Nogales

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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.

In addition to traditional degree programs in education, humanities, and the social sciences, the University of Arizona Nogales location offers in-demand Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) transfer degrees that prepare you for success in the workplace.

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  • Applied Science: Administration of Justice

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Applied Science: Administration of Justice

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Administration of Justice offers an interdisciplinary approach to criminal justice, procedural constitutional rights, contemporary issues in law enforcement, terrorism, immigration and border security, with an emphasis on research, analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to a specific University of Arizona program.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • Early Childhood

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Early Childhood

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood instills knowledge of curriculum design, pedagogy, classroom management and human development and behavior. Emphasis on effective written and communication skills will provide a strong foundation for working and interacting with young children from birth to eight years old. If you are a student with an Associate of Applied Science degree from community college, you can transfer up to 75 credits to a specific University of Arizona program.

     2+2 Online
  • General Studies: Economy and Industry

    Bachelor of General Studies

    General Studies: Economy and Industry

    Bachelor of General Studies

    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.

     2+2
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • 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.

     2+2 Online
  • Organizational Leadership

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Organizational Leadership

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Regional Commerce provides you with the critical business, leadership, communication, and management skills needed to be immediately employable in professional management and supervisory positions. You will learn the psychology behind effective leadership, the core tenants of business practice, the fundamentals of organizational behavior and team leadership, as well as participate in hands-on project management. 

    You may choose from one of the two emphasis areas: Organizational Leadership or Regional Commerce. If you have 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 Regional Commerce emphasis provides you with the necessary skills and competencies for careers in government organizations, private businesses and corporations, import-export/broker industries, local merchants, and small business ownership. This emphasis provides you with the fundamental business knowledge and required skills to analyze and understand the various factors driving economic growth and change in regional settings such as border communities or rural areas.

     2+2 Online
  • Psychology

    Bachelor of Arts

    Psychology

    Bachelor of Arts

    As a Psychology major, you will gain new insights into yourself and your relationship with the world around you. We will help you build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed beyond your degree – whether your career choice is psychology, medicine, law, business or education.

    At one of the nation’s top-ranked Psychology departments, you will have access to world-class faculty and an award-winning advisory support program to help guide you toward your future career.

     2+2 Online
  • Regional Commerce

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    Regional Commerce

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Regional Commerce provides you with the critical business, leadership, communication, and management skills needed to be immediately employable in professional management and supervisory positions. Learn the psychology behind effective leadership, the core tenants of business practice, the fundamentals of organizational behavior and team leadership, as well as participate in hands-on project management. 

    You may choose from one of the two emphasis areas: Organizational Leadership or Regional Commerce. 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 Regional Commerce emphasis provides you with the necessary skills and competencies for careers in government organizations, private businesses and corporations, import-export/broker industries, local merchants, and small business ownership. Gain the fundamental business knowledge and required skills to analyze and understand the various factors driving economic growth and change in regional settings such as border communities or rural areas.

     2+2 Online
  • General Studies: Science, Technology, Health Society

    Bachelor of General Studies

    General Studies: Science, Technology, Health Society

    Bachelor of General Studies

    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 General 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.

     2+2
  • General Studies: Social Behavior and Human Understanding

    Bachelor of General Studies

    General Studies: Social Behavior and Human Understanding

    Bachelor of General Studies

    The knowledge of human behavior, history, culture, ethics and communication gained with a Bachelor of General 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.

     2+2
  • 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.

     Online
  • 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.

     Online

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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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Nogales, AZ 85621
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