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The University of Arizona Chandler is a regional location serving Chandler, Arizona, and the greater Maricopa County area. In connection with the needs of industry and education across Maricopa County, we offer locally-focused programs led by elite, world-class faculty for working students of all ages.
At the undergraduate level, the University of Arizona Chandler offers pathways into top-ranked bachelor’s degree programs through the University of Arizona at all Maricopa Community Colleges. At the graduate studies level, the University of Arizona Chandler offers comprehensive, world-class programs locally, helping you achieve an advanced degree in your own community.
Smaller, locally-based facilities and classrooms ensure you’ll be supported, and celebrated academically and personally as a member of the Arizona community.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts, Media and EntertainmentBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts, Media and Entertainment
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Arts, Media and Entertainment program provides skills in criticism and evaluation of art forms, the processes by which art and creativity are communicated, and promotion and marketing in the performing arts. By developing a knowledge of art, music, media, cultural traditions, and popular culture, students will build a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Arts, Media and Entertainment graduates work in print media, film and television, theater, public relations, outreach and marketing. This focus theme is also good preparation for graduate studies in media arts, art history and cultural studies.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Economy and IndustryBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies: Economy and Industry
Economy and Industry develops an understanding of the role of economy and industry in society. Selected courses should focus on the ability to describe and apply one or more basic concepts of commerce and the key interpersonal skills in workplace relations. This program has a wide applicability across industries and professional pathways and prepares individuals to work with a broad range of individuals in modern society.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Global and Intercultural UnderstandingBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies: Global and Intercultural Understanding
Understand the customs, cultures, mores, practices, contributions and struggles of peoples around the globe. Through ethnographic accounts, you will learn about various ways of life throughout the world and gain the academic preparation needed to succeed in an increasingly global workforce. The knowledge of culture, geography, history, literature, communications and public policy gained with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Global and Intercultural Understanding forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. As a graduate, you can work in international business, foreign relations, translation, outreach or education. This focus theme also prepares you for law school and graduate studies in public administration, anthropology, international studies and public health.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Science, Technology, Health, and SocietyBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies: Science, Technology, Health, and Society
Science, Technology, Health and Society develops critical awareness of the methods and limitations of scientific inquiry, while fostering skills in observation, analysis and deductive reasoning. The knowledge of physical and social sciences, technologies, mathematics and communications gained with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Science, Technology, Health and Society forms a solid foundation for a wide variety of careers. These may include jobs in research, laboratory analysis, information technology, the biotechnology industry, and municipal development and support, among many other options.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Behavior and Human UnderstandingBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Behavior and Human Understanding
Social Behavior and Human Understanding provides students with a basis for understanding social systems and the interactions of individuals and societies. Courses emphasize the ability to understand and analyze multiple perspectives on social and cultural change, and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of conflicting points of view to effectively engage in finding real world solutions in a range of areas such as government, healthcare, and social services.
LawBachelor of Arts
Earn your degree through the nation’s first and preeminent bachelor’s in law program. Designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with legal training in varied career fields, the Bachelor of Arts in Law offers rigorous training for high-performing undergraduates with an interest in law and politics. Study key foundational subjects in political science and law, such as property, contracts, torts, administrative law, criminal and civil procedure, civil liberties, powers of government, and the American justice system. The curriculum delivers interdisciplinary training in critical skills that are marketable across industries and professions. Upon graduation, you will be well-equipped for direct employment in an increasing number of jobs where legal training is an advantage or to pursue a further legal education. This degree also provides the opportunity for an expedited path to law school, allowing qualified law majors to start at the James E. Rogers College of Law after their junior year. The Bachelor of Arts in Law degree is made possible through an exciting partnership between the College of Law and the School of Government and Public Policy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Legal StudiesMaster of Legal Studies
If your current or future career involves the growing areas of regulation, compliance, law, negotiations, human resources, law enforcement, or working with agencies, tribal governments or corporations, the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree will enhance your knowledge and effectiveness. Learn to understand laws and regulations (without needing a law license), and advance your career and development prospects by obtaining legal and critical-thinking skills with the 30-unit Master of Legal Studies degree.
Personal and Family Financial PlanningBachelor of Science
Personal and Family Financial Planning
Join the financial planning industry for an exciting career that rewards both you and the people you will help. You will gain a deep understanding of saving, investing, and other financial tools. But, moreover, you’ll develop the know-how to help individuals and families prosper by understanding their beliefs, values, and goals. Financial planning is life planning, and you’ll play a critical role in putting people on a path to fulfi ll their dreams. Graduates will be well-prepared to meet CFP® certifi cation standards and to launch a rewarding career.
School PsychologyEducational Specialist
Our School Psychology program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and prepares you to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSPs). When you complete the Educational Specialist Degree (EdS) in School Psychology you are ready for practice in a wide variety of school settings. Our non-traditional schedule offers classes in the evenings and during the summers. The program offers coursework, along with fieldwork experiences in local school districts, and enables you to make a positive impact on students and school communities.
Teach Arizona (grades 6-12)Master of Education
Teach Arizona (grades 6-12)
Teach Arizona is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree and would like to become high school or middle school teachers (grades 6-12) in English, science, mathematics, social studies, or world languages. Students complete the program in only ONE year and earn a master’s degree along with their teacher certification.
You can participate in Teach Arizona from anywhere in the state, and student teach in your own hometown! The program provides the advantage of flexible remote coursework, combining online access to course materials with real-time Zoom classes. This unique format fosters direct interaction with instructors and encourages collaboration among students, creating a strong sense of community.
Tuition expenses can be fully covered through the Arizona Teachers Academy or other university scholarships. More information about how to apply for this funding is available on our website.
To learn more about Teach Arizona and talk to an advisor, contact Michael Lang (Teach Arizona Statewide Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching and Learning (MA)Master of Arts
Teaching and Learning (MA)
Designed for practicing educators interested in career growth, transitioning into academia, or focusing on a particular subject area within their teaching practice, the Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching and Learning leads to positions in schools and informal education institutions or serves as preparation for doctoral programs. Students pursue an area of specialization, allowing them to create a flexible program that achieves their goals. This program is delivered through synchronous Zoom sessions, allowing students across Arizona to participate and learn together. For more information, click here: https://grad.arizona.edu/catalog/programinfo/TLMA
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Student & Alumni Stories
Charles Cannon School Psychology, Educational Specialist
Charles graduated in May of 2018 with an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology (Ed.S.). Charles was raised in Phoenix, Arizona where he attended North High School.More Info Less Info
Charles was raised in Phoenix, Arizona where he attended North High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Sports Administration and Management from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Charles identifies the single most beneficial experience he had as a student in the School Psychology program at the University of Arizona Chandler to be the real-world practical skills his professors provided while also educating him on current challenges or issues in current practice.
“Because the majority of faculty members are practicing school psychologists, they were able to teach and model practices that they used daily, while also talking to us about caseloads and various levels of support provided to psychologists within public schools. Upon leaving my program, I felt I was educated on the latest evidence-based practices and research, but I was also equipped with real-world experiences that allowed me to stand out more than other new graduates.”
Now that he has graduated, he is most excited to see the progress his students can make throughout a school year when they are provided the proper support. He also enjoys how the role of a school psychologist is ever-changing and evolving. No two days at work are ever alike, which he hopes will keep his mind fresh and sharp.
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