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At the University of Arizona Douglas, you’re not only a part of the vast and celebrated Wildcat family but also a local, student-centered learning environment that is focused on your individual success.
The University of Arizona Douglas has partnered with Cochise Community College to offer high-quality bachelor’s degrees in your local community. In addition to traditional degree programs in education, humanities, and the social sciences, the University of Arizona Douglas location offers Bachelor of Applied Science programs.
Connected with the needs of industry and education in Cochise County, we offer tailored programs to serve the local community and working students of all ages.
As a results-oriented, career-focused student, you will find the programs and support you need to achieve your goals, all near you at the University of Arizona Douglas.
Elementary EducationBachelor of Arts
Pathways to Teaching is a new, innovative College of Education Teacher Preparation Program that seeks to “grow our own” teachers by supporting Tucson-area residents in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an ESL endorsement. Developed by Marcy Wood, Pathways Program Director, the program is a collaboration between the college’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and Sunnyside, Nogales, Douglas, and Sierra Vista Unified School District. Pathways to Teaching offers students an opportunity for their community to invest in them as future educators for local schools.
Prior to submitting this application, you must first complete the professional admissions process to Pathways To Teaching with the College of Education. Please contact Maria Orozco at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
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: Science, Technology, Health, & SocietyBachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies: Science, Technology, Health, & 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
The knowledge of human behavior, history, culture, ethics and communication gained with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Social Behavior and Human Understanding forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Work in human services, program coordination, public relations, or marketing. This focus theme is also good preparation for work and further studies in health care, legal services, public policy and public health.
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Student & Alumni Stories
Laura Franco Government and Public Service, Bachelor of Arts
One of the most impactful experiences I had at the University of Arizona Douglas was participating in an engagement experience attending the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Capitol Forum.More Info Less Info
Through this experience, I was able to build relationships with people from all over the world. I also had the opportunity to speak to our State Representatives and advocate for Hispanic students. HACU opened my eyes to a whole new and different world. You learn to plug-in to different resources and how to network with individuals working within the government branch. Through this engagement experience, I was able to learn more about my degree and explore the different career opportunities that I have. I learned how to properly talk to members of Congress and how to advocate for students struggling in higher education. Moreover, I learned that advocacy is about building relationships – we need to build a relationship with those who are representing us in order to be able to advocate with the confidence that they will respond positively.
The most positive result that I got from this engagement experience was that our Representatives were really interested in what we had to say. They attentively listened to our concerns because they understand the importance of Hispanic higher education and support it.
For other students contemplating an engagement experience: Please do it! You get to be exposed to a new world and you gain knowledge and experience. You also learn how to advocate for other students who do not have the opportunity to do this for themselves. I desire that you take the chance to explore beyond your horizons and find out what you are really passionate about! HACU was a life-changing experience that has prepared me to advocate for other students, specifically Hispanic students who are struggling to receive higher education.
Dorian Loreto Psychology, Bachelor of Arts
Dorian Loreto graduated in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies and Human Behavior.More Info Less Info
Dorian was raised in the border town of Douglas, Arizona and continues to reside in the area. With the support of his education, he has been able to serve his community by working at a local high school as a Guidance Counselor. Having the opportunity to work with at-risk students in a rural area has enriched his passion for helping others. “Providing the youth with prospective futures can be a challenging mission, but it’s a mission worth undertaking. Guiding students does not include forcing a certain lifestyle upon them. A guidance counselor must find creative ways to shine a light on a student’s passions, hopes, and dreams. Only then will a student be able to design a tailored life plan.”
As a high-ranking institution, the University of Arizona ensures that each and every graduate is fully prepared before entering the workforce. The University of Arizona South afforded Dorian with the expertise required to deliver a high degree of professionalism. Dorian Loreto received his education without having to leave Douglas and is now helping his hometown. He is the product of a homegrown education. Dorian believes it is his duty to uplift others, and as a University of Arizona Wildcat alumni, he is devoted to applying his higher education to offer various possibilities of success to his community members.
Douglas Santiago Administrative Justice, Bachelor of Applied Science
Douglas graduated in August of 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Administration of Justice, graduating Magna Cum Laude.More Info Less Info
Prior to attending the University of Arizona South, Douglas earned two Associate’s Degrees at Cochise College. Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice (2013) & General Studies (2007). Douglas is married and is the father of two children, ages 13 & 5. In addition, Douglas is a career employee with the State of Arizona Department of Corrections, with 19 years of experience with the agency. Douglas took classes and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in a period of three years while working full time and raising a family.
When asked why he chose the University of Arizona South to pursue his higher educational goals, Douglas’ response was: “I have strong roots in the Douglas and Sierra Vista communities. By attending the University of Arizona South and pursuing my degree in Administration of Justice, I was able to remain locally in Cochise County, not disrupt the stability of my family and children, yet at the same time, obtain a quality and accredited education which is beginning to prepare me for life after my retirement from state service, which is just around the corner.” “In addition, the learning atmosphere at the campus with the professors, their knowledge as subject matter experts in their respective fields and the overall flexibility of taking both in class and online courses, were a contributing factor as to why I chose the University of Arizona South as my higher education institution.”
Now that he has graduated, Douglas will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Political Science.
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