

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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Our dedicated, inspiring staff and faculty prepare you to lead successful, meaningful lives through the “Franke Experience.” Combining technical business education with professionalism development, this experience empowers you to become a business leader and thrive in a competitive market.

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

You will engage with professors in critical thinking about contemporary social issues that promote interdisciplinary research and multi-cultural understanding. Our curriculum focuses on experiential learning opportunities that emphasize collaboration and prepare students for 21st-century careers.

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College of Education

Our hands-on Professional Education Program is the first and only nationally accredited teacher preparation institution in Arizona. You will partner with schools and districts across the states to student teach, developing you into a committed professional who will make a positive difference in education.

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Graduate School

Meaningful research and scholarship opportunities—blended with exceptional mentorship and professional training—are the hallmarks of our graduate school education.