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The University of Arizona Global Campus Catalog

Undergraduate Programs

Overview

The University of Arizona Global Campus offers online undergraduate programs which are administered by the academic colleges and the Forbes School of Business and Technology® at the University of Arizona Global Campus and College of Arts and Sciences. These programs serve adult and distance learners seeking Associate and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Grounded in the principles of adult learning and established to address the unique needs of mature and distance learners, the University of Arizona Global Campus recognizes the aspirations and qualities of self-directedness and serious motivation that broadly characterize working adults who seek college degrees. Programs offered through the online modality, therefore, provide diverse and alternative ways for such individuals to earn and accumulate credits to be used in completing baccalaureate degrees.

Besides offering online courses that are accelerated and conveniently scheduled, the University of Arizona Global Campus administers assessment activities to determine college-level credit that adult learners may have already achieved. Alternative sources of credit at the undergraduate level may include credit for experiential learning, military training, sponsored professional training, advanced placement, national testing programs, and national credit recommendations.

Admission Policies and Procedures for Associate of Arts Degree Programs

Conditional Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs

Applicants seeking admission to an Associate of Arts degree program must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of the first course at the University of Arizona Global Campus:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
    • Under 18 applicants seeking to enroll in an Associate Degree program must appeal in writing to the University Registrar or designee. The appeal must include a written essay and submission of unofficial documentation showing proof of High School graduation as outlined in the catalog.
    • Appeal decisions will be communicated from the Registrar’s Office to students via email and must be approved prior to enrollment. All Under 18 applicants will be paired with a CHAMPS mentor at time of matriculation.
  • Have a regular high-school diploma earned through college preparatory or regular high school courses, a GED or state certificate awarded after passing an authorized test that the state recognizes as equivalent to a high school diploma, completed secondary school through home schooling as defined by state law, or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.*
    • An earned IEP or Special Education Diploma or Certificate of Completion based upon IEP goals does not meet the regular high school diploma requirement for admission to the University of Arizona Global Campus.
    • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. The University of Arizona Global Campus will also require, that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded. Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.
    • If no high school diploma was earned, applicants who have successfully completed at least a two-year program or have earned a minimum of 60 transferable credits that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies, may be admitted. Unofficial transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.
  • Have access to a computer with an Internet connection for the Web-based programs and meet the minimum technology and minimum computer skills, abilities, features, system configurations, hardware, and software outlined in the General Academic Information & Policies section.
  • Have the ability to study in English indicated by one of the following**:
    • Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English;***
    • Received a GED that was taken in English;***
    • A minimum of 30 transferable credits have been earned from institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited colleges/universities in the United States or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; or
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination taken within the past two (2) years. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 500 paper-based or 61 Internet-based is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6 is required. Copies of official scores must be submitted prior to provisional enrollment, and official scores must be submitted for full admission.

**Satisfying the English Language Requirement does not exempt a student who earned his/her high school diploma outside of the United States from the additional admission requirements for international applicants.

***If satisfying the English Language Requirement through a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent not completed in the United States, additional documentation may be required. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.

Conditionally admitted students who do not achieve provisional or full admission status after one attempt in the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise, are allowed a second period of conditional admission in order to be provisionally or fully admitted.

Attendance in the first course is confirmation of a student’s intent to matriculate and, therefore, constitutes an attempt. Subsequent withdrawal from the course or institution, whether administrative or student-initiated, concludes an attempt. Failing to meet Basic Academic Requirements (BAR) (attaining a cumulative course grade of C- or better as of Day 6 of Week 3 in the first course) also concludes an attempt.

Students who fail to meet Basic Academic Requirements are denied admission.

Students who are administratively withdrawn for failing to submit required Financial Aid documents during the conditional admission period are required to submit the required documents as a prerequisite to a subsequent attempt.

The University of Arizona Global Campus reserves the right to deny admission or re-admission to any applicant. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not admit students based on an "ability to benefit" test. The University of Arizona Global Campus recognizes the importance of protecting student privacy and reserves the right to request documentation to establish or verify any student’s identity at any time, for administrative or compliance purposes. Students are expected to provide such documentation, and failure to do so may be considered a violation of the Student Community Standards. The University may deny or rescind admission to any student for failure to authenticate his or her identity.

Applicants are conditionally admitted to an Associate of Arts degree program when they submit a completed application indicating that they meet admission requirements outlined for that program and are approved by the Registrar’s Office. Applicants in a conditional admission status are not eligible for Title IV funds and are not considered regular students until granted provisional or full admission.

Appeal Procedure beyond a Second (2nd) Consecutive Conditional Admission Period or the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise Attempt

Provisional admission status must be attained by the end of the second (2nd) attempt of the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise, while a student is in conditional standing. Students who fail to attain provisional admission by the end of their second (2nd) attempt of the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise must wait six (6) months from the date they were denied admission to re-apply, or they may appeal the University’s decision any time before six (6) months have elapsed using the process outlined subsequently to request a third (3rd) attempt of conditional admission in the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise. In the cases where an appeal is denied or the third (3rd) attempt of beyond is unsuccessful in attaining provisional admission, a student must wait six (6) months to then appeal for any additional consecutive University of Arizona Global Campus Promise attempt. 

Disagreements over academic quality will not be considered as an appropriate basis for such appeals. In cases of appropriate cause, the University of Arizona Global Campus Admission Appeals Committee reviews the appeals and renders a decision to the student. Appeals must include an explanation of the event that occurred, which caused the student to not attain provisional admission to the University after two attempts.

Students must appeal in writing to the University Registrar. The appeal must be submitted to [email protected] or electronically via the online Conditional Admission Appeal form and approved prior to enrollment in any future courses. Additionally, the student’s appeal letter must include:

  • A reasonable explanation for the student’s academic performance to date, which includes mitigating circumstances such as student injury/illness, death of a student’s family member, or other reasons resulting in the undue hardship to the student;
  • Compelling evidence that they have the ability to succeed in an academic program due to changed circumstances, experience, and/or successful completion of college level credits during their period of absence; and,
  • A plan for completion of the coursework required to meet basic academic requirements during their coursework at the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Appeal decisions will be communicated from the Registrar’s Office to students via email.

Provisional Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs

Students must meet the following requirements in order to be provisionally admitted to an Associate of Arts degree program at the University of Arizona Global Campus:

  • Attain a cumulative course grade of C- or better by Day 6 of Week 3 in their first course; 
  • Attend Week 4 of their first course; and
  • Submit proof of graduation from high school in one of the following forms: 
    • Official or Official or unofficial copy of high school transcripts or diploma indicating graduation;
    • Official or unofficial documentation of passing the GED or state certificate awarded;
    • High school name and graduation date listed on an official transcript from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies; or
    • Proof of at least a two-year program or a minimum of 60 transferrable credits that are acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies.

Transfer students who successfully completed a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as per the University of Arizona Global Campus admission policy, are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of high school graduation, but must submit official transcripts of the two-year program.

Attendance in Week 4 constitutes a student’s confirmation of his or her intention to continue in the program as a regular student. Upon attendance in Week 4 of their first course, students are considered matriculated, regular students in their degree program. Students who meet the requirements for Full Admission will be fully admitted into the degree program.

Transfer Credit Evaluation for Associate Degree Programs

Upon being granted provisional admission to an undergraduate degree program, the Records Management staff will begin requesting transcripts of a student’s prior postsecondary education using the signed Transcript Request form.

The Records Management Department will request official transcripts of all prior postsecondary education, as provided by the student in the application for admission, as well as from any school appearing in the student’s National Student Clearinghouse record. This includes

  • College or university transcripts from any institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited postsecondary educational institution attended.
  • Military credits evaluated for equivalency to college credits.

Students are responsible for submitting official documentation of any postsecondary credit previously earned through examination or credit earned through non-collegiate instruction to be evaluated for applicability to the University of Arizona Global Campus program requirements.

Once transcripts of all prior postsecondary education have been received, the Registrar’s Office staff will complete the student’s transfer credit evaluation.

Two weeks prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted University of Arizona Global Campus course in a degree seeking program, if any transcripts of prior postsecondary education have not yet been received, the Registrar’s Office staff will proceed with the transfer credit evaluation of any transcripts of postsecondary education received to date. The student is then admitted on Academic Watch due to failure to provide confirmation of a combined cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all prior postsecondary education. Additional transcripts may be submitted for evaluation at a later date, should they become available.

If it is determined two weeks prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted University of Arizona Global Campus course that certain transcripts are unable to be provided, students may sign and submit an Authorization to Close File form thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools, in order to expedite the transfer credit evaluation process. Any student who signs an Authorization to Close File form, thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools, is admitted on Academic Watch due to failure to provide confirmation of a combined cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all prior postsecondary education. These transcripts may be submitted for evaluation at a later date, should they become available.

Students are responsible for reviewing their transfer credit evaluation as well as their scheduled courses with their Academic Advisor and informing their advisor of any courses they feel are duplicative or equivalent in content to previously completed coursework or non-traditional learning.

Students may submit official transcripts to the University of Arizona Global Campus for review of transfer credits at any time.

Full Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs

The following requirements must be met prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted University of Arizona Global Campus course in a degree seeking program. To start the fifth (5th) course, students must complete all the requirements subsequently outlined.

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, if required for admission.
    • Students who meet the English Language requirement with 30 transferable credits must submit the official transcript(s) where these credits were earned.
  • Students who were provisionally admitted with completion of a two-year program from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies must have official transcripts of those credits on file to meet full admissions requirements.

Students who do not meet all requirements will not be fully admitted and will be withdrawn from the program. Students may be readmitted to the University of Arizona Global Campus at such time that all requirements for full admission have been met.

Students for whom the aforementioned required documentation does not apply, are fully admitted at the time of their transfer credit evaluation, in accordance with the Transfer Credit Evaluation policy. Students with no history of postsecondary education are fully admitted upon successful completion of the Conditional Admission Period.

The student is responsible for all eligibility-related assertions, attestations, and verifications relied upon by the institution during the admissions process. Should any of the student’s information be subsequently established as inaccurate, resulting in the student’s disqualification for full admission, the student will remain responsible for any and all financial obligations incurred while at the institution, including, but not limited to, financial aid funds that were consequently returned by the University.

If at any time it is determined that the student does not meet admission requirements outlined for the program as indicated on the application for admission, provisional and/or full admission will be rescinded and the student will be withdrawn from the University.

Undergraduate degree-seeking transfer students must provide official documentation of an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 in all combined undergraduate coursework attempted at an institutionally or approved nationally accredited colleges/ universities since high school, or he or she is admitted on Academic Watch. Any student who signs an Authorization to Close File form, thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools and failing to provide confirmation of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, is admitted on Academic Watch. Students on Academic Watch are required to have achieved a cumulative University of Arizona Global Campus GPA of 2.0 and successfully complete 67% of credits attempted at the conclusion of the first Satisfactory Academic Progress increment. Students who have not met the requirements at the conclusion of the Academic Watch period will be dismissed from the University. Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements in this section to review all related satisfactory academic progress guidelines.

Graduates of an University of Arizona Global Campus undergraduate degree program who subsequently enroll in another undergraduate degree program will not be placed on Academic Watch. Students who change programs in the same degree level who have successfully completed one (1) SAP increment and are in good academic standing with the University will not be placed on Academic Watch.

Additional Admission Requirements for Applicants with International Academic Credentials

The following requirements are applicable to applicants relying on academic credentials earned outside the United States for admission. Please note that visa services are not provided and that the University will not vouch for a nonimmigrant alien student’s status or associated charges.

Conditional Admission Requirements

In addition to the conditional admission requirements outlined in the admission policy for Associate of Arts degree programs, copies of documentation indicating that the student meets the following admission requirements are required for conditional admission:

  • Submit copies of an unofficial evaluation from an approved evaluation service indicating that the student has met one of the following requirements:
    • Completion of a two-year program from an appropriately accredited post-secondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies; or,
    • Achievement of equivalency of a United States high school diploma.

All academic records from countries other than the United States must have been evaluated by any Global Campus approved foreign credential evaluation services. Note: Applicants who have already had their international credentials evaluated prior to applying to the University of Arizona Global Campus may petition the Registrar’s Office for acceptance of evaluations from other credible agencies.

Provisional Admission Requirements

In addition to the conditional admission requirements outlined in the admission policy for Associate of Arts degree programs, provide unofficial or official documentation indicating that the student meets the following admission requirements required for provisional admission:

  • Provide an unofficial or *official evaluation from an approved evaluation service indicating that the student has met one of the following requirements:
    • Completion of a two-year program from an appropriately accredited post-secondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies; or,
    • Achievement of equivalency of a United States high school diploma.

All academic records from countries other than the United States must have been evaluated by any Global Campus approved foreign credential evaluation service.

*For the evaluation to be considered official, it must be sent directly from an approved evaluation service (student copies are not considered official).

Full Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements for full admissions outlined in the admission policy for Associate of Arts degree programs, students with international academic credentials must submit an official evaluation sent directly from an approved evaluation service indicating that the student meets full admission requirement (student copies are not accepted) prior to the conclusion of four (4) courses (equivalent to one academic term) if that institution is where their undergraduate degree was earned. To begin the fifth (5th) course, students must complete the requirement or they will be withdrawn from the program at the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted the University of Arizona Global Campus course.

Appeal of Dismissal Following Academic Watch

A student who has been dismissed for not meeting satisfactory academic progress requirements following Academic Watch may appeal to the University Registrar for re-admission. Appeals are evaluated by a committee comprised of the University Registrar or designee, and a representative from Academic Affairs. The decision of the committee will be communicated in writing to the student by the Registrar’s Office.

Additionally, the student’s appeal letter must include the following:

  • A reasonable explanation for the student’s academic performance to date, which includes mitigating circumstances such as student injury/illness, death of a student’s family member, or other reasons resulting in undue hardship to the student;
  • Compelling evidence that the student has the ability to succeed in an academic program due to changed circumstances, experience, and/or successful completion of graduate-level credits during the period of absence; and
  • A plan for completion of the coursework required to meet satisfactory academic progress during the following payment period.

The passage of time does not substantiate eligibility for readmission or appeal for readmission, however, students who have experienced mitigating circumstances and have been dismissed from the University for failure to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and have been denied re-admission after an appeal, may submit another appeal to be readmitted after six months have elapsed since their last appeal was received by the University. The appeal must meet the criteria outlined above and the student must present compelling evidence that they have the ability to succeed in an academic program due to changed circumstances, experience, and/or successful completion of graduate level credits since the last appeal was submitted.

Note: See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements in this section to review all related Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines.

Admission Policies and Procedures for Bachelor's Degree Programs

Conditional Admission Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Programs

Applicants seeking admission to a Bachelor's degree program must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of the first course at the University of Arizona Global Campus:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
    • Under 18 applicants seeking to enroll in a Bachelor's Degree program must appeal in writing to the University Registrar or designee. The appeal must include a written essay and submission of unofficial documentation showing proof of High School graduation as outlined in the catalog.
    • Appeal decisions will be communicated from the Registrar’s Office to students via email and must be approved prior to enrollment. All Under 18 applicants will be paired with a CHAMPS mentor at time of matriculation.
  • Have a regular high-school diploma earned through college preparatory or regular high school courses, a GED or state certificate awarded after passing an authorized test that the state recognizes as equivalent to a high school diploma, completed secondary school through home schooling as defined by state law, or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.**
    • An earned IEP or Special Education Diploma or Certificate of Completion based upon IEP goals does not meet the regular high school diploma requirement for admission to the University of Arizona Global Campus.
    • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. The University of Arizona Global Campus will also require that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded. Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.
    • If no high school diploma was earned, applicants who have successfully completed at least a two-year program or have earned a minimum of 60 transferable credits that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies, may be admitted.
  • Have access to a computer with an Internet connection for the Web-based programs and meet the minimum technology and minimum computer skills, abilities, features, system configurations, hardware, and software outlined in this Catalog.
  • Have the ability to study in English indicated by one of the following***:
    • Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English^;
    • Received a GED that was taken in English^;
    • Earned a minimum of 30 transferable credits from institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited colleges/universities in the United States or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; or
    • Took the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination within the past two (2) years. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 500 paper-based or 61 Internet-based is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6 is required. Copies of official scores must be submitted prior to provisional enrollment, and official scores must be submitted for full admission.

***Satisfying the English Language Requirement does not exempt a student who earned his/her high school diploma outside of the United States from the additional admission requirements for applicants with international academic credentials.

^If satisfying the English Language Requirement through a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent was not completed in the United States, additional documentation may be required. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.

Conditionally admitted students who do not achieve provisional or full admission status after one attempt in the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise, are allowed a second period of conditional admission to be provisionally or fully admitted.

Attendance in the first course is confirmation of a student’s intent to matriculate and, therefore, constitutes an attempt. Subsequent withdrawal from the course or institution, whether administrative or student-initiated, concludes an attempt.

Failing to meet Basic Academic Requirements (BAR) (attaining a cumulative course grade of C- or better as of Day 6 of Week 3 in the first course) also concludes an attempt.

Students with zero (0) traditional college-level transferable credits are also required to successfully complete an online orientation prior to enrolling in credit-bearing coursework.

Students who fail to meet Basic Academic Requirements are denied admission.

Students who are administratively withdrawn for failing to submit required Financial Aid documents during the conditional admission period are required to submit the required documents as a prerequisite to a subsequent attempt.

The University of Arizona Global Campus reserves the right to deny admission or re-admission to any applicant. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not admit students based on an “ability-to-benefit” test. The University of Arizona Global Campus recognizes the importance of protecting student privacy and reserves the right to request documentation to establish or verify any student’s identity at any time, for administrative or compliance purposes. Students are expected to provide such documentation, and failure to do so may be considered a violation of the Student Community Standards. The University may deny or rescind admission to any student for failure to authenticate his or her identity.

Applicants are conditionally admitted to a Bachelor's degree program when they submit a completed application indicating that they meet admission requirements outlined for that program and are approved by the Registrar’s Office. Applicants in a conditional admission status are not eligible for Title IV funds and are not considered regular students until granted provisional or full admission.

Appeal Procedure beyond a Second (2nd) Conditional Admission Period or the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise Attempt

Provisional admission status must be attained by the end of the second (2nd) attempt of the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise, while a student is in conditional standing. Students who fail to attain provisional admission by the end of their second (2nd) attempt of the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise must wait six (6) months from the date they were denied admission to re-apply, or they may appeal the University’s decision any time before six (6) months have elapsed using the process outlined subsequently to request a third (3rd) attempt of conditional admission in the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise. In the cases where an appeal is denied or the third (3rd) attempt of beyond is unsuccessful in attaining provisional admission, a student must wait six (6) months to then appeal for any additional consecutive University of Arizona Global Campus Promise attempt. 

Disagreements over academic quality will not be considered as an appropriate basis for such appeals. In cases of appropriate cause, the University of Arizona Global Campus Admission Appeals Committee reviews the appeals and renders a decision to the student. Appeals must include an explanation of the event that occurred, which caused the student not to attain provisional admission to the University after two attempts.

Students must appeal in writing to the University Registrar. The appeal must be submitted to [email protected]  or electronically via the online Conditional Admission Appeal form and approved prior to enrollment in any future courses. Additionally, the student’s appeal letter must include:

  • A reasonable explanation for the student’s academic performance to date, which includes mitigating circumstances such as student injury/illness, death of a student’s family member, or other reasons resulting in the undue hardship to the student;
  • Compelling evidence that they have the ability to succeed in an academic program due to changed circumstances, experience, and/or successful completion of college-level credits during their period of absence; and,
  • A plan for completion of the coursework required to meet basic academic requirements during their coursework at the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Appeal decisions will be communicated from the Registrar’s Office to students via email.

Additional Conditional Admission Requirements for Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management Program

Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of the first course at the University of Arizona Global Campus:

  • Successfully complete and clear a Criminal Background Check (CBC)* with Sterling Infosystems, Inc.

*The approximate cost of each CBC will be $28.00. Submission of the CBC is required for admissions.

Additional Conditional Admission Requirements for Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program

Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of the first course at the University of Arizona Global Campus:

  • Possess a current, active, unrestricted License to practice as a Registered Nurse or its equivalent in at least one U.S. state. Students must maintain an active unrestricted license throughout the program. 
  • Have earned a nursing (hospital) diploma or Associate degree in Nursing from an institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited college or university**.
  • Have earned a grade of C- or higher in Microbiology (with lab), or equivalent, from an institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution**.

**Unofficial or official transcripts showing an earned nursing (hospital) diploma or Associate degree in Nursing and Microbiology (with lab) coursework must be submitted with the Application for Admission. In order to determine a student’s initial course schedule, students should submit unofficial or official transcripts demonstrating successful completion of coursework in: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Statistics, Human Anatomy (with lab), Human Physiology (with lab), if available.

Additional Conditional Admission Requirements for Applicants with International Academic Credentials

The following admission requirements are applicable to applicants relying on academic credentials earned outside the United States. Please note that visa services are not provided and that the University will not vouch for a nonimmigrant alien student’s status or associated charges. In addition to the conditional admission requirements outlined in the admission policy for Bachelor's degree programs, copies of documentation indicating that the student meets the following admission requirements are required for conditional admission:

  • Submit copies of an unofficial evaluation from an approved evaluation service indicating that the student has met one of the following requirements:
    • Completion of a two-year program from an appropriately accredited post-secondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies
    • Achievement of equivalency of a United States high school diploma.
  • All academic records from countries other than the United States must have been evaluated by any Global Campus approved foreign credential evaluation services.

Note: Applicants who have already had their international credentials evaluated prior to applying to the University of Arizona Global Campus may petition the Registrar's Office for acceptance of evaluations from other credible agencies.

Provisional Admission Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Programs

Students must meet the following requirements to be provisionally admitted to a Bachelor's degree program at the University of Arizona Global Campus:

  • Successful completion of Student Success Orientation, if required*;
  • Attain a cumulative course grade of C- or better by Day 6 of Week 3 in their first course; 
  • Attend Week 4 of their first course; and 
  • Submit proof of graduation from high school in one of the following forms:
    • Official or unofficial copy of high school transcripts or diploma indicating graduation;
    • Official or unofficial documentation of passing the GED or state certificate awarded;
    • High school name and graduation date listed on an official transcript from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies; or
    • Proof of at least a two-year program or a minimum of 60 transferrable credits that are acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies. 

Transfer students who successfully completed a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as per the University of Arizona Global Campus admission policy, are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of high school graduation, but must submit official transcripts of the two-year program. 

Attendance in Week 4 constitutes a student’s confirmation of their intention to continue the program as a regular student. Upon attendance in Week 4 of their first course, students are considered matriculated, regular students in their degree program. Students who meet the requirements for Full Admission will be fully admitted into the degree program.

Transfer Credit Evaluation for Bachelor's Degree Programs

Upon being granted provisional admission to an undergraduate degree program, the University of Arizona Global Campus Registrar’s Office staff will begin requesting transcripts of a student’s prior postsecondary education using the signed Transcript Request form.

The Registrar’s Office will request official transcripts of all prior postsecondary education, as provided by the student in the application for admission, as well as from any school appearing in the student’s National Student Clearinghouse record. This includes:

  • College or university transcripts from any institutionally or approved nationally accredited postsecondary educational institution attended
  • Military credits evaluated for equivalency to college credits

Students are responsible for submitting official documentation of any postsecondary credit previously earned through examination or credit earned through non-collegiate instruction to be evaluated for applicability to the University of Arizona Global Campus program requirements.

Once transcripts of all prior postsecondary education have been received, the Registrar’s Office staff will complete the student’s transfer credit evaluation.

Two weeks prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted University of Arizona Global Campus course in a degree seeking program, if any transcripts of prior postsecondary education have not yet been received, the Registrar’s Office staff will proceed with the transfer credit evaluation of any transcripts of postsecondary education received to date. The student is then admitted on Academic Watch due to failure to provide confirmation of a combined cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all prior postsecondary education. Additional transcripts may be submitted for evaluation at a later date, should they become available.

If it is determined two weeks prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted University of Arizona Global Campus course that certain transcripts are unable to be provided, students may sign and submit an Authorization to Close File form thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools, in order to expedite the transfer credit evaluation process. Any student who signs an Authorization to Close File form, thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools, is admitted on Academic Watch due to failure to provide confirmation of a combined cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all prior postsecondary education. These transcripts may be submitted for evaluation at a later date, should they become available.

Students are responsible for reviewing their transfer credit evaluation as well as their scheduled courses with their Academic Advisor and informing the advisor of any courses they feel are duplicative or equivalent in content to previously completed coursework or non-traditional learning.

Students may submit official transcripts to the University of Arizona Global Campus for review of transfer credits at any time.

Full Admission Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Programs

The following requirements must be met prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted University of Arizona Global Campus course in a degree seeking program. To start the fifth (5th) course, students must complete all the requirements subsequently outlined.

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, if required for admission.
    • Students that meet the English Language requirement with 30 transferable credits must submit the official transcript(s) where these credits were earned.
  • If no high school diploma has been earned, applicants who have successfully completed at least a two-year program or have earned a minimum of 60 transferrable credits that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies, may be admitted.

Students who do not meet all requirements will not be fully admitted and will be withdrawn from the program. Students may be readmitted to the University of Arizona Global Campus at such time that all requirements for full admission have been met.

Students for whom the aforementioned required documentation does not apply, are fully admitted at the time of their transfer credit evaluation, in accordance with the Transfer Credit Evaluation policy. Students with no history of postsecondary education are fully admitted upon successful completion of the Conditional Admission Period.

The student is responsible for all eligibility-related assertions, attestations, and verifications relied upon by the institution during the admissions process. Should any of the student’s information be subsequently established as inaccurate, resulting in the student’s disqualification for full admission, the student will remain responsible for any and all financial obligations incurred while at the institution, including, but not limited to, financial aid funds that were consequently returned by the University.

If at any time it is determined that the student does not meet admission requirements outlined for the program as indicated on the application for admission, provisional and/or full admission will be rescinded and the student will be withdrawn from the University.

Undergraduate degree-seeking transfer students must provide official documentation of an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) of 2.0 in all combined undergraduate coursework attempted at institutionally or approved nationally accredited colleges/universities since high school, or he or she is admitted on Academic Watch. Any student who signs an Authorization to Close File form, thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools and failing to provide confirmation of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, is admitted on Academic Watch. Students on Academic Watch are required to have achieved a cumulative UAGC GPA of 2.0 and successfully complete 67% of credits attempted at the conclusion of the first Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP_ increment. Students who have not met the requirements at the conclusion of the Academic Watch period will be dismissed from the University. Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements in this section to review all related satisfactory academic progress guidelines.

Graduates of a Global Campus undergraduate degree program who subsequently enroll in another undergraduate degree program will not be placed on Academic Watch. Students who change programs in the same degree level who have successfully completed one (1) SAP increment and are in good academic standing with the University will not be placed on Academic Watch.

Additional Admission Requirements for Applicants with International Academic Credentials

The following admission requirements are applicable to applicants relying on academic credentials earned outside the United States for admission. Please note that visa services are not provided and that the University will not vouch for a nonimmigrant alien student’s status or associated charges.

Conditional Admission Requirements

In addition to the conditional admission requirements outlined in the admission policy for Bachelor's degree programs, copies of documentation indicating that the student meets the following admission requirements are required for conditional admission:

  • • Submit copies of an unofficial evaluation from an approved evaluation service indicating that the student has met one of the following requirements:
    • Completion of a two-year program from an appropriately accredited post-secondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies.
    • Achievement of equivalency of a United States high school diploma.
  • All academic records from countries other than the United States must have been evaluated by any Global Campus approved foreign credential evaluation services.

Note: Applicants who have already had their international credentials evaluated prior to applying to the University of Arizona Global Campus may petition the Registrar’s Office for acceptance of evaluations from other credible agencies.

Provisional Admission Requirements

In addition to the provisional admission requirements outlined in the admission policy for Bachelor's degree programs, provide unofficial or official* documentation indicating that the student meets the following admission requirements required for provisional admission:

  • Provide an unofficial or official* evaluation from an approved evaluation service indicating that the student has met one of the following requirements:
  • Completion of a two-year program from an appropriately accredited post-secondary institution, as defined by the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies; or, 
  • Achievement of equivalency of a United States high school diploma.

All academic records from countries other than the United States must have been evaluated by any Global Campus approved foreign credential evaluation service.

*For the evaluation to be considered official, it must be sent directly from an approved evaluation service (student copies are not considered official).

Full Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements for full admissions outlined in the admission policy for Bachelor's degree programs, students with international academic credentials must submit an official evaluation sent directly from an approved evaluation service indicating that the student meets full admission requirement (student copies are not accepted) prior to the conclusion of four (4) courses (equivalent to one academic term) if that institution is where their undergraduate degree was earned. To begin the fifth (5th) course, students must complete the requirement or they will be withdrawn from the program at the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted the University of Arizona Global Campus course.

Additional Full Admission Requirements for Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program

The following requirements must be met prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted UAGC course in a degree-seeking program. To start the fifth (5th) course, students must complete all the requirements subsequently outlined.

  • Possess a current, active, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse or its equivalent in at least one U.S. state. Students must maintain an active unrestricted license throughout the program.
  • Submission of official transcript(s) from the institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution that awarded the nursing (hospital) diploma or Associate degree in Nursing.
  • Submission of official transcript(s) from the institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution demonstrating completion of Microbiology (with lab), or equivalent, with a grade of C- or higher.

Appeal of Dismissal Following Academic Watch

A student who has been dismissed for not meeting satisfactory academic progress requirements following Academic Watch may appeal to the University Registrar for re-admission. Appeals are evaluated by a committee comprised of the University Registrar or designee, and a representative from Academic Affairs. The decision of the committee will be communicated in writing to the student by the Registrar’s Office.

Additionally, the student’s appeal letter must include the following:

  • A reasonable explanation for the student’s academic performance to date, which includes mitigating circumstances such as student injury/illness, death of a student’s family member, or other reasons resulting in undue hardship to the student;
  • Compelling evidence that the student has the ability to succeed in an academic program due to changed circumstances, experience, and/or successful completion of graduate-level credits during the period of absence; and
  • A plan for completion of the coursework required to meet satisfactory academic progress during the following payment period.

The passage of time does not substantiate eligibility for readmission or appeal for readmission, however, students who have experienced mitigating circumstances and have been dismissed from the University for failure to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and have been denied re-admission after an appeal, may submit another appeal to be readmitted after six months have elapsed since their last appeal was received by the University. The appeal must meet the criteria outlined above and the student must present compelling evidence that they have the ability to succeed in an academic program due to changed circumstances, experience, and/or successful completion of graduate level credits since the last appeal was submitted.

Note: See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements in this section to review all related Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines.

Non-Degree Seeking Student General Admission Requirements

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the University of Arizona Global Campus with all materials required for admission prior to enrolling in coursework as a non-degree seeking student. Please see additional policies for non-degree seeking students under Classification of Students in the General Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.

Students seeking to enroll in undergraduate coursework as a non-degree seeking student must meet the following requirements prior to the start of the first course at the University of Arizona Global Campus:

  • Have a regular high-school diploma earned through college preparatory or regular high school courses, a GED, or state certificate awarded after passing an authorized test that the state recognizes as equivalent to a high school diploma, completed secondary school through home schooling as defined by state law, or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school.
    • An earned IEP or Special Education Diploma or Certificate of Completion based upon IEP goals does not meet the regular high school diploma requirement for admission to the University of Arizona Global Campus.
    • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. The University of Arizona Global Campus may also require, at its discretion, that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
    • If no high school diploma was earned, applicants who have successfully completed at least a two-year program or have earned a minimum of 60 transferable credits that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by UAGC transfer credit policies, may be admitted.
  • Due to the accelerated, adult-learner focus of the academic programs, applicants under the age of 18 generally will not be admitted.
  • Submit an official or unofficial transcript from the institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution showing proof of credit awarded for any required prerequisite coursework.
  • Have access to a computer with an Internet connection for the Web-based programs and meet the minimum technology and minimum computer skills, abilities, features, system configurations, hardware, and software outlined in this Catalog; and,
  • Have the ability to study in English indicated by one of the following:
    • Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English;
    • Received a GED that was taken in English;
    • A minimum of 30 credits have been earned from institutionally or approved nationally accredited colleges/universities in the United States or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; or,
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination taken within the past two (2) years. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 500 paper-based or 61 Internet-based is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6 is required. Copies of official or unofficial scores must be submitted prior to enrolling in coursework as a non-degree seeking student.

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is continuous (also known as non-term), rather than defined by semesters. In continuously enrolled programs, students typically take one course at a time and move to the next course in the program sequence without a break. Opportunities to enroll in programs and begin courses in an undergraduate degree program are available most every week. Most courses are offered in an accelerated, five-week format.

There is an annual two-week Winter Break when courses are not scheduled. The Winter Break for 2021-2022 occurs from December 21, 2021 to January 3, 2022.

Attendance Policy for Undergraduate Courses

Students are expected to attend each week of the course. Attendance is defined as participating in an academic activity within the online classroom which includes posting in a graded discussion forum, submitting a written assignment or journal entry or submitting a quiz or exam. Postings not related to graded discussion forums or written assignments or journal entries not related to the actual assignment may be reviewed and disqualified for attendance purposes. Attendance on the basis of submitting a quiz or exam is determined by submission status at the conclusion of the calendar day (11:59 pm Mountain Time). Please note that submitting written assignments, quizzes or exams via a third-party system may not count towards attendance.

Each instructional week begins on a Tuesday and concludes on the following Monday. A student is recorded either absent or present each day based on participation in an academic activity. All recorded time stamps for assignment submissions, discussion board posts, and attendance records will reflect Mountain Time Zone.

Students enrolled in entry point courses, such as ASH 101, or BUS 105, are required to attend at least once in any seven consecutive day period for the duration of the course. Students who do not attend once in any seven consecutive days in an entry point course will be administratively dropped retroactive to the last date of recorded attendance. The course must then be repeated. Limited exceptions to entry point course attendance requirements based on exceptional circumstances, such as an emergency personal or family reason, may be made. Please refer to the Attendance Appeal policy in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section in this Catalog.

Students enrolled in non-entry point courses who do not attend at least once in any seven consecutive day period will be issued an attendance warning. Students who do not attend at least once in any 14 consecutive day period will be dropped from the course and administratively withdrawn from the University retroactive to the last date of recorded attendance. Students who attend on the first day following 14 consecutive days of non-attendance will not be dropped from their course or administratively withdrawn.

Students who participate in an academic activity in a course prior to its official start date will not be dropped from their course during Week 1 for non-attendance as long as they subsequently attend at least once during Week 1 of the course.

Please refer to drop policies for grade implications when not meeting attendance requirements. Students who drop a course or are dropped for not meeting attendance requirements and do not attend within 14 days of their last date of attendance will be administratively withdrawn from the University. A student’s last date of attendance following successful completion of a course is the end date of that course. The University may schedule periods of non-enrollment during which no courses are scheduled. When this occurs, such as during the annual winter break, the non-enrollment period may extend the 14 day limit to include the break. No approved Academic Leave can exceed 45 days including University scheduled periods of non-enrollment.

For information regarding the determination of withdrawal date, please see the Withdrawal from the University policy in the General Academic Information and Policies section in this Catalog.

Note: New students who do not meet attendance requirements for, or do not complete, their first course will be administratively withdrawn from the University and must work with their Enrollment Services Advisor to reschedule their enrollment in the program.

Academic Participation

In addition to meeting attendance requirements, students attending are expected to participate in their courses by actively engaging in weekly discussion forums with substantial posts and completing the required assignments for each week. A list of all assignments can be found within the course calendar in each class and also by week in the weekly instructional units.

Failure to meet academic participation requirements may negatively impact an assignment and/or course grade. All recorded time stamps for assignment submissions, discussion board posts, and attendance records will reflect Mountain Time Zone.

Students who anticipate being absent for an entire week of a course should contact the instructor in advance and make arrangements to complete the required assignments. While students cannot be tardy in an asynchronous learning environment, nor can they cut class in a traditional sense, acceptance of late or make-up work is at the discretion of the instructor and does not waive attendance requirements.

Academic Leave

Students who plan to take a break in attendance of greater than 14 days but no more than 30 days from their last date of attendance, who provide a written confirmation of their intent to return, will not be administratively withdrawn, provided they return as scheduled.

Written confirmations must be provided via the Academic Leave Request form in the Student Portal, and should be submitted within 14 days of the last date of attendance. Academic Leave Requests allow students to postpone the start date of their next scheduled course and maintain an active status with the University. To gain access to the Academic Leave Request form, students must speak with an Academic Advisor. New students must complete their first course in order to be eligible for an Academic Leave.

Students who do not return from Academic Leave on their scheduled return date or do not attend within the first seven days of the course they are scheduled for when returning from an approved Academic Leave will be administratively withdrawn. Please note that administrative withdrawal may occur at any point in a student’s enrollment when 14 consecutive days of non-attendance occur, whether within an active course or between the last date of attendance in a prior course and the first date of attendance in a subsequent course. Students who attend on the first day following 14 consecutive days of non-attendance will not be dropped from their course or administratively withdrawn.

Exceptions to submitting an Academic Leave Request through the Student Portal may be made in instances where extreme extenuating circumstances exist for students unable to access the Student Portal. Students must contact an Academic Advisor for assistance with this exception.

The University can make exceptions in which a 45 day break in attendance may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Associate Program Academic Policies

General Education Courses in Associate Programs

While the General Education courses in each Associate degree program are recommended, Associate students may speak with their Academic Advisor if they would prefer to take a different 100 to 200-level General Education course. This policy does not apply to core courses in the Associate degree program.

Residency Requirements in Associate Programs

Students enrolling into an Associate of Arts degree program must successfully complete a minimum of eighteen (18) credits of the University of Arizona Global Campus courses and all other program requirements for degree completion. Credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment are not included in the 18-credit calculation. Students are not required to complete their final course toward degree completion at the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Associate Programs Course Sequencing

Associate of Arts students will be required to successfully complete ASH 101 Launchpad: Developing Skills & Strategies for Success as their first course. Unsuccessful completion of ASH 101 will result in the rescheduling of the course and revision of future course sequence. ASH 101 satisfies an Associate of Arts core program requirement and cannot be replaced or waived by transfer credit unless a student previously earned a Bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona Global campus, or from an institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. Associate of Arts students will be registered, per the program of enrollment indicated on their Admissions Application, for the full Associate of Arts program course sequence.

Students may request changes to course registration in writing to their Enrollment Services Advisor, or Academic Advisor and should include any appropriate supporting documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to inform his or her Enrollment Services Advisor and Academic Advisor, in writing, of potential equivalent transfer courses and to provide appropriate supporting documentation prior to each course start date.

Progression Requirements in Associate Programs

To ensure a framework for success, and to make certain students have built the necessary skills to recognize the complex subject matter inherent in major coursework, Associate degree-seeking students are eligible to be enrolled in upper division coursework to meet their elective requirement once the following requirements are met. Students must successfully meet:

  • The General Education Information Literacy Competency; and
  • The Written Communication Competencies I & II.

Students who meet all progression requirements will be allowed to take approved 100 or 200 level courses in their respective program (if applicable), as long as they are taken in the prescribed order and meet all prerequisite requirements. Once students meet the above requirements and successfully earn at least 30 credits, they will be allowed to take 300 or 400 level courses to meet their respective program’s elective requirement, as long as they meet all prerequisite requirements.

Bachelor’s Program Academic Policies

Residency Requirements in Bachelor’s Programs

At least 30 credits included in the degree must be UAGC credits. Credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment are not included in the 30-credit calculation. Students are not required to complete their final course toward degree completion at the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Progression Requirements for Bachelor’s Programs

To ensure a framework for success, and to make certain students have built the necessary skills to recognize the complex subject matter inherent in major coursework, Bachelor degree-seeking students are eligible to be enrolled in major coursework once the following requirements are met. Students must successfully meet:

  • The General Education Information Literacy Competency; and
  • The Written Communication Competencies I & II.

Students who meet all progression requirements will be allowed to take approved 100 or 200 level courses in their respective majors (if applicable), as long as they are taken in the prescribed order and meet all prerequisite requirements. Once students meet the above requirements and successfully earn at least 30 credits, they will be allowed to take 300 or 400 level major courses, as long as they are taken in the prescribed order and meet all prerequisite requirements.

Bachelor’s Program Course Sequencing

All Bachelor’s program students are required to successfully complete either ASH 101 Launchpad: Developing Skills & Strategies for Success, BUS 105 Business & Academic Success as their first course. Students are required to successfully complete either ASH 101 Launchpad: Developing Skills & Strategies for Success, or BUS 105 Business & Academic Success. Unsuccessful completion of that course will result in the rescheduling of the course and revision of future course sequence. A minimum grade of C- is required to successfully complete the course. ASH 101, or BUS 105 cannot be replaced or waived by credit in transfer, unless a student provides proof of one of the following:

  • 90 credits of lower-division transfer credits that are applicable to the student’s chosen degree program prior to initial program enrollment;
  • A previously earned Bachelor’s degree at UAGC, or from an institutionally or approved nationally accredited institution; 
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a country other than the United States that has been evaluated by an approved evaluation service, and accepted by UAGC as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in the United States; or
  • Earned nine (9) credits or more at UAGC with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Students who have not previously completed the coursework applicable to the University of Arizona Global Campus General Education requirements, and have not fulfilled the Bachelor’s progression requirements, will generally be enrolled in the General Education course sequence or in specific General Education courses required for degree completion and then progress into their appropriate major course sequence. Students who do not wish to take any or all of the General Education course sequence through the University of Arizona Global Campus must generally fulfill the Bachelor’s progression requirements and contact their Academic Advisor to request a schedule change in order to begin major coursework.

Students may request changes to course registration by contacting their Enrollment Services Advisor, or Academic Advisor and should include any appropriate supporting documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to inform his or her Enrollment Services Advisor and Academic Advisor of potential equivalent transfer courses and to provide appropriate supporting documentation prior to each course start date.

General Education Course Sequence

College of Arts and Sciences

The following General Education course sequence is the standard for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Courses may be substituted to satisfy specific General Education requirements. Associate students and Bachelor students with who transfer in with less than 30 transferrable credits will be scheduled to take GEN 104 as their 4th course following GEN 102. GEN 104 will satisfy 3 credits of elective requirements. 

  • ASH 101 Launchpad: Developing Skills & Strategies for Success (3 credits)
  • GEN 103 Information Literacy (3 credits)
  • GEN 102 Digital Literacy for Life & the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ENG 121 English Composition I (3 credits)
  • ENG 225 Introduction to Film (3 credits)
  • PHI 103 Informal Logic (3 credits)
  • PHI 208 Ethics & Moral Reasoning (3 credits)
  • ENG 122 English Composition II (3 credits) Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 121 or equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better
  • COM 200 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
  • POL 201 American National Government (3 credits)
  • ANT 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • SCI 207 Our Dependence upon the Environment (4 credits)
  • MAT 222 Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)
  • GEN 499 General Education Capstone (3 credits) Capstone prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits

Forbes School of Business and Technology

The following General Education course sequence is the standard for students in the Forbes School of Business & Technology. Courses may be substituted to satisfy specific General Education requirements. Associate students and Bachelor students with who transfer in with less than 30 transferrable credits will be scheduled to take GEN 104 as their 6th course following BUS 225. GEN 104 will satisfy 3 credits of elective requirements.

  • BUS 105 Business & Academic Success (3 credits)
  • GEN 103 Information Literacy (3 credits)
  • TEC 100 Computer Literacy (3 credits)
  • BUS 202 Professional & Business Communications (3 credits)
  • BUS 225 Business in Film (3 credits)
  • ENG 121 English Composition I (3 credits)
  • BUS 123 Business Writing with Confidence, Clarity & Style (3 credits) Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 121 or equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better
  • PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHI 103 Informal Logic (3 credits)
  • POL 201 American National Government (3 credits)
  • ANT 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • SCI 207 Our Dependence upon the Environment (4 credits)
  • MAT 222 Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)
  • GEN 499 General Education Capstone (3 credits) Capstone prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees

To be eligible for a Bachelor’s degree, a student must successfully accomplish the following:

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 total credits; including:
    • A minimum of 30 credits completed at the University as a matriculated student (residency requirement); and
    • A minimum of 30 credits of upper-division coursework, including 18 credits of upper-division coursework in the chosen major (upper-division requirement).
  • Completion of the General Education competency requirements, including core competencies;
  • Completion of all required major, emphasis, and specialization course requirements;
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all coursework attempted at the University; and
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 is required for all major coursework taken at the University of Arizona Global Campus in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing majors.

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all academic degree requirements. However, release of diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

Programs will be noted on the transcript as shown on the program heading. Programs with transfer concentrations, Emphases or specializations are also noted on the transcript.

Forbes School of Business and Technology: Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Students pursuing the Accounting major at the University will develop the necessary analytical, conceptual, technical knowledge and proficiency in accounting. The curriculum will enable students to better understand the internal and external business environment through study in business administration, economics, and quantitative methods.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not qualify a student to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. All prospective students are advised to contact individual state boards of accounting for additional information relating to licensure requirements (e.g., education and work experience and any potential restrictions, such as prior criminal convictions) prior to enrolling. A list of state accounting boards is available here: www.nasba.org/stateboards/. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

Additionally, students may wish to seek a Certified Management Accountant designation. Information on the CMA exam can be found at their website (www.imanet.org). Students are advised that a degree program is different from an exam preparation course and they may need more education in addition to work experience in order to successfully pass the examination.

California Students: This program alone does not lead to licensure. In order to sit for the Certified Public Account (CPA) examination, a total of 150 semester credits must be completed, which includes obtaining a baccalaureate degree. The University of Arizona Global Campus students who transfer in general education credits may need to determine that they are meeting the requirements during their program of study. There is an additional Ethics requirement that is also not met in the undergraduate program at UAGC. Applicants must provide the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) with satisfactory evidence of having completed a minimum of 12 months of general accounting experience, a CBA-accepted ethics examination that must be passed within two years of submitting the CPA application, a criminal history background check by fingerprint via a Live Scan service and the completion of a Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form to disclose any misdemeanor or felony convictions. For additional details regarding the CA requirements for obtaining a CPA license, please visit: http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/applicants/applbook.pdf.

Program Outcomes

Accounting major graduates will be able to:

  1. Summarize fundamental accounting principles and procedures;
  2. Apply technology tools related to the area of accounting;
  3. Evaluate alternatives to complex accounting problems;
  4. Integrate accounting and finance information in business decision making; and
  5. Appraise the legal, regulatory and ethical issues in the practice of accounting.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 54 credits
Electives: 23 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (54 credits)

  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)   Prerequisite: ACC 205
  • ACC 308 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
  • ACC 305 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 206
  • ACC 306 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 305
  • ACC 307 Intermediate Accounting III (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 306
  • ^BUS 308 Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205 or ACC 208 or ACC 281
  • ACC 310 Cost Accounting I (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 206
  • ACC 345 Leadership & Financial Analysis (3 credits)  Prerequisite: ACC 310
  • ACC 380 Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 206
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ACC 401 Federal Income Taxes I (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205
  • ACC 407 Advanced Accounting (3 credits)    Prerequisites: ACC 306 and ACC 310
  • ACC 408 International Accounting (3 credits)   Prerequisite: ACC 407
  • ^^ACC 410 Auditing (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 306, ACC 310 and GEN 499

^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking these courses.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program.

Please note, students who have successfully completed ACC 201 and/or ACC 202 at the Associate level will be waived from ACC 205 and/or ACC 206 respectively at the Bachelor’s level.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program prepares students for professional opportunities and advancement in dynamic, global business environments. The program is designed to focus on both current and emerging business issues while incorporating a foundation of business literature and theory appropriate for future success in managing the business function of the firm. Students also gain additional skills in critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative analysis, applied business research, and business writing in addition to fundamental knowledge of accounting, finance, production and distribution, management, marketing, business law, and strategy.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Outcomes

Business Administration major graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine the role of competitive advantage in business environments using strategic and operational methods;
  2. Compare and contrast regional, national, and international business environments;
  3. Evaluate the legal, social, political, and economic environments of business;
  4. Analyze financial information and other business data to ensure effective managerial decision-making;
  5. Design effective solutions by diagnosing organizational problems; and
  6. Create a strategic business plan.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *48 credits
Electives: 35 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (48 credits)

  • *BUS 202 Professional & Business Communications (3 credits)
  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 303 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)   
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • INF 220 IS Principles (3 credits)    Prerequisite: INF 103 or permission of instructor.
  • ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACC 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BUS 330 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 308 Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • ^MGT 302 Foundations of Productions & Operations Management (3 credits)    Prerequisites: ACC 206 or ACC 202, BUS 308 and MGT 330
  • *BUS 357 International Business (3 credits)
  • MGT 435 Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 201 or ACC 205 or ACC 208 or ACC 281
  • ^^BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.
^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking these courses.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program. 

Transfer Concentration Option

Students may add a transfer concentration to the BA in Business Administration program by transferring in 12 applicable credits in one of the following areas:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management
  • Retail Management
  • Computer Science Studies

Transfer concentrations are intended for students who have experience and/or extensive transfer credit coursework in a field of study at the time of admission to the program. The following major courses are designated for substitution with concentration coursework, where appropriate: ECO 203, INF 220, BUS 303 and BUS 340. For additional details, see Transfer Concentration Guidelines in the General Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems program enables graduates to understand the interaction, planning, development, and operations of information systems and information sharing within a business or organization. Courses focus on information technology planning, networking, e-business strategies, strategic data utilization, and business management, as well as problem solving and leadership in designing, developing, and implementing new or existing information systems within businesses and organizations.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Outcomes

Business Information Systems major graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply analytical, logical, and critical thinking abilities in the development of effective information systems solutions;
  2. Evaluate information systems and enterprise solutions appropriate to meet presented business challenges;
  3. Compare and contrast the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, providers, and society;
  4. Develop alternative information systems solutions appropriate for addressing business problems;
  5. Evaluate processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within the business application environment;
  6. Apply knowledge to make responsible decisions when addressing professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities relevant to the Information Technology discipline; and
  7. Employ collaborative team skills to accomplish a common goal.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *45 credits
Electives: 35 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits)

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • INF 220 IS Principles (3 credits)    Prerequisite: INF 103 or permission of instructor.
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 308 Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • ENG 328 Scientific & Technical Writing (3 credits)   Prerequisites: ENG 122 and Scientific Reasoning Competency
  • **INF 231 Programming Concepts (3 credits)   
  • INF 340 Business Systems Analysis (3 credits)   Prerequisite: Digital Literacy Competency
  • **^INF 322 Database Management Systems (3 credits)    Prerequisite: INF 231
  • INF 325 Telecommunications & Networking Concepts (3 credits)    Prerequisite: INF 231 or permission of the instructor
  • BUS 352 e-Business (3 credits)
  • PRM 300 Introduction to Project Management (3 credits)
  • INF 336 Project Procurement Management (3 credits)    
  • ^^MGT 497 Strategic Technology Planning for Organizations (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.
**Please note that some applications in this course may require additional hardware, software, and/or internet connectivity requirements. This includes use of Windows XP with Service Pack 2.0 or higher and broadband Internet access.
^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking this course.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program. 

Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership focuses on understanding the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective leader in business organizations. The program emphasizes theory and practice through a comprehensive curriculum of communications, industrial/organizational psychology, conflict management, organizational behavior, social responsibility, motivation, strategic management, and leadership.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Outcomes

Business Leadership major graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine the influence of leadership, vision, and strategic planning in a variety of organizations and environments;
  2. Assess the process of leading others in environments increasingly characterized by change and complexity;
  3. Apply principles of human behavior and motivation to maximize use of human resources;
  4. Analyze methods of organization change and development; and
  5. Evaluate the most recent tools and concepts emerging in management and leadership.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *39 credits
Electives: 44 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (39 credits)

  • BUS 119 Principles of Personal & Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
  • *BUS 250 Corporate & Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 318 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330
  • PSY 302 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • BUS 340 Business Communications (3 credits)
  • *COM 325 Communication & Conflict (3 credits)   Prerequisites: ENG 121 and ENG 122 or equivalents
  • MGT 380 Leadership for Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 425 Leadership & Motivation (3 credits)
  • MGT 321 Assessing Leadership Skills (3 credits)
  • BUS 370 Organizational Development (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330 or HCA 459
  • MGT 440 Dark Side of Leadership (3 credits)    Prerequisite: MGT 330
  • ^MGT 460 Leadership Priorities & Practice (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.
^ This course must be taken last in the program.

Bachelor of Arts in Finance

The Bachelor of Arts in Finance provides students with an understanding of financial analysis, financial management, and financial systems. It prepares students for employment in a variety of business fields including credit manager, trust administrator, financial planning, financial services, banking, real estate, corporate financial management, risk management and insurance, and securities sales and management.

Special Terms and Conditions: A degree in finance prepares a student for many different career options. Some of these career options will require holding specific certifications such as Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Analyst or FINRA registration. While a degree program provides a wide background in the finance field, The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any student is prepared for any certification examination at the completion of their degree. You are encouraged to research the requirements of each organization so that you can see how your education and work experience can help prepare you for the designation you will need.

Program Outcomes

Finance major graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze business and financial conditions using appropriate problem solving skills;
  2. Apply financial theories to conduct financial analysis;
  3. Appraise financial practices to achieve the efficient use of financial resources;
  4. Evaluate the political, social, legal, regulatory, and technological issues in the context of micro- and macro-finance; 
  5. Evaluate financial information and non-financial information in order to appropriately assess business opportunities; and
  6. Construct long-range financial planning, implementation and control systems. 

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *45 credits
Electives: 35 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 3 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits)

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • *FIN 301 Ethics for the Finance Professional (3 credits)
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) 
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)    
  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205
  • BUS 215 Personal Financial Management (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 308 Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • ECO 316 Financial Institutions & Markets (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ECO 100 or ECO 203
  • BUS 323 Risk Management & Insurance (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205 or ACC 208 or ACC 281
  • BUS 405 Principles of Investments (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 401
  • BUS 450 International Finance (3 credits)
  • ^^FIN 490 Finance Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.
^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking this course.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management degree program is designed for students seeking to acquire a concentration of human resource knowledge within a broad base of business concepts. Students will explore and acquire insights into the relationship between the organization’s ability to implement its strategic intent through the HR organization’s functional areas like recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits. All students must complete a capstone requirement which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students’ knowledge.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Program Outcomes

Human Resources Management major graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate internal and external organizational environments and the impact of their interrelationships on human resource functions;
  2. Analyze the process of job analysis, staffing, appraisal and compensation, training, career planning, and organizational development;
  3. Examine the interaction among management, labor, and labor law;
  4. Assess and develop methods designed to prevent employer liability and labor relation issues (anti-discrimination statutes, employee and labor relations, union and non-union environment issues); and
  5. Analyze the ethical, legal, and safety challenges faced in the workplace.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 45 credits
Electives: 32 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits)

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 303 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 318 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • MGT 435 Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • BUS 330 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • BUS 370 Organizational Development (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330 or HCA 459
  • BUS 372 Employee & Labor Relations (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 303
  • BUS 375 Employee Training (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 303
  • HRM 400 Human Resource Technology Management (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205 or ACC 208 or ACC 281
  • BUS 434 Compensation & Benefits Management (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 303
  • ^^MGT 490 Strategic Human Resources Planning (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking this course.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program.

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing

The University of Arizona Global Campus Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Program focuses on preparing students for professional careers in marketing. The program provides an academic baseline and develops technical knowledge and application skills in market research, consumer behavior, advertising, and strategy. Graduates will be able to analyze marketing data, develop marketing plans, and examine the appropriate use of marketing media.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Outcomes

Marketing major graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply management and marketing concepts to diverse marketing needs among domestic and multiple global cultures;
  2. Employ market research, data analysis and analytics techniques to make informed marketing decisions;
  3. Compare legal, ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible marketing principles;
  4. Utilize appropriate marketing communications and digital practices to meet organizational and consumer needs; and
  5. Create a strategic marketing plan for a dynamic business environment.

Program Requirements       

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *45 credits
Electives: 35 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 3 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits)

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • *BUS 340 Business Communications (3 credits)
  • BUS 330 Principles of Marketing  (3 credits)
  • BUS 317 Introduction to Advertising (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 308 Statistics for Managers  (3 credits)
  • BUS 339 Marketing Research (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • BUS 350 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • BUS 343 International Marketing (3 credits)
  • BUS 351 Integrated Marketing Communications (3 credits) Prerequisite: BUS 330
  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ^ BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205 or ACC 208 or ACC 281
  • BUS 410 Digital Marketing Essentials (3 credits) Prerequisite: BUS 330
  • ^^BUS 495 Marketing Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499.

* Satisfies General Education requirements.
^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking these courses.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program. 

Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis

The Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program prepares students to be operations managers who possess the analytical, problem-solving, and behavioral management skills needed to diagnose problems, improve operating systems, and communicate and gather support for required system improvements that contribute to a business’ success. It prepares students for employment in a variety of business fields, particularly manufacturing, production control, distribution, inventory control, quality management, and supply chain management.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Outcomes

Operations Management and Analysis major graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply systems analysis to management decisions and operational success;
  2. Assess methods of quality management, product and service development, and learn processes in business operations;
  3. Develop skills in managing projects and programs;
  4. Examine globalization effects on the organization’s operations, supply chain, and product or services production; and
  5. Analyze effective decision-making, problem solving, and technical skills required in management.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 45 credits
Electives: 32 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits)

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205
  • ^BUS 308 Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 307 Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques (3 credits)
  • INF 336 Project Procurement Management (3 credits)     
  • INF 337 Integrated Cost & Schedule Control (3 credits)    Prerequisites: ACC 205 and BUS 308 or MAT 232
  • INF 340 Business Systems Analysis (3 credits)    Prerequisite: Digital Literacy Competency
  • BUS 461 Decision Modeling & Analysis (3 credits)     Prerequisites: MGT 330 and BUS 308 or MAT 332.
  • BUS 443 Quality Management for Organizational Excellence (3 credits)
  • BUS 446 Production Operations Control (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)    Prerequisite: ACC 205 or ACC 208 or ACC 281
  • PRM 300 Introduction to Project Management (3 credits)
  • ^^BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking this course.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program. 

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management

The Organizational Management program is designed for students who have work experience and desire to improve their understanding of how organizations function and develop effective skills in management and leadership. The curriculum places emphasis on the human side of managing organizations, allowing for skill development in communication, group behavior, decision making, human resource management, and ethics. Focused attention is given to defining and understanding strategic planning, financial management, law, and marketing areas in which an organizational leader must be knowledgeable to be effective.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Outcomes

Organizational Management major graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine one’s personal leadership style and determine its appropriateness to various organizational situations;
  2. Formulate management-level decisions within the organizational framework;
  3. Formulate strategies for effective team development;
  4. Analyze alternative solutions for complex business problems;
  5. Compare and contrast individual characteristics that influence work behaviors and organizational effectiveness; and
  6. Analyze the impact of social problems on the workplace at the individual, group, organizational, and societal levels.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *39 credits
Electives: 44 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (39 credits)

  • BUS 119 Principles of Personal and Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
  • *BUS 250 Corporate and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • ACC 208 Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
  • MGT 380 Leadership for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 330 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • BUS 318 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)     Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330
  • *BUS 340 Business Communication (3 credits)
  • MGT 435 Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • BUS 303 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits) 
  • BUS 370 Organizational Development (3 credits)    Prerequisite: BUS 201 or MGT 330 or HCA 459
  • ^MGT 450 Strategic Planning for Organizations (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499 and MGT 330

* Satisfies General Education requirements.
^This course must be taken last in the program.

Transfer Concentration Option

Students may add a transfer concentration to the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management program by transferring in 12 applicable credits in a defined subject area. Transfer concentrations are not required and are intended for students who have experience and/or extensive transfer credit coursework in a field of study at the time of admission to the program. The following major courses are designated for substitution with concentration coursework, where appropriate: BUS 119, BUS 250, BUS 340 and MGT 435. For additional details, see Transfer Concentration Guidelines in the General Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Project Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Project Management program provides students with the critical skills needed to manage projects and lead project teams. Students learn how to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects. Students also learn critical skills related to leadership, team development, risk analysis, project cost management, schedule/task control, effective communication, and quality control. This major is also designed to incorporate the core business knowledge appropriate to manage wider organizational processes.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this degree by itself does not qualify a student to sit for any certification examinations offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) including: the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), or the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP). Graduates of this program may meet some of the requirements to sit for PMI certification exams, but, it is the responsibility of each student or graduate to research the requirements for each. In most instances, the requirements to sit for a PMI certification exam include a secondary diploma or a four year degree, and a certain number of documented hours of project management experience.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an independent entity not affiliated with the University of Arizona Global Campus. Successful completion of this degree does not fully qualify a student for any PMI certification. Students or graduates that are interested in pursuing PMI certifications are strongly encouraged to visit their website (www.pmi.org) for additional information.

Program Outcomes

Project Management major graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply proven project management principles to business situations;
  2. Apply current project management best practices to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close a well-documented project;
  3. Examine successful project team development and management strategies;
  4. Assess how project management practices can support organizational effectiveness and the corporate strategic planning process;
  5. Evaluate the role of risk in projects and ways to mitigate its effects;
  6. Examine the application of ethics to the practice of project management; and
  7. Integrate dynamic business data using relevant technology solutions.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *45 credits
Electives: 35 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 3 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits)

  • MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits) Prerequisites: ACC 205 or ACC 208 or ACC 281
  • BUS 303 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • ^BUS 308 Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • PRM 300 Introduction to Project Management (3 credits)
  • PRM 337 Integrated Cost & Schedule Control (3 credits)    Prerequisites: ACC 205 and BUS 308 or MAT 232
  • *PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
  • MGT 380 Leadership for Organizations (3 credits)
  • INF 336 Project Procurement Management (3 credits)    
  • BUS 443 Quality Management for Organizational Excellence (3 credits)
  • MGT 435 Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ^^BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.
^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking this course.
^^ This course must be taken last in the program. 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Software Technology at UAGC has been built on a solid foundation of mathematics and computer programming. The program is aimed to help students develop and maintain software systems that behave reliably and efficiently, are affordable to develop and maintain, and satisfy all the requirements that customers have defined for them. The Computer Software Technology program is developed on the basis of adaptive and engaged learning concepts and aimed to improve student professionalism and develop their ability to communicate ideas, work in groups, manage software products, and build quality into software products.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology degree by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment in this degree program. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Platforms: The most currently commercially available version of the Windows operating system (as of June 2018 this is version 10) or macOS (as of June 2018 this is version 10.13). Note: The most current version of the Windows operating system is the recommended platform.
  • Hardware: 2.2 GHz or faster processor, 250 GB minimum available disk space. 8 GB RAM minimum available. 16 GB RAM recommended.
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (provided). Latest revision of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Windows Media Player.
  • Web Browser: Latest version recommended of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari, or other major web browser.
  • Networking: High speed Internet connection required. Note: Dial up connections have been found to be incompatible with the large file transfers often required for coursework.
  • Email: UAGC students are issued a UAGC email address for classroom use.
  • Administrative Rights: Students must obtain administrative rights to their computer and Internet connection. The ability to download and upload files from various sources and providers will be required.

Program Outcomes

Computer Software Technology major graduates will be able to: 

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, computer and scientific methods to system components and process development that meet requirement constraints in the application domain;
  2. Employ professionalism, ethics, and social responsibility values related to computer software technology tasks and projects;
  3. Identify the software requirements that meet stakeholders’ specifications and concerns by selecting the appropriate requirements and elicitation techniques;
  4. Use proven techniques and patterns to design software structure before it is implemented;
  5. Utilize values, skills, and critical thinking throughout computer software engineering decision making processes;
  6. Apply established verification and validation techniques with well-defined objectives and targets to ensure that the software is meeting its stakeholders’ specifications and deliverables;
  7. Communicate complex software engineering concepts in a multidisciplinary team using a variety of formats; and
  8. Integrate modern knowledge, techniques, programming and management skills to develop and deliver reliable and complex software in a cost-effective manner.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 57 credits
Electives: 20 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (57 credits)

Core Course of Study

  • *MAT 232 Statistical Literacy (3 credits) 
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) 
  • ENG 328 Scientific & Technical Writing (3 credits)    Prerequisites: ENG 122 and Fulfillment of General Education Scientific Reasoning requirement. 
  • INT 100 Fundamentals of Information Technology & Literacy (3 credits)
  • CPT 200 Fundamentals of Programming Languages (3 credits)    
  • CPT 301 Computer Organization and Architecture (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • CPT 304 Operating Systems Theory & Design (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • CPT 307 Data Structures, Algorithms, and Designs (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • INT 301 Computer Networking (3 credits)     
  • CPT 310 Database Systems  & Management (3 credits)   Prerequisite: CPT 307
  • CYB 300 System Administration and Security (3 credits)    Prerequisite: INT 301
  • CST 301 Software Technology and Design (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CPT 310
  • TMG 300 Scrum Basics (3 credits)

Major Course of Study 

  • CST 304 Software Requirements & Analysis (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CST 301
  • CST 307 Software Architecture & Design (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CST 301
  • CST 310 Software Development (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CST 301
  • CST 313 Software Testing (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CST 301
  • CST 316 Information Security Management (3 credits)    Prerequisite: CST 301
  • ^CST 499 Capstone for Computer Software Technology (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

*Students must complete MAT 222 and MAT 232 in this program, or equivalent in transfer.
^ This course must be taken last in the program. 

Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Data Security Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber and Data Security Technology at the Forbes School of Business & Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus has been built on the principles of information security. The program is aimed to help students secure and protect the digital assets of both public and private organizations from security threats. Students in this program will have a firm understanding of the fundamentals of information assurance and the supporting principles of information security. The Cyber & Data Security Technology program will enable students to become cybersecurity professionals that can support both government and industry and protect the information systems of the organization.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Data Security Technology degree by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment in this degree program. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Platforms: The most currently commercially available version of the Windows operating system (as of June 2018 this is version 10) or macOS (as of June 2018 this is version 10.13). Note: The most current version of the Windows operating system is the recommended platform.
  • Hardware: 2.2 GHz or faster processor, 250 GB minimum available disk space. 8 GB RAM minimum available. 16 GB RAM recommended.
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (provided). Latest revision of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Windows Media Player.
  • Web Browser: Latest version recommended of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari, or other major web browser.
  • Networking: High speed Internet connection required. Note: Dial up connections have been found to be incompatible with the large file transfers often required for coursework.
  • Email: UAGC students are issued a UAGC email address for classroom use.
  • Administrative Rights: Students must obtain administrative rights to their computer and Internet connection. The ability to download and upload files from various sources and providers will be required.

Program Outcomes

Cyber and Data Security Technology major graduates will be able to: 

  1. Employ knowledge of Penetration testing while ensuring a strict professional, ethical, and social responsibility related to cyber and data security technology professions;
  2. Discuss appropriate mobile and web application security tools used in the world of information security as they apply to the seven domains of the typical information technology infrastructure;
  3. Develop a risk management plan based upon the classification of the seven domains of the typical information technology infrastructure;
  4. Apply the process of securing databases, hardening security for users, hardware, and software while constructing appropriate countermeasures to ensure data integrity;
  5. Construct security counter measures using ethical hacking tools for hardware, software, wired, and wireless technology;
  6. Evaluate local and global impact of attacks through information gathering such as enumeration, vulnerability scanning, and network reconnaissance, exploitation on individuals, organizations, and society; and
  7. Prepare appropriate solutions for business continuity to minimize the impact of a disruption or disaster to lessen the impact by utilizing security management support protocols, best practices, and necessary security tools.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 57 credits
Electives: 20 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (57 credits)

Core Course of Study

  • *MAT 232 Statistical Literacy (3 credits)
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ENG 328 Scientific & Technical Writing (3 credits) Prerequisites: ENG 122 and Fulfillment of General Education Scientific Reasoning requirement.
  • INT 100 Fundamentals of Information Technology & Literacy (3 credits)
  • CPT 200 Fundamentals of Programming Languages (3 credits) 
  • CYB 101 Defensive Network Reconnaissance (3 credits)
  • CPT 304 Operating Systems Theory & Design (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • CPT 307 Data Structures, Algorithms, & Designs (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • INT 301 Computer Networking (3 credits) 
  • CPT 310 Database Systems & Management (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 307
  • CYB 300 System Administration & Security (3 credits) Prerequisite: INT 301
  • CST 301 Software Technology & Design (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 310
  • TMG 300 Scrum Basics (3 credits)

Major Course of Study

  • CYB 301 Introduction to Cyber & Data Security Technology (3 credits)
  • CYB 302 Secure Web Applications & Social Networking (3 credits)
  • CYB 400 Cryptography (3 credits)
  • CYB 401 Risk Management & Infrastructure (3 credits)
  • CYB 402 Computer Forensics (3 credits)
  • ^CYB 499 Capstone for Cyber & Data Security Technology (3 credits) Prerequisite: GEN 499.

*Students must complete MAT 222 and MAT 232 in this program, or equivalent in transfer.
^ This course must be taken last in the program.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program integrates technology skill development with the business enterprise acumen required in the fast-paced, rapidly changing global workplace. The program builds the foundation in business theory and practice supported by understanding the impact of advanced IT solutions in the workplace and develops IT professionals with a strong blend of business, organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills. The BSIT enables technology professionals to become critical thinkers and innovative process improvement agents through offering technology solutions.  The program prepares students in the fields of Information Technology in areas of Business Analysis, Network and Information Security, Network Engineering and Network Administration, Information System and Information Technology Specialist, Information Technology Management, Project Management, Database Administration, Software and Application Development.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment in this degree program. Requirements may vary by state. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Platforms: The most currently commercially available version of the Windows operating system (as of June 2018 this is version 10) or macOS (as of June 2018 this is version 10.13). Note: The most current version of the Windows operating system is the recommended platform.
  • Hardware: 2.2 GHz or faster processor, 250 GB minimum available disk space. 8 GB RAM minimum available. 16 GB RAM recommended.
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (provided). Latest revision of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Windows Media Player.
  • Web Browser: Latest version recommended of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, or other major web browser.
  • Networking: High speed Internet connection required. Note: Dial up connections have been found to be incompatible with the large file transfers often required for coursework.
  • Email: UAGC University students are issued a UAGC email address for classroom use.
  • Administrative Rights: Students must obtain administrative rights to their computer and Internet connection. The ability to download and upload files from various sources and providers will be required.

Program Outcomes

Information Technology major graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline;
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline; and
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 57 credits
Electives: 20 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (57 credits)

Core Course of Study

  • *MAT 232 Statistical Literacy (3 credits) 
  • ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) 
  • ENG 328 Scientific & Technical Writing (3 credits)    Prerequisites: ENG 122 and Fulfillment of General Education Scientific Reasoning requirement. 
  • INT 100 Fundamentals of Information Technology & Literacy (3 credits)
  • CPT 200 Fundamentals of Programming Languages (3 credits) 
  • CPT 301 Computer Organization and Architecture (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • CPT 304 Operating Systems Theory & Design (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • CPT 307 Data Structures, Algorithms, and Designs (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 200
  • INT 301 Computer Networking (3 credits)  
  • CPT 310 Database Systems  & Management (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 307
  • CYB 300 System Administration and Security (3 credits) Prerequisite: INT 301
  • CST 301 Software Technology and Design (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPT 310
  • TMG 300 Scrum Basics (3 credits)

Major Course of Study

  • INT 302 Programming with C++ (3 credits) Prerequisite: CST 301
  • INT 303 Human Computer Interaction (3 credits) Prerequisite: CST 301
  • INT 304 Web Design & Development (3 credits) Prerequisite: CST 301
  • INT 305 Mobile Application Design & Development (3 credits) Prerequisite: CST 301
  • INT 401 Information Technology Strategy & Management (3 credits) Prerequisite: CST 301
  • ^INT 499 Capstone for Information Technology (3 credits) Prerequisite: GEN 499.

*Students must complete MAT 222 and MAT 232 in this program, or equivalent in transfer.
^ This course must be taken last in the program.

College of Arts and Sciences: Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education is designed around courses that are grounded in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, developmentally appropriate practices based upon best practices in child development research, center-based curriculum, and professionalism.

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions: An online degree from UAGC does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state’s education authorities prior to enrolling at UAGC to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher’s license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of UAGC online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

Alabama Students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through UAGC online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Kentucky Residents: Please be advised that although UAGC Department of Education & Liberal Arts offers a variety of programs aimed at preparing potential educators in diverse settings, our K-12 educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=220.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of child development, theoretical perspectives, and developmentally appropriate approaches to support the diverse learning needs of every child;
  2. Determine how assessment data is used to inform curriculum and instructional practices;
  3. Analyze the components of effective classroom management and high-quality learning environments that are healthy, safe, respectful, supportive, and culturally responsive;
  4. Describe strategies to promote effective family and community partnerships; and
  5. Identify the professional standards and ethical behaviors necessary to maintain a commitment to professionalism and growth as an early childhood educator.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 67 credits
General Education Requirements: *40 credits
Core Requirements: *21 credits
Elective Requirements: 12 credits
*In this program, 6 credits from the core may also satisfy General Education requirements.

General Education Requirements (40 credits*)

Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning 

ASH 101 Launchpad: Developing Skills & Strategies for Success (3 credits)

Digital Literacy 

GEN 102 Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace (3 credits)

Written Communication I 

ENG 121 English Composition I (3 credits)

Information Literacy

GEN 103 Information Literacy (3 credits)

Written Communication II

ENG 122 English Composition II (3 credits)

Oral and Interpersonal Communication

COM 200 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)

Aesthetic Awareness and Reasoning

Fulfilled by Core Requirement.

Critical Thinking

PHI 103 Informal Logic (3 credits)

Ethical Reasoning

PHI 208 Ethics & Moral Reasoning (3 credits)

Civic Responsibility

POL 201 American National Government (3 credits)

Intercultural and Global Awareness

Fulfilled by Core Requirement.

Scientific Reasoning

SCI 207 Our Dependence upon the Environment (4 credits)

Quantitative Reasoning 

MAT 222 Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)

Core Requirements (21 credits*)

  • ART 101 Art Appreciation (3 credits) Satisfies Aesthetic Awareness and Reasoning Competency requirement
  • ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • ECE 201 Introduction to Early Childhood Behavior Management (3 credits)
  • ECE 203 Introduction to Curriculum & Instruction for the Early Childhood Classroom (3 credits)
  • ECE 205 Introduction to Child Development (3 credits)
  • ELL 240 Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners (3 credits) Satisfies Intercultural & Global Awareness Competency requirement
  • ECE 207 Professional Responsibilities in the Early Childhood Environment (3 credits)

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree, a student must successfully accomplish the following:

  • Completion of all program/course requirements;
  • Completion of a minimum of 67 credits. Additional prerequisite courses may be required;
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all coursework attempted at the University; and
  • At least 18 credits earned toward the Associate of Arts degree must be completed at UAGC.

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all academic degree requirements. However, release of diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

The degree will be noted on the transcript as an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science is a generalist degree with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Providing a foundation from the social and behavioral sciences, the degree program teaches students to utilize critical thinking to understand behavior and solve societal problems at the individual, family, and community level. An interdisciplinary approach is utilized to assist students in developing an overview of the diversity of societal problems, and the interdisciplinary framework for solutions.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Program Outcomes

Applied Behavioral Science major graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings to solve complex problems in the field of study;
  2. Compose effective communications in a variety of formats for assessment, evaluation, and/or intervention purposes;
  3. Apply the principles of the scientific method to assessment, evaluation, and intervention at intrapersonal and interpersonal levels;
  4. Explain the value of empirical evidence, acting ethically, and acknowledging and respecting human diversity; and
  5. Utilize the scientific approach to address practical problems related to the cognition, affect, and behavior of individuals in social contexts.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *42 credits
Electives: 41 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (42 credits)

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • ABS 200 Introduction to Applied Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
  • *MAT 232 Statistical Literacy (3 credits)
  • CRJ 308 Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3 credits)
  • *COM 325 Communication & Conflict (3 credits)    Prerequisites: ENG 121 and ENG 122 or equivalents
  • PSY 304 Lifespan Development (3 credits)    Prerequisite: PSY 101
  • PSY 301 Social Psychology (3 credits)    Prerequisite: PSY 101, SSC 101 or equivalent
  • HHS 320 Cultural Awareness in the Human Services (3 credits)
  • PSY 325 Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (3 credits)    Prerequisite: MAT 232
  • PSY 326 Research Methods (3 credits)      Prerequisite: MAT 232
  • ABS 300 Psychological Assessment (3 credits) Prerequisites: PSY 101 and PSY 325
  • PSY 352 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and PSY 326
  • GRO 410 Death & Dying (3 credits)
  • ABS 497 Applied Behavioral Sciences Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

The Child Development major will focus on a comprehensive study of children (infancy through adolescence), and the family, cultural, peer, school and neighborhood contexts that influence the development of children. With an increasing attention to the importance of factors impacting the development of children, the Child Development major will provide investigation and knowledge of the development of children.

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions: An online degree from UAGC does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at UAGC to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of UAGC online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

Alabama Students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Iowa Residents: An education degree offered through UAGCs online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Iowa.

Program Outcomes

Child Development major graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilize knowledge of child development to construct and evaluate curriculum that effectively addresses the stages of development including cognitive, language, physical and affective development of young children;
  2. Analyze the influence and impact of families and communities on a child’s learning and development;
  3. Describe how family structure and cultural backgrounds influence communication processes in a child’s environment;
  4. Evaluate the critical role of play in children’s learning and development; and
  5. Apply their knowledge as an advocate for children, families, childcare and education.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 39 credits
Electives: 38 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (39 credits)

  • EDU 100 Issues in Education (3 credits)    
  • PSY 104 Child & Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • ECE 205 Introduction to Child Development (3 credits)
  • ECE 315 Language Development in Young Children (3 credits)
  • ECE 350 Cognitive Development of Infants through Adolescents (3 credits)
  • ECE 313 Collaboration with Parents & Community (3 credits)
  • ECE 332 Child Development (3 credits)
  • ECE 320 Supporting Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • ECD 310 Exceptional Learning & Inclusion (3 credits)
  • ECD 405 Assessment & Intervention (3 credits)
  • ECE 355 Understanding Behavior & Family Dynamics (3 credits)
  • ECD 415 Foundations of Play & Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 499 College of Education Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction is designed for individuals who intend to work with children from birth to age eight and their families in a wide variety of settings.  This program serves the needs of students who are already employed in the field of early care or development and learning settings who are seeking job advancement; as well as those who want to further their knowledge in early childhood across the breadth of ability levels while working in an inclusive setting.

Special Terms and Conditions: An online degree from UAGC does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at UAGC to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of UAGC's online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change. 

Alabama Residents: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Hawaii Residents: An education degree offered through UAGCs online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Iowa Residents: An education degree offered through UAGCs online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Iowa.

Kentucky Residents: Please be advised that although UAGC Department of Education & Liberal Arts offers a variety of programs aimed at preparing potential educators in diverse settings, our K-12 educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=220.

Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction graduates will be able to:

  1. Synthesize theories, processes, and approaches in the study of early child development from diverse perspectives across domains;
  2. Analyze theories which address the interrelationship of child, family and community, and culture on the growth, behavior, and development of children;
  3. Compile evidence-based strategies that demonstrate an awareness of exceptionalities and cultural diversity within the field of early child development;
  4. Assess the impact of contemporary issues and trends relating to the field of early child development and their multiple influences on current practice and knowledge;
  5. Propose diverse models of inclusion to emphasize access, participation, and partnerships with children and families; and,
  6. Apply professional and ethical practice aligned to national standards to include critical thinking, individual reflection, and collaboration.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *27 credits
Required Specialization: 12 credits
Electives: 41 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 3 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (27 credits)

  • EDU 100 Issues in Education (3 credits)
  • ECD 101 Foundations of Early Learning and Development (3 credits)
  • ECD 201 Atypical Development (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 101
  • ECD 305 Positive Learning Environments (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 301 or 302
  • ECD 310 Exceptional Learning and Inclusion (3 credits)
  • *ECD 330 Ethics and Legal Responsibility in Early Learning Settings (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 315 or 320
  • ECD 336 Examining Multicultural & Anti-Bias Education (3 credits)
  • ECD 405 Assessment and Intervention (3 credits) 
  • EDU 499 College of Education Capstone (3 credits) Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

Choose one specialization from the following:

Early Intervention Specialization (12 credits)

  • ECD 301 Foundations of Early Intervention (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 201
  • ECD 320 Cognition & Language Development (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 310
  • ECD 345 Family Systems & Community Resources (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 336
  • ECD 410 Behavioral Methods & Strategies (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 405

Early Learning Specialization (12 credits)

  • ECD 302 Safe & Healthy Learning Environments (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 201
  • ECD 315 Curriculum Planning & Design for Early Learners (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 310
  • ECD 340 Language and Literacy Development (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 336
  • ECD 415 Foundations of Play & Learning (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECD 405

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education major prepares students for a career in education. Upon completion of coursework in childhood development, curricula, and program development, students will be well acquainted with the education industry, be highly trained in various theories of childhood development, and exhibit advanced instructional skills.

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions: An online degree from UAGC does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at UAGC to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of the University of Arizona Global Campus online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

Alabama Students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Iowa Residents: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Iowa.

Kentucky Residents: Please be advised that although the University of Arizona Global Campus Department of Education & Liberal Arts offers a variety of programs aimed at preparing potential educators in diverse settings, our K-12 educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=220.

Program Outcomes

Early Childhood Education major graduates will be able to:

  1. Summarize principles of child development including cognitive, physical, linguistic, social-emotional and affective domains that define healthy, respectful, supportive, and developmentally stimulating environments for children;
  2. Design developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to implement professional learning standards and curriculum, focused on meeting the academic and developmental needs of children;
  3. Justify the goals, benefits, and responsible use of observation, documentation, and assessment strategies in working with families, colleagues, and communities to determine appropriate learning methods for children;
  4. Analyze effective strategies that focus on collaboration and communication with families, communities, and colleagues to foster positive and supportive relationships that impact learning and development of children;
  5. Analyze the principles of equity, pedagogy, and inclusivity to meet the needs of typically and atypically developing children, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse children and their families; and
  6. Promote ethical standards through reflective practice and collaboration, critical application of current research and theories, and identification as an early childhood professional and leader while continually advocating on behalf of children and families.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 42 credits
Electives: 35 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (42 credits)

  • ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • ECE 214 Nutrition & Health of Children & Families (3 credits)
  • EDU 100 Issues in Education (3 credits)   
  • ECE 207 Professional Responsibilities in the Early Childhood Environment (3 credits)
  • ECD 310 Exceptional Learning & Inclusion (3 credits)
  • ECD 315 Curriculum Planning & Design for Early Learners (3 credits)
  • ECE 312 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (3 credits)
  • ECE 313 Collaboration with Parents & Community (3 credits)
  • ECE 315 Language Development in Young Children (3 credits)
  • ECE 332 Child Development (3 credits)
  • ECE 335 Children’s Literature (3 credits)
  • ECE 405 Children & Families in a Diverse Society (3 credits)
  • ECE 355 Understanding Behavior & Family Dynamics (3 credits)
  • EDU 499 College of Education Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration prepares students for a career in early childcare administration. Upon completion of coursework in organizational behavior and management, childhood development, and curricula and program administration, students will be well acquainted with the education industry, be highly trained in various theories of childhood development, and exhibit advanced organizational management skills.

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions: An online degree from UAGC does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at UAGC to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of UAGC's online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

Alabama Students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Iowa Residents: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Iowa.

Kentucky Residents: Please be advised that although the University of Arizona Global Campus Department of Education & Liberal Arts offers a variety of programs aimed at preparing potential educators in diverse settings, our K-12 educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=220.

Program Outcomes

Early Childhood Education Administration major graduates will be able to:

  1. Summarize principles of child development including cognitive, physical, linguistic, social-emotional and affective domains that define healthy, respectful, supportive, and developmentally stimulating environments for children;
  2. Design developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to implement professional learning standards and curriculum, focused on meeting the academic and developmental needs of children;
  3. Justify the goals, benefits, and responsible use of observation, documentation, and assessment strategies in working with families, colleagues, and communities to determine appropriate learning methods for children;
  4. Analyze effective strategies that focus on collaboration and communication with families, communities, and colleagues to foster positive and supportive relationships that impact learning and development of children;
  5. Analyze the principles of equity, pedagogy, and inclusivity to meet the needs of typically and atypically developing children, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse, children and their families;
  6. Promote ethical standards through reflective practice and collaboration, critical application of current research and theories, and identification as an early childhood professional and leader while continually advocating on behalf of children and families;
  7. Integrate leadership skills by fostering critical decision-making and the process of change to effectively lead and manage early childhood education and care settings; and
  8. Analyze the resources and skills necessary to communicate and implement the fiscal, legal, and ethical requirements of administering a quality child care program.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 42 credits
Electives: 35 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (42 credits)

  • EDU 100 Issues in Education (3 credits)   
  • ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • ECE 214 Nutrition & Health of Children & Families (3 credits)
  • ECE 332 Child Development (3 credits)
  • ECE 355 Understanding Behavior & Family Dynamic (3 credits)
  • ECD 315 Curriculum Planning & Design for Early Learners (3 credits)
  • ECD 310 Exceptional Learning & Inclusion (3 credits)
  • ECE 313 Collaboration with Parents & Community (3 credits)
  • ECE 312 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (3 credits)
  • ECE 405 Children & Families in a Diverse Society (3 credits)
  • ECA 380 Becoming an Early Childhood Education Leader in Today's Society (3 credits)   Prerequisite: ECE 312
  • ECA 400 Building, Maintaining & Leading Early Childhood Education Programs (3 credits)   Prerequisite: ECA 380
  • ECA 435 Leading the Future of Early Childhood Education (3 credits)  Prerequisite: ECA 400 
  • EDU 499 College of Education Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program is designed to provide the foundational knowledge and skills needed to understand and work in education in a variety of settings. Although this BA does not provide teacher certification or licensure, the course of study prepares students to work with students in a variety of capacities or to continue their education in a Post-Baccalaureate program to complete their teaching degree requirements. Careers in the field of education or working with students may include any of the following settings: business, childcare, recreation centers, nonprofit organizations, health and human services, career services, sociology, and public administration. 

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions: An online degree from the University of Arizona Global Campus does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at the University of Arizona Global Campus to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of UAGC's online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

Alabama Students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

California Students: According to education code in California, a degree in professional education does not qualify as the Bachelor’s degree requirement listed in the qualifications to obtain a single subject teaching credential. Thus, the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree offered at the University of Arizona Global Campus will not satisfy the BA requirement in the list of qualifications needed to obtain a single subject teaching credential in the state of California.
Current requirements for single subject may be found at https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl560c.pdf?sfvrsn=16. Current requirements for multiple subject may be found at https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl561c.pdf?sfvrsn=12.

Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Iowa Residents: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Iowa.

Kentucky Residents: Please be advised that although the University of Arizona Global CampusDepartment of Education & Liberal Arts offers a variety of programs aimed at preparing potential educators in diverse settings, our K-12 educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/mod/page/view.php?id=220.

Missouri Students: Contact the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Routes to Certification at 573-751-0051 or at http://dese.mo.gov/eq/cert/routes-to-certification.htm to verify additional coursework and/or other requirements and how those requirements can be met in Missouri.

Program Outcomes

Education Studies major graduates will be able to:

  1. Design effective curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet the needs of diverse learners;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent development in the cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains;
  3. Identify the unique needs of special learners and adapt curriculum and instruction to meet these needs;
  4. Apply alignment practices of standards, instruction and assessment to identified academic, district and state standards, goals and priorities as part of the planning and material selection process; and
  5. Apply foundational research skills to a topic of interest in an area of education.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 36 credits
Electives: 41 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits)

Introduction

  • EDU 100 Issues in Education (3 credits)    
  • EDU 304 Introduction to Education (3 credits)

Foundation

  • EDU 324 History of American Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 372 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ESE 370 Learning & the Brain (3 credits) 
  • PSY 104 Child & Adolescent Development (3 credits)

Methodology

  • EDU 381 Curriculum & Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • ECD 310 Exceptional Learning & Inclusion (3 credits)

Literacy

  • EDU 371 Phonics-Based Reading & Decoding (3 credits)    Prerequisite: EDU 372

Technology and Diverse Populations

  • EDU 321 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 352 Foundations of Educational Technology (3 credits)

Capstone

  • EDU 499 College of Education Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services

The Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services is an interdisciplinary degree program preparing students to work in diverse entry level positions in health and human services. Emphasis of the major is on the delivery of health and human services to diverse populations, in the context of the current and emerging political, socioeconomic, psychosocial, and regulatory environment..

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Program Outcomes

Health and Human Services major graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze health and human services delivery from political, socioeconomic, and psychosocial perspectives;
  2. Evaluate social and human delivery systems at the individual, family, group, organization, and community levels;
  3. Analyze social problems within the context of health care environments;
  4. Evaluate ethical issues and challenges inherent in the provision of health and human services;
  5. Analyze human behaviors within the health and human services context;
  6. Evaluate health and human services issues, challenges, and interventions;
  7. Discuss the provision of health and human services from multi-cultural perspectives; and
  8. Identify effective communication components and strategies with diverse health and human services constituents.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *36 credits
Electives: 47 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits)

  • HHS 201 Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)
  • *HHS 207 Communication Skills for Health & Human Service Personnel (3 credits)
  • HHS 310 Health & Human Services Culture: The Helping Relationship (3 credits)
  • HCA 205 Introduction to Health Care (3 credits)
  • SOC 313 Social Implications of Medical Issues (3 credits)   
  • HCA 415 Community & Public Health (3 credits)
  • *HHS 320 Cultural Awareness in the Human Services (3 credits)
  • HCA 430 Special Populations (3 credits)
  • HHS 435 Contemporary Issues, Trends, Health Law Ethics in Health & Human Services (3 credits)
  • HIM 301 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • HHS 460 Research Methods in Health & Human Services (3 credits)
  • HHS 497 Health & Human Services Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration

The Health Care Administration major provides foundational knowledge in health-related topics, operations, and applications for those working in or seeking careers in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. The degree is characterized by an interdisciplinary and integrated learning approach, reflecting the realities of the healthcare system. Specific curriculum in health administration, regulation and financing, health care planning, health policy, and quality monitoring is provided.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study. For additional information, please refer to your state licensing board or agency.

Program Outcomes

Health Care Administration major graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze the legal and ethical issues of healthcare systems;
  2. Explore cultural and social-demographic variables influencing the delivery of healthcare services;
  3. Examine the provision of healthcare services within a regulatory environment;
  4. Analyze the major financing systems of U.S. healthcare services;
  5. Analyze the major forces driving change in the healthcare system;
  6. Assess the major issues confronting community and public health services; and
  7. Apply the theoretical dimensions of leadership within the health care environment. 

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 36 credits
Electives: 41 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits)

  • HCA 205 Introduction to Health Care (3 credits)
  • SOC 313 Social Implications of Medical Issues (3 credits)    
  • HCA 340 Managing in Health & Human Services (3 credits) Prerequisite: HCA 305 or 205
  • HCA 322 Health Care Ethics & Medical Law (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GRO 325, HCA 305, HCA 205, HPR 231 or NUR 300
  • BUS 303 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • HIM 301 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • HCA 375 Continuous Quality Monitoring & Accreditation (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HCA  205
  • ^ACC 281 Accounting Concepts for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)    Prerequisite: Digital Literacy competency
  • HCA 312 Health Care Finance (3 credits)    Prerequisites: HCA 305 or 205 and ACC 281
  • HCA 415 Community & Public Health (3 credits)
  • HCA 421 Health Care Planning & Evaluation (3 credits)    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the majority of major coursework
  • HCA 460 Health Care Administration Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499 & majority of major coursework

^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking this course

Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design

The Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design program prepares students to design training and instruction for online, place-based, and blended learning environments. Students develop expertise with instructional design theories, practices, and technologies through realistic project-based assessments that ensure preparation for practicing instructional design within corporate, government, military, non-profit, school, university, and consulting contexts.

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions: An online degree from the University of Arizona Global Campus does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at the University of Arizona Global Campus to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of UAGC's online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

Alabama Students: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.

Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Iowa Residents: An education degree offered through UAGC's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Iowa.

Program Outcomes

Instructional Design major graduates will be able to:

  1. Design instructional and training interventions and assessments for online, place-based, and blended delivery;
  2. Apply the results of learning, task, performance, and other analyses to the design of training and instruction;
  3. Apply evaluations of technologies for developing, delivering, and assessing instructional and training interventions;
  4. Distinguish how different principles and theories of learning, design, and assessment influence design processes and outcomes;
  5. Develop plans to manage collaborative processes and participants typically involved in an instructional design project;
  6. Respond appropriately to ethical, legal, and political factors influencing instructional design projects for diverse learners and contexts; and
  7. Justify design decisions through effective communication in visual, oral, and written form.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 39 credits
Electives: 38 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

Major Course Requirements (39 credits)

  • EDU 100 Issues in Education (3 credits)    
  • ESE 370 Learning & the Brain (3 credits)
  • EDU 120 Principles of Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 232 Instructional Design for E-Learning (3 credits)    Prerequisite: EDU 120     
  • EDU 335 Design Concepts & Application (3 credits)    Prerequisites: EDU 120 and 232 
  • EDU 337 Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom (3 credits)    Prerequisites: EDU 120 and 232
  • EDU 356 Emerging Issues in Educational Technology (3 credits)     Prerequisites: EDU 120 and 232
  • EDU 358 Assessment of Student Learning (3 credits)   Prerequisites: EDU 120 and 232 
  • EDU 336 Evaluation of E-Learning (3 credits)    Prerequisites: EDU 120 and 232 
  • EDU 362 Adult Learning & Instruction (3 credits)    
  • EDU 431 Advanced Instructional Design (3 credits)    Prerequisites: EDU 120 and 232
  • EDU 433 Project Management for Instructional Design (3 credits)    Prerequisites: EDU 120 and 232
  • EDU 499 College of Education Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides students with a broad view of homeland security, emergency management, and preparedness at the federal, state, and local levels. The program is designed to transcend a single discipline to consider counter-terrorism, emergency planning for natural disasters and response to terrorism, research and analysis, and an interdisciplinary foundation of courses including ethics, international relations, cyber crime, as well as a strong emphasis on American Government and the United States Constitution.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Program Outcomes

Homeland Security and Emergency Management major graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehension of relevant bodies of law, the intelligence community, and international, political, social, and cultural environments;
  2. Develop critical thinking skills for effective problem solving relative to crisis management issues, principles, and procedures;
  3. Understand the importance of the historic, cultural, and diversity aspects of selected populations;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to write a substantive report or analysis using strong research skills and technical writing proficiency;
  5. Evaluate data and analyze the validity of the information;
  6. Create a report that demonstrates the ability to retrieve information from relevant websites including the pertinent governmental websites and repositories of information; and
  7. Evaluate the ethical implications of Homeland Security measures.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *36 credits
Electives: 44 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 3 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits)

  • HSM 101 Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management (3 credits)
  • HSM 201 Department of Homeland Security Missions and Current Issues (3 credits)
  • *POL 111 Introduction to Political Science (3 credits)
  • CRJ 306 Criminal Law & Procedure (3 credits)
  • CRJ 310 Applied Constitutional Issues (3 credits)
  • SOC 333 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • HSM 318 Emergency Planning & Response (3 credits)
  • HSM 323 Revolution & Terrorism in the Modern World (3 credits)
  • HSM 433 Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis (3 credits)
  • HSM 435 Psychology of Disaster (3 credits)
  • HSM 438 Introduction to Cyber Crime (3 credits)
  • HSM 497 Homeland Security & Emergency Management Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Psychology major focuses on the study of human behavior and mental processes. This major explores psychology both as an area of scientific investigation and as a health or human services profession. Students majoring in psychology may also seek employment opportunities in business, law, government, health care, and other careers that involve understanding human behavior and providing competent leadership. 

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Program Outcomes

Psychology major graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate breadth of psychological knowledge;
  2. Analyze information and data with scientific thinking;
  3. Defend ethics, social justice, and diversity;
  4. Illustrate professional communication skills; and,
  5. Apply professional skills to career planning and success.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *39 credits
Electives: 41 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 3 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (39 credits) 

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 104 Child & Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • *MAT 232 Statistical Literacy (3 credits)
  • PSY 331 Psychology of Learning (3 credits)    
  • PSY 301 Social Psychology (3 credits)    Prerequisite: PSY 101, SSC 101 or equivalent
  • PSY 302 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 325 Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (3 credits)     Prerequisite: MAT 232
  • PSY 304 Lifespan Development (3 credits)   Prerequisite: PSY 101
  • PSY 326 Research Methods (3 credits) Prerequisite: MAT 232
  • PSY 330 Theories of Personality (3 credits)    Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent and PSY 326.
  • PSY 350 Physiological Psychology (3 credits)    Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent
  • PSY 303 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)    Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent and PSY 330
  • ^PSY 496 Applied Project (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

^Majority of the major coursework should be completed prior to taking the Capstone course. 

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts major is designed for students who seek career opportunities in many fields. The Liberal Arts program is designed to provide students with a broad-based liberal arts experience enriching the student’s understanding of the physical and social world. The diversity of courses will enable the student to examine major national and global issues, especially those issues related to cultures and their diversity. Liberal studies emphasize literature, philosophy, social science, and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare students for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state.

Program Outcomes

Liberal Arts major graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate comparative and analytical communication skills across disciplines;
  2. Conduct effective independent research;
  3. Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills between and among diverse groups and individuals;
  4. Apply critical thinking skills in analyzing complex social and cultural issues;
  5. Summarize and integrate viewpoints from different disciplines; and
  6. Analyze the values that influence interactions among people, groups, or nations.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *33 credits
Electives: 50 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (33 credits)

  • *LIB 101 The Art of Being Human (3 credits)
  • LIB 102 Human Questions (3 credits)
  • LIB 301 Liberal Arts Seminar (3 credits)
  • *LIB 202 Women, Culture & Society (3 credits)
  • LIB 315 The Environment & the Human Spirit (3 credits)   Prerequisite: ENG 122 or equivalent
  • LIB 316 Historical Contexts & Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 317 International Voices (3 credits)   Prerequisite: English Proficiency
  • ENG 438 Literary Theory (3 credits)
  • LIB 332 Science & Culture (3 credits)
  • LIB 356 Research Methods for the Humanities (3 credits)
  • LIB 495 Capstone – Advanced Research Project (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice

The Social and Criminal Justice major offers a unique interdisciplinary program that examines criminal justice from a perspective that sees it as a means of building a more just society. Students examine topics such as forensics, psychology, crime prevention, the Constitution, criminal law, and the correctional system. 

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study. For additional information, please refer to your state licensing board or agency.

Program Outcomes

Social and Criminal Justice major graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze criminal justice issues within the systems of law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections;
  2. Evaluate the application of the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights toward building a just society;
  3. Apply knowledge of cultural sensitivity and diversity awareness to social and criminal justice;
  4. Deconstruct the relationship between law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections;
  5. Interpret the relationship between social justice and criminal justice; and
  6. Develop critical perspectives in the study of social and criminal justice by drawing on the fields of criminology, law, philosophy, psychology, science, and sociology.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *36 credits
Electives: 47 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits)

  • *PHI 208 Ethics & Moral Reasoning (3 credits)
  • CRJ 310 Applied Constitutional Issues (3 credits)
  • CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CRJ 312 Crime & Society (3 credits)
  • SOC 333 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • CRJ 308 Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3 credits)
  • CRJ 305 Crime Prevention (3 credits)
  • CRJ 301 Juvenile Justice (3 credits)
  • CRJ 306 Criminal Law & Procedure (3 credits)
  • CRJ 311 Forensics (3 credits)
  • *CRJ 303 Corrections (3 credits)
  • CRJ 422 Criminal Justice Capstone (3 credits)    Prerequisite: GEN 499

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

Note: CRJ 201 should be taken prior to 300-level CRJ courses and above.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The BA in sociology is focused on the study of humans in society, and specifically in reference to their identifying groups (race, gender, sexuality, etc.) and the unique issues they can face.  Sociology majors study social theory and social structures, research methods and the making and implementation of social policy.  This allows majors to understand the cause of social issues, provide solutions, and influence positive social change.  Graduates of the program are prepared for entry-level social research, analysis, public and social services, as well as workplace and community advocacy and activism positions.

Special Terms and Conditions: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, the University of Arizona Global Campus does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Program Outcomes

Sociology major graduates will be able to:

  1. Defend knowledge of foundational sociological concepts; specifically, concepts of diversity, social responsibility, human rights, and dignity and respect for others in society;
  2. Assess a variety of classical and contemporary sociological theoretical perspectives;
  3. Evaluate research methodologies within the sociological context;
  4. Critically evaluate sociological issues; and
  5. Apply sociological tools to impact societal issues.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *33 credits
Electives: 50 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
*In this program, 6 credits from the major may also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (33 credits)

  • *SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOC 302 Social Problems & Social Action (3 credits)
  • SOC 205 Social Theory (3 credits)
  • SOC 333 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PSY 325 Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (3 credits)    Prerequisite: MAT 232
  • *SOC 301 Identity & Social Inequality (3 credits)
  • SOC 304 Social Gerontology (3 credits)
  • SSC 320 Global Socio-Economic Perspectives (3 credits)
  • SOC 308 Racial & Ethnic Groups (3 credits)
  • SOC 307 Gender & Sexuality (3 credits)
  • SOC 401 Engaging in Sociology (3 credits)   Prerequisites: SOC 101, SOC 333 and SOC 301

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting the medical information that's vital to providing patient care, and providing the data that health professionals need in order to provide quality care. HIM professionals are highly trained in the latest technology and understand the workflow of healthcare providers, from large hospital systems to the private practice. They are vital to daily operations and managing electronic health records. Students in this online degree program will compare and contrast biomedical research, quality management, and performance improvement strategies used in health care. Employment in the field is projected to grow much faster on average than other professions (www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm). Students will be able to evaluate emerging trends in technology, information systems, and data security.

Special Terms and Conditions: The baccalaureate degree program Health Information Management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Successful completion of this program does not guarantee certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), which may be a requirement for certain positions in this field. Prospective students are advised to regularly review the requirements for job postings in their intended field of employment, which are subject to change. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining employment in this field.

BSHIM Program-Specific Requirements

Criminal Convictions & Criminal Background Check Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program are required to pay for, complete and successfully clear a Criminal Background Check (CBC) prior to enrollment into the program and a second CBC prior to site placement for their Professional Practice Experience (PPE), dependent on the practicum site requirements. Students will work directly with Sterling Infosystems, Inc. for their initial CBC, the approximate cost of each CBC will be $28.00. Applicants are advised that healthcare organizations (hospitals, home health agencies, clinics and other types of health agencies) may require a background check for any student completing a professional practice experience as well as for employment.

Professional Practice Experiences

Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree will complete two Professional Practice Experiences, one that is virtual and one that is a combination of virtual and onsite at a facility. As part of the second Professional Practice Experience embedded in HIM 495, students will complete a minimum of 40 hours of supervised Professional Practice Experience at a nearby facility with approval of the University. The 40 hours must be completed while they are enrolled in the final class of the program, HIM 495. Students can only complete their Professional Practice Experiences in states where this program is available.

All Students enrolling in a degree program with a practicum requirement are expected to complete the practicum in the United States. If you anticipate that you will not be able to complete your practicum in the United States all exceptions must be approved prior to admission to the program.

Students who reside and/or work outside the United States may be ineligible to complete practicum hours at a facility abroad; requirements and restrictions vary by country. Students must notify the Program Chair prior to enrolling in the program to discuss a potential practicum location and obtain Program Chair permission to enroll.

Memberships

Students should also be aware that they will be required to pay for other memberships and fees to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in order to successfully complete this program.

Successful completion of this program does not guarantee certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), which may be a requirement for certain positions in this field. Prospective students are advised to regularly review the requirements for job postings in their intended field of employment, which are subject to change. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining employment in this field.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree program will be able to:

  1. Analyze health data structure, content, standards, clinical classification systems and reimbursement methodologies;
  2. Manage strategic planning and organizational development;
  3. Compare and contrast health statistics, biomedical research, quality management, and performance improvement strategies used in health care;
  4. Examine driving factors influencing healthcare organization, delivery systems, healthcare privacy, confidentiality, and legal and ethical issues;
  5. Evaluate emerging applications in health informatics;
  6. Evaluate emerging healthcare trends in information and communication technology, information systems and data security; and
  7. Analyze the process of job analysis, staffing, appraisal and compensation, training, career planning, and organizational development.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: *43 credits
Major Course Requirements: *70 credits
Electives: 17 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
Students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in all major coursework attempted at the University.
Students in the BSHIM Program who wish to double up in major coursework must have completed at least one major course and have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in all major coursework attempted at the University.
*In this program, 10 credits from the major can also satisfy General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (70 credits)

  • *GEN 102 Digital Literacy for Life & the Workplace (3 credits)
  • INF 231 Programming Concepts (3 credits)    
  • HCA 205 Introduction to Health Care (3 credits)
  • HIM 105 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
  • *HIM 205 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • HIM 206 Anatomy & Physiology II (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HIM 205
  • **HIM 217 Electronic Health Records (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HCA 205
  • HIM 210 Pathophysiology (3credits)   
    Prerequisites: HIM 105, HIM 205 and HIM 206
  • HIM 250 Clinical Classification Systems I (3 credits)    Prerequisites: HIM 105, HIM 205, HIM 206, HIM 210, and HIM 217
  • *HIM 252 Legal Aspects of Health Information (3 credits)    Prerequisite HIM 217 and HCA 205
  • HIM 251 Clinical Classification Systems II (3 credits)    Prerequisites: HIM 105, HIM 205, HIM 206, HIM210, HIM 217 and HIM 250
  • HIM 310 Healthcare Reimbursement (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HCA 205, HIM 250, and HIM 251
  • HIM 301 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • ^^HIM 360 Healthcare Statistics (3 credits)    Prerequisites: HCA 205, HIM 217, HIM 250, and HIM 251
  • ^HIM 370 Professional Practice Experience I (3 credits)    Prerequisites: HIM 105, HIM 205, HIM 206, HIM 250, HIM 251, HCA 205, HIM 310, HIM 217, HIM 252, HIM 210, and HIM 360
  • HCA 375 Continuous Quality Monitoring and Accreditation (3 credits) Prerequisite: HCA 205
  • HIM 410 Health Informatics – A Systems Perspective (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HIM 301
  • HIM 420 Health Information Governance & Strategic Planning (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HCA 205, HIM 217, HIM 252, HIM 301, and HIM 370
  • ^HIM 450 Healthcare Management (3 credits)    Prerequisites: HCA 205, HCA 375, HIM 105, HIM 205, HIM 206, HIM 210, HIM 217, HIM 250, HIM 251, HIM 252, HIM 310,  HIM 360, and HIM 370
  • HIM 435 Analyzing Healthcare Data (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HIM 301
  • ^^HIM 440 Health Informatics Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 credits)    Prerequisites: HCA 205, HIM 252, HIM 360 and Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency.
  • HIM 445 Healthcare Project Management (3 credits)    Prerequisite: HCA 205 and HIM 450,HCA 311, HCA 312 or ACC 281
  • ^HIM 495 Professional Practice Experience II (3 credits)    Prerequisite: Completion of BSHIM program core courses.  This course must be taken at the University of Arizona Global Campus and may not be transferred from another institution. This course is not eligible to be taken as Non-degree seeking. PPE site approval is required before this course can be scheduled.

* Satisfies General Education requirements.

** A grade of C or higher is required.
^ This course must be taken at the University of Arizona Global Campus and may not be transferred from another institution.
^^ Quantitative Reasoning Core Competency requirement must be met before taking this course

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is designed for registered nurses seeking to expand their knowledge in the increasingly complex health care industry, and for students who wish to earn a Bachelor’s degree as a stepping-stone for future graduate study. In this program, coursework and practice experiences cover a wide range of content from patient care quality and safety, to leadership, community health, ethics and technology. Students will address areas of need for planned change within a healthcare organization or the community and use their assessment skills to create evidence-based interventions based upon observations, practice-focused research, and learning.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Arizona Global Campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

Special Terms and Conditions :Applicants to this program must have earned a nursing (hospital) diploma or Associate’s degree in Nursing from an institutionally accredited or approved nationally accredited college or university including the following coursework or equivalent: Microbiology (with lab).

Applicants must possess an active, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse or its equivalent in at least one U.S. state. All students must maintain this licensure throughout the program of study. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program. Students are responsible for informing the University of Arizona Global Campus of any change to the status of their RN license. In addition, Global Campus may perform routine, periodic validations of student RN licenses to ensure compliance with this requirement.

Alabama Residents: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific­-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree program will be able to:

  1. Apply nursing leadership concepts and skills to promote quality care and patient safety across a variety of healthcare settings;
  2. Apply (a) current evidence and (b) critical thinking and (c) assessment skills to professional nursing practice;
  3. Use technological and informatics systems related to health care to promote quality patient care;
  4. Synthesize local and federal policies that affect health, health care delivery, and health care management;
  5. Use inter-professional communication and collaborative skills to communicate with and educate peers, health care professionals, patients and their families, and the community;
  6. Assess health and wellness beliefs and practices to promote health and disease prevention among individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations;
  7. Articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, through lifelong learning and engagement, to grow professionally; and
  8. Integrate holistic nursing knowledge, values, skills, and attitudes into practice across the lifespan and continuum of healthcare environments.

Program Requirements

Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 42 credits
Electives: 35 credits*
Students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.

*Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Arizona Global Campus may be eligible to receive up to 20 non-traditional elective credits through Prior Learning Assessment for completing the NCLEX-RN exam. Students should wait until all previous post-secondary coursework has been reviewed and then contact their Academic Advisor to determine if there is a need for the exam to be reviewed for college credit. To request the credit to be applied, students must complete the Application for NCLEX-RN Exam Credit (provided by the Academic Advisor), write a 1-3 page essay, and submit both documents to [email protected].

Prerequisite Course Requirements

The following coursework or equivalent must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in 300 level courses in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing major:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Human Anatomy (with lab)
  • Human Physiology (with lab)

Students who have not satisfied required prerequisite coursework in transfer may enroll in the applicable the University of Arizona Global Campus coursework below to satisfy this requirement:

  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 325 Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (students in the RN-BSN program are waived from the prerequisite requirement)
  • HIM 205 Anatomy and Physiology I and HIM 206 Anatomy and Physiology II 

Any prerequisite coursework completed at the University of Arizona Global Campus is applied to a student’s elective credit requirements or General Education requirements.

Major Course Requirements (42 credits)

  • ENG 328 Scientific &Technical Writing (3 credits) Prerequisites: ENG 122 and fulfillment of General Education Scientific Reasoning requirement
  • NUR 300 Professional Role Development and Practice in Nursing (3 credits)  Prerequisite: ENG 328 
  • HCA 322 Health Care Ethics and Medical Law (3 credits)     Prerequisite: GRO 325, HCA 305, HCA 205, HPR 231 or NUR 300
  • NUR 302 Transcultural Nursing Care (3 credits)    Prerequisite: NUR 300
  • NUR 304 Health Assessment (3 credits)   Prerequisite: NUR 302
  • NUR 306 Nursing Research (3 credits)    Prerequisite: NUR 300
  • HIM 301 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • GRO 325 Aging and Health (3 credits)
  • NUR 400 Family Health Nursing (3 credits)    Prerequisites: NUR 304, NUR 306 and GRO 325
  • NUR 402 Community Health Nursing (3 credits)  Prerequisites: NUR 304 and NUR 306
  • NUR 404 Nursing Care and Management of Chronic Illness and Disability (3 credits)   Prerequisites: NUR 400 and NUR 402
  • NUR 406 Leading and Managing in Nursing (3 credits)    Prerequisites: NUR 304 and NUR 306
  • NUR 492 Capstone I: Nursing Practice Improvement Inquiry (3 credits)    Prerequisites: NUR 404, NUR 406 and permission of the program chair
  • NUR 494 Capstone II: Nursing Practice Improvement and Evaluation (3 credits)     Prerequisites: NUR 492 and permission of the program chair

Emphases

An emphasis offered in the online modality provides students with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich their education that is distinct from and enhances a student’s major. It may be taken as a way to give a coherent pattern to elective credits, to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from one’s major.

Coursework that is applied toward fulfillment of an emphasis may count toward elective or General Education requirement. Students may earn an emphasis in a subject area if the Emphasis has at least 3 unique credits. In addition, students may declare or earn two emphases if they have 3 unique credits in each emphasis. Students must declare an emphasis prior to degree conferral. If a student adds an emphasis that has courses that overlap with their major, the student is still required to complete 120 credits to graduate from their bachelor’s degree .

Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all academic degree requirements. However, release of diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

Business Economics (9 credits)

  • ECO 320 International Economics (3 credits)
  • ECO 406 Business Cycles & Growth (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECO 203
  • ECO 408 Managerial Economics (3 credits) Prerequisite: ECO 204

Cognitive Studies Emphasis (9 credits)

  • EDU 362 Adult Learning & Instruction (3 credits)
  • PSY 317 Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly (3 credits)   Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent
  • PSY 323 Perception, Learning, & Cognition (3 credits)   Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent

Criminal Justice Drone Pilot Emphasis (12 credits)

  • AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot (3 credits)
  • CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CRJ 305 Crime Prevention (3 credits)
  • CRJ 311 Forensics (3 credits)

Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Entrepreneurship Emphasis (9 credits)

  • AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot (3 credits)
  • BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • BUS 433 New Business Strategy (3 credits) Prerequisite: BUS 362

Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Marketing Emphasis (9 credits)

  • AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot (3 credits)
  • BUS 330 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • BUS 317 Introduction to Advertising (3 credits)

English (9 credits)

  • ENG 301 American Literature to 1865 (3 credits)
  • ENG 345 British Literature I (3 credits)
  • ENG 346 British Literature II (3 credits)

Entrepreneurship (9 credits)

  • BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • BUS 433 New Business Strategy (3 credits)  Prerequisite: BUS 362
  • BUS 437 Business Plan Development (3 credits) Prerequisite: BUS 362

Environmental Management & Sustainability Emphasis (10 credits) 

  • ENV 325 Environmental Management (3 credits)
  • ENV 111 Introduction to Sustainability (4 credits)
  • ENV 345 Business & the Environment (3 credits)

Financial Planning (9 credits)

  • BUS 342 Financial Planning & Practice (3 credits)
  • BUS 405 Principles of Investments (3 credits) Prerequisite: BUS 401
  • PFP 457 Retirement & Estate Planning (3 credits) Prerequisite: ACC 401

Health & Wellness (9 credits)

  • HWE 340 Exercise & Physiology (3 credits)
  • HWE 415 Stress Management (3 credits)
  • HWE 200 Introduction to Health & Wellness (3 credits)

History (9 credits)

  • HIS 311 Gender in History (3 credits) Prerequisite: ENG 122 and HIS 206
  • HIS 340 Recent American History (3 credits) Prerequisite: ENG 122 and HIS 206
  • HIS 379 The Atlantic World (3 credits) Prerequisite: ENG 122, HIS 104 and HIS 206

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Emphasis (12 credits)

  • AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot (3 credits)
  • HSM 318 Emergency Planning and Response (3 credits)
  • HSM 433 Counter Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis (3 credits)
  • HSM 438 Introduction to Cyber Crime (3 credits)

Integrating Drones in a Cybersecurity Infrastructure Emphasis (9 credits)

  • AVI 200 Commercial Drone Pilot (3 credits)
  • CYB 301 Introduction to Cyber & Data Security Technology (3 credits)
  • CYB 401 Risk Management & Infrastructure (3 credits)

Journalism (9 credits)

  • JRN 200 Elements of Journalism (3 credits) Prerequisite: ENG 121 and ENG 122 or equivalents
  • JRN 301 Newsgathering & Reporting (3 credits) Prerequisite: JRN 200 or JRN 201
  • JRN 341 Specialized Journalism (3 credits) 

Political Science and Government (9 credits)

  • POL 255 Introduction to International Relations (3 credits)
  • POL 303 The American Constitution (3 credits)
  • POL 310 Environmental Policies (3 credits)

Public Administration Emphasis (9 credits)

  • PPA 307 Intergovernmental Relations & Issues (3 credits)   Prerequisite: PPA 301
  • PPA 310 Public Organizational Theory & Behavior (3 credits)
  • PPA 401 Urban Management (3 credits)   Prerequisite: PPA 301

Public Heath (9 credits)

  • HPR 231 Introduction to Health Education (3 credits)
  • HPR 232 Community Health Promotion Methods (3 credits)
  • HPR 303 Health Communications (3 credits)

Public Relations Emphasis (9 credits)

  • BUS 318 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • BUS 336 Marketing Strategy (3 credits)
  • BUS 339 Marketing Research (3 credits)

Real Estate Studies (9 credits)

  • RES 301 Principles of Real Estate (3 credits)
  • RES 325 Real Estate Practice (3 credits)
  • RES 345 Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3 credits)

Sports & Recreation Management (9 credits)

  • SRM 300 Sport Facility Management (3 credits)
  • SRM 311 Sport Law (3 credits)
  • SRM 401 Sport Finance (3 credits) Prerequisite: ACC 205

Strategic Communication (9 credits)

  • COM 223 Persuasion in Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 370 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 325 Communication & Conflict (3 credits) Prerequisite: ENG 121 and ENG 122 or equivalents

Supply Chain Management (9 credits) 

  • MGT 323 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 330
  • MGT 370 International Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • MGT 400 Logistics Management (3 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 300

Web & Mobile App Technology Emphasis (9 credits)

  • WEB 304 Cross-Platform Mobile Applications Development (3 credits) 
  • WEB 307 Android Mobile Applications Development (3 credits)
  • WEB 310 iOS Applications Development (3 credits) 
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