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The University of Arizona Yuma is a regional location that partners with Arizona Western College, Imperial Valley College in California and other Arizona community colleges. With nearly twenty 2+2 pathways offered, your Yuma community college education doesn’t have to stop at an associate’s degree. After earning your associate's degree at one of our partner schools, you can easily finish your bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona Yuma.
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Agricultural Education - Professional AgricultureMaster of Science
Agricultural Education - Professional Agriculture
The Master of Science in Agricultural Education - Professional Agriculture emphasis degree program is designed for working professionals in agriculture, life sciences and related fields who desire to obtain a graduate degree that includes the development of entrepreneurial leadership and innovation knowledge and skill sets. Students are encouraged to pursue a relevant graduate certificate as part of their degree program.
Agricultural Systems ManagementBachelor of Science
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) is a unique academic program designed to meet the educational needs of a specialized agricultural economy in the desert southwest region of the United States. The ASM is delivered through a 2-way academic partnership between local community colleges, and the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Major coursework is composed of business/management-related classes and agricultural systems/ plant sciences courses taught by faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona Yuma and main campus.
In this program, you will receive technical agriculture training to gain an understanding of broad agricultural concepts. The technical agricultural knowledge gained is supported by a business and management orientation through agriculture systems management and advanced agricultural technology. You’ll get training in core courses such as Personnel Supervision, Scientific and Technical Sales, Agricultural Law, Advanced Ag Systems/Technology, Irrigation, and Crop Production. Enrich your professional and technical preparation by participating in one or more internship experiences and/or defined field experiences during your junior/senior years.
Biosystems EngineeringBachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biosystems Engineering (BE) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Biosystems engineers use engineering, math, and life science to design systems to manage soil and water resources and to design and develop biological and biomedical products. They combine technical knowledge, computer techniques, and control systems for a deeper understanding of agriculture and biology knowledge which someday may be used to design life support systems for colonies on other planets. You may specialize in water resource engineering or biological engineering.
Engineering ManagementBachelor of Science
Engineering Management prepares you for leadership roles in high-tech industries. As an undergraduate, you will gain business skills and engineering design knowledge while also focusing on one of the College’s other majors to position themselves for careers in various industries.
Engineering ManagementMaster of Science
The MS in Engineering Management is designed for graduate engineers and scientists aspiring to advance into management careers within technological organizations. The University of Arizona College of Engineering provides online distance learning opportunities for master’s degree programs. These programs are designed with flexibility in mind, so working professionals and others with busy schedules or no access to campus can take classes and view on-demand lectures on their schedule.
Family Studies & Human DevelopmentBachelor of Science
Family Studies & Human Development
The Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Development is designed to provide a strong foundation in theory, research, issues and applications related to family/interpersonal processes and human development across the lifespan. Complementary coursework provides you with a grounding in social/behavioral and the biological sciences, as well as basic skills in research, writing and communication. You will also complete a focused sequence of coursework in a career-related area of specialization.
Food SafetyBachelor of Science
Learn about food safety strategies from farm to fork. The BS in Food Safety program presents you with an opportunity to gain an education with an integrated food safety curriculum designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and problem-solving skills to thrive in tomorrow’s food safety-related “food industry” workplace. The BS in Food Safety is designed to address the importance of the overall food sector in various food industries (e.g., produce, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, juices, chocolate, etc.), the Food Safety Modernization Act, foodborne illness outbreaks and their investigation, and increasing public concerns with food safety. The Food Safety program will enable you to earn a bachelor’s degree in an innovative and effective manner. When you complete this program, you will have a unique and highly desirable credential, which will likely provide you with a competitive edge in the marketplace. Careers can be found in local, state and federal agencies, public health, academia and industry.
Industrial EngineeringBachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering focuses on the design and implementation of integrated systems of people, materials, machines, energy and information. You may take all of your technical electives in one or more of the program’s focus areas.
Industrial engineers work for a vast range of manufacturers and service providers in both the public and private sectors. Wherever they work, they share a common purpose: increasing efficiency. University of Arizona industrial engineering majors take core courses in chemistry, math, physics, computer science and design and modeling with advanced courses in operations research, production analysis, information management, embedded computer systems, and human factors and ergonomics.
Industrial EngineeringMaster of Science
The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering will teach you to develop efficient processes and prepare organizations for long-term growth. Advance your career by improving manufacturing and other processes in a variety of sectors such as aerospace, healthcare delivery, steel and more. Play a vital role in a world that relies heavily on globalized manufacturing and supply chains.
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: 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.
Mechanical EngineeringBachelor of Science
Delve into the design, manufacture, and maintenance of machines, from medical prosthetics and robots to energy systems in the Mechanical Engineering BS program. You will study physics and materials while focusing on particular interests: dynamics and controls, mechanical design, nanotechnology, solid and fluid mechanics, or thermal sciences. Take advantage of research opportunities and design projects that provide real-world experience throughout the program.
Nutritional Sciences / DieteticsBachelor of Science
Nutritional Sciences / Dietetics
Nutritional science is the study of nutrition and foods in health and disease across the lifespan. Courses within the major include nutritional biology and metabolism, food science and safety, nutrition assessment, and therapeutic diets. Nutritional science combines medicine, food chemistry, cell biology and biochemistry with a focus on nutrition and foods. You may specialize in either dietetics or nutrition. The dietetics option allows you to apply to dietetic internships and become registered dietitians through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The nutrition option prepares you for graduate study in nutrition, food science, nutritional biochemistry, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy or veterinary medicine.
Personal and Family Financial PlanningBachelor of Science
Personal and Family Financial Planning
Through meaningful curriculum, educational enrichment, structured internships and hands-on professional development, the Personal and Family Financial Planning program will ensure that you are prepared to enter the workforce empowered and in demand. Companies will actively recruit you into positions such as Financial Advisor, Wealth Manager and Financial Planner. We embrace this highly focused and flexible industry and look forward to creating the kind of professional connections that last a lifetime.
Software EngineeringBachelor of Science
The BS in Software Engineering coherently integrates proven engineering techniques and disciplines with software development best practices that encompass all aspects of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The curriculum includes core principles from systems engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and software engineering. The curriculum is based on a solid foundation of mathematics, including calculus, physics and discrete math.
Sustainable Plant SystemsBachelor of Science
Sustainable Plant Systems
Nurture a greener and healthier tomorrow with a degree that innovates new, sustainable ways to keep food fresh. The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Plant Systems has four tracks; students in the Fresh Produce Safety track advance the latest methods for maintaining the safety of food, one of the most important resources on Earth. In this Yuma-based program, students discover how production chains become contaminated with diseases, and learn Good Agricultural Practices for the harvest of leafy greens and fresh-vegetable food safety. Coursework provides insight into food safety issues, field risk assessments, facility sanitation and inspection processes. Students gain real-life experience in the applications of soil, water and plant sciences, including soil chemistry, plant nutrition and hydroponics
Systems EngineeringBachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering gives you knowledge of the processes of modeling, analyzing and designing advanced technology systems. It teaches design viewpoints and methodologies that emphasize system integration, with a focus on subject matter and tools for modeling and analysis. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how to design and manage complex engineering systems over their cycles.
Systems EngineeringMaster of Science
The Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) department at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering. It now offers the Master of Science in Systems Engineering fully online to provide new opportunities for working professionals.
Systems engineering is concerned with the design, modeling and analysis of technological systems that employ people and machines, software and hardware, and material and energy for diverse purposes such as communication, health care, transportation or manufacturing. The curriculum provides you with design viewpoints and methodologies that emphasize system integration, and with subject matter and tools for modeling and analysis of large, complex systems, e.g., probability and statistics, system theory, decision analysis, and simulation.
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Student & Alumni Stories
What motivated you to finish your bachelor’s degree?
“I’m a first-generation student, so I’m the first in my family to attend a university. I want to make my parents proud of me.”
Biosystems Engineering, Bachelor of Science
Why did you choose the University of Arizona Yuma?
“Being a mom and being able to earn a bachelor’s degree from a top-50 university without having to relocate my family is a great opportunity.”
Sustainable Plant Systems, Bachelor of Science
How would you describe the support you’ve received?
“The University of Arizona Yuma team is with you every step of the way. They helped me select my schedule so I could graduate on time and so it would be affordable for me.”
Family Studies and Human Development, Bachelor of Science
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