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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.

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  • Applied Computing: Software Development

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Computing: Software Development

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    In the Software Development emphasis, you will learn a variety of software fundamentals, including object-oriented and system programming, UNIX, mobile app development, web programming and secure computing. Learn by doing and create a variety of software applications under the guidance of faculty. The Software Development emphasis prepares you for a variety of positions, including Software and Web developer, Data Engineer, Mobile App Developer and Data Analyst positions. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

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  • Applied Computing: Information Management

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Computing: Information Management

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Information Management emphasis prepares you for careers in database administration, data analysis and engineering, web development and information architecture. You learn the foundations of database systems, web design and programming, data visualization and analysis, as well as methods for visualizing, managing, and analyzing information. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

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  • Applied Computing: Network Operations

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Computing: Network Operations

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Our modern world depends on complex communications and computing networks to function properly and safely. Network Operations professionals are the people that defend these networks and ensure they operate at peak performance. As a Network Operations student, you will learn engineering and operational activities required to create, operate and defend these networks. The curriculum includes theory, operational labs, modern network architecture, advanced routing and switching, systems administration, cloud computing, network defense, wireless networking, and network security. As a Network Operations graduate, you are prepared to take on a wide variety of IT-related positions in the private, public and government sectors. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

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  • Applied Computing: Artificial Intelligence

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Computing: Artificial Intelligence

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Artificial Intelligence integrates the curriculum development efforts on AI across Applied Computing, Computer Science and Cybersecurity. The emphasis courses focus on AI algorithm development and applying AI to approach practical application problems. The Applied AI emphasis will provide you with a firm understanding of AI technology, its applications and its use cases. You will be able to master concepts and tools including machine learning, statistical analysis and data analytics in applied computing. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from community college you can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

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  • Applied Computing: Cloud Computing

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Computing: Cloud Computing

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    In the Cloud Computing emphasis, you will become familiar with the complicated infrastructure related to virtualization, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The course outline provides a baseline on virtualization technologies, introduction to cloud technologies, as well as courses focusing on Amazon and Microsoft, with advanced discussion topics on cloud computing.

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  • Applied Computing: Dev Ops

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Computing: Dev Ops

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The DevOps emphasis teaches core principles of Applied Computing, enabling you to develop a solid foundation in statistics, programming, networking and cybersecurity. Courses focus on the development and application of DevOps to approach practical application problems in secure computing. In this emphasis, you will gain hands-on, interdisciplinary experience alongside peers and expert faculty.

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  • Cyber Operations: Cyber Engineering

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Cyber Operations: Cyber Engineering

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations, designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), prepares you for cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement and private industry. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from an AZ community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to a University of Arizona Bachelor of Applied Science program. The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure you have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed after graduation. The Defense & Forensics emphasis is a highly technical, interdisciplinary hands-on Cyber education program. The Defense & Forensics emphasis conforms to academic requirements from both the National Security Agency’s Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

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  • Cyber Operations: Defense Forensics

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Cyber Operations: Defense Forensics

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations, designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), prepares you for cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement and private industry. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from an AZ community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to a University of Arizona Bachelor of Applied Science program. The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure you have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed after you graduate. The Defense & Forensics emphasis is a highly technical, interdisciplinary hands-on Cyber education program. The Defense & Forensics emphasis conforms to academic requirements from both the National Security Agency’s Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

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  • Cyber Operations: Cyber Law Policy

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Cyber Operations: Cyber Law Policy

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations, designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), prepares graduates for cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement and private industry. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from an AZ community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to a University of Arizona Bachelor of Applied Science program. The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure you have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed after you graduate. The Cyber Law & Policy emphasis is a unique program that combines a highly technical, hands-on cyber curriculum with a strong foundation in national and international law, strategy and policy relevant to cyber professionals. The technical cyber courses conform to the academic requirements from both the National Security Agency’s Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

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  • Human Services

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Human Services

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services provides knowledge of human behavior and development, program planning, social issues, and counseling and mediation. You will develop administrative skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in order to address contemporary issues in human services organizations. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

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  • Intelligence and Information Operations: Operational Intelligence

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Intelligence and Information Operations: Operational Intelligence

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations prepares graduates for occupations in defense; the Intelligence Community; federal, state, and local law enforcement; and private industry. The curriculum includes intelligence operations, information warfare, and cybersecurity content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate. The BAS degree in Intelligence & Information Operations offers three sub plans, both in-person and fully online: Operational Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence, or Information Warfare. The Operational Intelligence track is a defense-focused intelligence collection, synchronization, and analysis program that prepares graduates for immediate employment within the Intelligence Community. The Operational Intelligence track meets all of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) academic requirements.

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  • Intelligence and Information Operations: Information Warfare

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Intelligence and Information Operations: Information Warfare

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations prepares you for occupations in defense; the Intelligence Community; federal, state, and local law enforcement; and private industry. The curriculum includes intelligence operations, information warfare, and cybersecurity content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment to ensure you have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after you graduate. The BAS degree in Intelligence & Information Operations offers three sub plans, both in-person and fully online: Operational Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence, or Information Warfare. The Information Warfare track is focused on both offensive and defensive Information Operations. This track provides you with the skills necessary to detect, protect, and craft advanced information operation campaigns. The Operational Intelligence track meets all of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) academic requirements.

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  • Intelligence and Information Operations: Law Enforcement Intelligence

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Intelligence and Information Operations: Law Enforcement Intelligence

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations prepares you for occupations in defense, the Intelligence Community, federal, state, and local law enforcement, and private industry. The curriculum includes intelligence operations, information warfare, and cybersecurity content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment to ensure you have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after you graduate. The BAS degree in Intelligence & Information Operations offers three sub plans, both in-person and fully online: Operational Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence, or Information Warfare. The Law Enforcement Intelligence track is focused on Intelligence-driven policing, forensic analysis, and information sharing. The Law Enforcement Intelligence track conforms to major Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agency academic requirements while also meeting the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) academic requirements.

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  • Law

    Bachelor of Arts

    Law

    Bachelor 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.

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  • Cybersecurity

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Cybersecurity

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Further your professional development skills with the 18-unit Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. This highly technical, interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate enhances career marketability for students as well as professionals looking to expand their skillset. The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered with CAST's state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment, providing hands-on experience to develop critical cyber operations knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Professional MBA

    Master of Business Administration

    Professional MBA

    Master of Business Administration

    The Professional MBA program from the Eller College of Management is well suited for working business professionals with three or more years of experience. The frontier of technology and the future of business come together in this forward-thinking MBA program designed to develop data-driven and tech-savvy professionals. Do most of your study from home, then join your cohort two evenings a month for hands-on practicums to learn and use your new skills.

  • Legal Studies

    Master of Legal Studies

    Legal Studies

    Master 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.

  • Cloud Computing

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Cloud Computing

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Build a solid foundation in virtualization and cloud technologies that will boost your confidence and enhance your training in the field of cloud computing. You will gain hands-on experience in virtualization technologies, general cloud technologies, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. You will also learn advanced topics such as incident response, defense techniques and penetration testing.

    This program serves a diverse student population, training technically-minded students in the nuances of developing, storing, protecting and leveraging the elasticity provided by cloud technologies. The introductory course will provide a baseline in virtualization technologies and an introduction to cloud technologies. Follow-up courses will focus on leading cloud services, as well as discussion of advanced topics on cloud computing. Earning this certificate will equip you with the technical skills to effectively design, operate, maintain and leverage virtualization and cloud technologies. Your advanced skills will support businesses, government and non-governmental organizations making you an asset to any organization.

  • Cyber Defense

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Cyber Defense

    Undergraduate Certificate

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Defense provides the opportunity to upskill in a fast-growing and in-demand career field. This program serves students across the University, including those who have not yet developed the technical background necessary to be successful in the field of cybersecurity. In this program, you will gain a sound understanding of the technologies and methods utilized to defend systems and networks. 

    Due to the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals in every field, this certificate is an excellent complement to any University of Arizona technical or non-technical degree program. Required courses are designed to build core knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of Cyber Defense. You will learn to design network architectures, employ active and passive defensive technologies and arm those defensive technologies with tactical Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). You will also learn how to conduct Network Security Monitoring (NSM) and Threat Hunting Operations to respond to security incidents and defend against advanced cyber threats.

    Upon the completion of this certificate, you will be able to describe, evaluate and operate a defensive network architecture. You will also employ multiple layers of protection using technologies appropriate to meet mission security goals.

  • Digital Forensics

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Digital Forensics

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Do you have an investigative mind? Digital forensics entails the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices. Earning an Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Forensics prepares you to solve digital crimes and gives you a competitive advantage in a fast-growing, in-demand field. Advance your career by becoming highly qualified to conduct digital investigations in corporate, non-government and governmental environments.

    Gain confidence and training in incident response and various digital forensics, including network forensics, mobile device forensics, host (Windows) and network (Linux) forensics and advanced memory forensics. Earning this certificate will signal to employers that you have dedicated the time and energy to develop the skills and expertise to tackle complicated digital forensic investigations. This certificate is designed for students from various backgrounds who have an introductory knowledge of computers and network fundamentals.

    Due to the pervasive cybersecurity demands in every field, this certificate is an excellent complement to any University of Arizona technical or non-technical degree program.

  • Information Warfare

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Information Warfare

    Undergraduate Certificate

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Warfare focuses on both offensive and defensive information operations. This certificate gives you the skills necessary to protect against advanced information operation campaigns.

    Gain hands-on experience detecting and defending against operations and disinformation campaigns carried out by foreign adversaries. You will use interactive exercises to master leveraging open-source data to support the development of psychological and information operation campaigns. Course content will guide you in developing and deploying denial of service and counter-messaging strategies to mitigate adversarial Information Operation campaigns. After completing this certificate, you will be able to expertly explain how influence operations focus on manipulating the psychology of targets through strategic communication. You will also be able to synchronize information operations with kinetic and electronic warfare processes to support hybrid and unrestricted warfare.

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Warfare serves students from across the University, specifically those without the technical intelligence or the cyber background necessary to be successful in the field of information warfare. This certificate is an excellent complement to University of Arizona cyber, intelligence, media studies, journalism and national security degree programs.

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  • Military Families

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Military Families

    Undergraduate Certificate

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Military Families provides a specific, disciplinary understanding of issues facing modern military families and cultivates skills for those working with, or intending to work in careers that support military members and their families. In this certificate program, our aim is to educate current and future professionals regarding military cultural and leadership factors, along with normative family processes, stresses and coping strategies. You will learn to appreciate the unique experiences of military members and their families and the resultant implications for helping professionals serving this population.

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  • Organizational Leadership

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Organizational Leadership

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Do you see yourself as a leader? Do you influence others to excel? Do you desire to promote positive change and drive progress within your organization? Then the Certificate in Organizational Leadership is the perfect opportunity to strengthen and amplify your leadership skills. 

    This certificate will prepare you to successfully take on leadership roles such as supervisor, project lead, manager, as well as executive management roles in any industry. The certificate signals to employers that you have the leadership and managerial skills to lead people and projects in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The certificate is also beneficial if you work in a technical field or earned a technical degree and want to strengthen your communication and decision-making skills.

    The program curriculum focuses on project management, staff management, teamwork, collaboration, writing and critical thinking skills. It will prepare you for a variety of leadership roles all while continuing to work within your current career field. Gain the tools to become a goal-oriented leader that solves real-world organizational challenges.

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  • Security Computing

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Security Computing

    Undergraduate Certificate

    Further your professional development skills with the 18-unit Undergraduate Certificate in Security Computing. You will use Python programming language to solve cybersecurity problems and conduct digital investigations. Develop, debug, execute, and deploy offensive and defensive python scripts, develop algorithms, determine the algorithm's complexity, and identify cases in which the algorithm would/would not provide a reasonable approach for solving the specific problem.

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Student & Alumni Stories

Charles Cannon

Charles Cannon Teaching & Teacher Education, Master of Education

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.

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.

Shantal Hernandez

Shantal Hernandez Network Operations and Cyber Operations, Bachelor of Applied Science

Enrolled in both the Cyber and Network Operations Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Shantal graduated in the spring of 2020.

In addition to her degree, she will have earned the important National Security Agency (NSA) certification before moving forward with plans to pursue a master’s degree. A single mother of two teenage children, Shantal took classes around her busy schedule and earned an associate’s degree in network administration at Mesa Community College. Researching IT careers with promising growth and employment potential lead her to the transfer programs offered at the University of Arizona in Chandler.

Shantal is a hobbyist astronomer whose passion for space and technology fuels her aspiration to work in a cyber-security capacity for NASA. She hopes for a role in improving and protecting our nation’s critical scientific research and communications assets in space and on Earth.

Leadership, communication and personal management are among the skills Shantal has developed and strengthened throughout her academic journey. She counts the relationships with faculty, staff and fellow students as some of the most valuable benefits of her university experience.

Anita Jones

Anita Jones Human Services, Bachelor of Applied Science

Anita graduated in May of 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Human Services and a minor in Family Studies.

A retired United States Army veteran, Anita understands the unique challenges military service members, fellow veterans and their families face day to day. She plans to pursue a career in social work to serve these special populations.

Anita cites the patience she learned to exercise as a student as one of the greatest takeaways from her academic career so far. She knows this will be an essential skill for a person working in social services.

Always a goal-oriented person Anita recognizes academic success doesn’t just mean striving to earn a particular letter grade. She talks about the close connection she had with her instructors as a valuable and beneficial experience throughout her educational journey.

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