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The University of Arizona Nogales is a regional location for the University of Arizona that offers undergraduate and graduate programs to the communities of Nogales, Sonora, Nogales, Arizona and the greater Santa Cruz County area. Connected with the needs of industry and education in Santa Cruz County, we offer tailored programs to serve the local community and working students of all ages.

The University of Arizona Nogales extends the University’s educational mission by providing affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees. We partner with Pima Community College to offer undergraduate programs in a 2+2 format, allowing you to complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at Pima Community College College and seamlessly transfer your credits to complete your last two years at the University of Arizona Nogales.

Expand your knowledge and skill-set to achieve a career that directly impacts your community. Join the ranks of other Wildcats across the State of Arizona who are flourishing in their chosen career.

University of Arizona Transfer Pathways What is a 2 + 2 Program?

2 Years at a Partner Community College

Complete your first two years at a partner community college and earn your associate's degree.

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2 Years at a University of Arizona Location Near You

Finish your second two years at a University of Arizona location near you and earn your bachelor's degree.

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Graduate with your Bachelor’s Degree!

Become a wildcat for life and make a difference in your community!

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Partner Community Colleges

Find Your Program

  • Elementary Education

    Bachelor of Arts

    Elementary Education

    Bachelor 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 to get started.

  • Teach Arizona (grades 6-12)

    Master of Education

    Teach Arizona (grades 6-12)

    Master of Education

    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


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Student & Alumni Stories

Christie Monreal

Christie Monreal Administration of Justice, Bachelor of Applied Science

Christie graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice, with a minor in Organizational Leadership.

A lifelong resident of Nogales, Christie currently is employed by the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District. As the Community & Outreach Coordinator for the Provisional District, Christie works closely with community members and organizations.

In reflecting on her journey at the University of Arizona Nogales, Christie writes the following: “God doesn't give you more than what you can handle. This quote is very significant to me, because every time I felt at my lowest point, I picked myself up, telling myself I am stronger than this. Being a full-time student and worker was a big challenge, but I knew I had come this far for a reason and that I needed to push myself to the limit. In the end, the struggle was worth it as I reached my ultimate goal!"

Christie is passionate about helping her community, and working hard to provide more educational opportunities for Santa Cruz County residents.

Jacobo Escoboza

Jacobo Escoboza Organizational Leadership & Regional Commerce: Regional Commerce Emphasis, Bachelor of Applied Science

Currently, in his second semester at Nogales, Jacobo is a young man who has an entrepreneurial spirit.

Jacobo grew up involved in the local produce industry. His passion for business and entrepreneurship led him to further his studies in business, better preparing him to become a business professional. Jacobo is currently enrolled in the Organizational Leadership & Regional Commerce: Regional Commerce Emphasis Degree at the University of Arizona Nogales. He says the following about his experience as a transfer student, and at the University of Arizona thus far, “My path to being a transfer student was indeed an adventurous one. I am a proud transfer student from Cochise College. My experience so far has been an absolutely joyous one. Taking that next step in furthering my education after college was a no-brainer. As a student at the University of Arizona Nogales, I have learned so much more than I thought was possible. The University of Arizona has made my experience an unforgettable one.”

Maggie Gonzalez

Margarita Gonzalez Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science

“My undergraduate experience at Nogales is always in the back of my mind. It had a huge impact on me.

I still refer back to what I learned throughout my time there. I always felt at home! The Elementary Education Program at Nogales gave me the opportunity to study and also apply what I learned in the field. I had so much support from staff, instructors and mentors. Throughout the program, I did encounter challenges but working through those challenges to reach success is what made me feel ready for the workforce.

I am very thankful and extremely proud to be a the University of Arizona Nogales graduate. I am very happy for the opportunity to now give back to my community and make a difference in others’ lives.”

Having graduated from Nogales in May 2017, Margarita continues to serve Santa Cruz County. Maggie, as she is better known, completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Currently, she works for Patagonia School District as an English Teacher.

Maggie has the distinction of being the University of Arizona Nogales’ first student worker. She served in this capacity for close to two years and later moved on to work for the local cooperative extension of the University of Arizona.

Maggie is a committed, responsible and motivated educator. She sees herself teaching for many more years to come, and thoroughly enjoys working with the local youth.

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The University of Arizona Nogales

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Nogales, AZ 85621

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