Academic Courses

At the University of Arizona, you can choose from over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees, many with an emphasis on diverse issues, including Mexican American Studies, Africana Studies, Women’s Studies and more. UA also offers courses in nearly 40 different languages, including Native American languages. Here is a list of the diverse degree programs available at the University of Arizona.

Africana Studies
A leader in digital humanities, the program offers an interdisciplinary major, a minor in hip-hop cultures and a variety of internships and study abroad opportunities.

American Indian Studies (AIS)
AIS offers a full range of coursework for an undergraduate major or minor, an MA, an MA/JD and a PhD, as well as graduate certificates in higher education, natural resources administration and management and native nation building. 

Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
As the only nationally accredited intensive English program in Arizona, CESL provides English language instruction to native speakers of other languages.

Critical Languages Program (CLP)
CLP offers courses in less commonly taught languages that can fulfill degree language requirements or be applied to a minor in intercultural studies.

Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
This program addresses current issues in special education, rehabilitation, counseling, school psychology and deaf studies, and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

East Asian Studies (EAS)
EAS offers a wide range of courses dedicated to the study of the languages and cultures of China and Japan, as well as BA, MA and PhD degree programs.

Gender & Women’s Studies
This program combines cutting-edge interdisciplinary feminist research and curriculum, and offers BA, MA/JD and PhD degree programs.

International Studies & Fellowships
This major is for students looking for a customized, multidisciplinary education and who would like to work in an international setting.

Latin American Studies
With more than 120 courses and over 140 affiliated faculty, the Center for Latin American Studies’ strengths include Mexico, Brazil, environmental studies, border studies, indigenous studies and women’s studies. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered.

LGBT Studies
The Institute for LGBT Studies offers classes on LGBT issues, as well as promotes research and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics and cultures of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

Mexican American Studies
This program conducts applied public policy research to promote leadership and empowerment of Mexican Americans, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS)
MENAS focuses on the region that extends from Morocco to Afghanistan, including the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey. It also provides a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew, plus undergraduate and graduate studies in culture, history, religion, politics and conflict.

Religious Studies & Classics
Offering an undergraduate major and minor in Religious Studies, the program prepares students to participate in the world’s most religiously diverse democracy and to develop an understanding of cultures throughout the world.

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT)
SLAT provides a doctoral program for researchers, teachers and administrators concerned with second language learning and teaching.

School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC)
SILLC is a federation of departments and programs in the College of Humanities, and allows students to complete a double major, dual degree or thematic minor in a variety of disciplines, including Italian, German, Russian and Slavic Studies.