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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.

Arizona degrees lead to rewarding careers with room to grow. With easy access to community-focused programs, you won’t have to go far or wait long to find your ideal career. We offer tailored programs to serve the local community and working students of all ages.

Why the University of Arizona Yuma?

From making a positive contribution to your local community, to career growth, to making your family proud, there are so many reasons AZ Yuma may be the right choice for you. Hear our students share why the University of Arizona Yuma is the right fit for their life.

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

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  • Agricultural Education - Professional Agriculture

    Master of Science

    Agricultural Education - Professional Agriculture

    Master of Science

    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 Management

    Bachelor of Science

    Agricultural Systems Management

    Bachelor of Science

    Learn technical agriculture and management strategies. Students in this hands-on major gain a science-based overview of agriculture and food systems, with an emphasis on the practical application of technology to agricultural production systems. The program combines students’ inherent creativity and interest in physical and biological sciences, technology, mathematics, business and related subjects, with their desire to develop innovative solutions to a variety of agricultural problems.Emphasis areas include: crop production, precision ag, food safety, animal sciences, business and data analytics.

     2+2
  • Biosystems Engineering

    Master of Science

    Biosystems Engineering

    Master of Science

    Grad students in biosystems engineering are immersed in projects ranging from smart phone apps that detect salmonella to hydroponic growing systems and advanced machines for fertilizing crops, controlling weeds and irrigating fields. Hard at work in facilities such as the Lunar Greenhouse and wastewater treatment laboratory and using tools such as satellites, drones, nanotechnology and big-data science, our students and researchers are driven to find environmentally responsible ways to sustain more than nine billion people worldwide by 2050.

     Online
  • Biosystems Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Biosystems Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Biosystems engineers use engineering, math, and life science to design systems to manage soil and water resources, produce food, develop biological products, and manage and analyze large data sets. They work on projects involving wise use of energy, materials, biochemicals, and recyclable wastes. They combine technical knowledge, computer techniques, and control systems for a deeper understanding of agriculture and biology -- the degree emphasis offered in Yuma is Precision Agriculture.

     2+2
  • Engineering Management

    Master of Science

    Engineering Management

    Master of Science

    The University of Arizona engineering management curriculum examines fundamental leadership and business administration skills that can be applied directly to engineering projects. You’ll gain a greater understanding of the decision making and technical elements that go into technology-based ventures, learning to shape and manage advanced projects of varying sizes and scales. Adopt current best practices to optimize processes and guide technical teams toward their goals while staying on schedule, maintaining a budget, and complying with regulations.

     Online
  • Engineering Management

    Bachelor of Science

    Engineering Management

    Bachelor of Science

    Engineering management majors learn to recognize the need for improved manufacturing processes and understand customer demand for new products and technologies. They craft a skillset steeped in the business management side of engineering while also focusing on engineering fundamentals. Undergraduates gain real-world experience through design, entrepreneurship and internships programs, and club activities. This major prepares students to lead their own projects and ventures, or those at global companies.

     2+2
  • Human Development and Family Science

    Bachelor of Science

    Human Development and Family Science

    Bachelor of Science

    Human Development & Family Sciences (HDFS) prepares for careers that strengthen families, communities, and individuals focusing on understanding human development from birth through adulthood. You will learn how lives and relationships develop within the context of family, school, work, and society and how resiliency and relationships are developed and maintained, especially in challenging circumstances, such as living in poverty. You will use and create scientific knowledge to build compassionate and effective solutions for 21st century social challenges. In the HDFS program, you will explore topics like adolescence, child development, family relationships, mental health, counseling, youth programs, geriatrics and more. You will partner with faculty that have firsthand experience working with families and individuals in many contexts. With the HDFS major, you’ll learn how to empower individuals, families, and communities to survive and thrive.

     2+2
  • Industrial Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Industrial Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    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. UA 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.

     2+2
  • Industrial Engineering

    Master of Science

    Industrial Engineering

    Master of Science

    The master’s in industrial engineering program offers an in-depth exploration of the technical skills that are essential to keep production processes running efficiently and safely. Developed by our faculty of industry experts and groundbreaking researchers, the curriculum delves into business fundamentals like cost estimation and financial modeling that can help engineering leaders improve performance on the production line. You’ll be prepared to establish best practices in every stage of the product life cycle with strategic decision making and quantitative analysis.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Economy and Industry

    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: Economy and Industry

    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary 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
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Science, Technology, Health, and Society

    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: Science, Technology, Health, and Society

    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary 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 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.

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

    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Behavior and Human Understanding

    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Social Behavior and Human Understanding provides students with a basis for understanding social systems and the interactions of individuals and societies. Courses emphasize the ability to understand and analyze multiple perspectives on social and cultural change, and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of conflicting points of view to effectively engage in finding real world solutions in a range of areas such as government, healthcare, and social services.

     2+2
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Mechanical Engineering

    Bachelor 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.

     2+2
  • Nutrition and Human Performance

    Bachelor of Science

    Nutrition and Human Performance

    Bachelor of Science

    Nutrition and physical activity are at the heart of human performance, in athletics, in the arts, and in daily life. With a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance, you'll be prepared to help people maximize their lives, promote healthy aging, and prevent chronic illness. Your coursework will build a strong foundation in nutrition, exercise, and behavioral sciences, and you will learn how to combine them to improve quality of life at every stage. When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career in the health and fitness industry, community health and wellness, and more - or to pursue graduate studies in physical therapy, exercise physiology, and related health sciences.

     2+2
  • Nutritional Sciences: Dietetics Emphasis

    Bachelor of Science

    Nutritional Sciences: Dietetics Emphasis

    Bachelor of Science

    The Dietetics Emphasis to pursue a career in the field of dietetics, most likely as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). You’ll get a foundation in the sciences, as well as courses in medical nutrition therapy (MNT), community nutrition, nutrition counseling, and food service management. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply to an ACEND accredited graduate program.

     2+2
  • Nutritional Sciences: Nutrition Emphasis

    Bachelor of Science

    Nutritional Sciences: Nutrition Emphasis

    Bachelor of Science

    The Nutrition Emphasis to customize your degree program while you take the same science foundation and core nutrition courses as the Dietetics route. You may take additional math and science courses required by professional schools like medical, dental, physician assistant, and physical therapy programs.

     2+2
  • Personal and Family Financial Planning

    Bachelor of Science

    Personal and Family Financial Planning

    Bachelor of Science

    Join the financial planning industry for an exciting career that rewards both you and the people you will help. You will gain a deep understanding of saving, investing, and other financial tools. But, moreover, you’ll develop the know-how to help individuals and families prosper by understanding their beliefs, values, and goals. Financial planning is life planning, and you’ll play a critical role in putting people on a path to fulfi ll their dreams. Graduates will be well-prepared to meet CFP® certifi cation standards and to launch a rewarding career.

     2+2
  • Software Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Software Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Software engineers work in corporate and government settings as well as in research and as independent consultants. They deal with all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) such as design, development, testing, and maintenance of software applications. They can become software architects and developers, project managers, and business owners. Software engineers are in high demand across industries. The list, at home and abroad, is limitless. 

     2+2
  • Sustainable Plant Systems: Fresh Produce Safety

    Bachelor of Science

    Sustainable Plant Systems: Fresh Produce Safety

    Bachelor of Science

    Learn the fundamental plant and soil science principles, food safety fundamentals, techniques aimed at developing improved crop plants, and the best practices for managing fi elds, greenhouses, and agricultural crops. This degree prepares students for careers in modern agriculture, land management, and agronomic crop production in the Western United States and throughout the world. This degree satisfi es the requirements for the Crop Advising/Pest Applicators license.

     2+2
  • Systems Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Systems Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

    Systems engineers are experts in the interaction of machines, people, materials, energy, software and hardware. For example, students earning the Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering complete projects and conduct research in supply chain management, smart manufacturing, transportation, autonomous surveillance, and many others. They gain proficiency in how systems interact with one another other and society. Systems engineering undergrads have worked on exciting projects with major agencies and high-profile industry partners. Undergraduates master skills for careers in all industry segments.

     2+2
  • Systems Engineering

    Master of Science

    Systems Engineering

    Master of Science

    Master of Science in Systems Engineering develops the skills to design, model, and analyze advanced systems of diverse components — from software and hardware to the operators who employ them. Throughout your course of study, you’ll work with expert faculty to build on your practical abilities and develop comprehensive solutions that maximize efficiency. The program not only cultivates advanced technical knowledge, but also the strategic problem-solving and decision-making skills to lead projects that meet requirements, stay on budget, and function reliably for years to come.

  • 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 mglang@arizona.edu

     

  • Teaching and Learning (MA)

    Master of Arts

    Teaching and Learning (MA)

    Master of Arts

    Designed for practicing educators interested in career growth, transitioning into academia, or focusing on a particular subject area within their teaching practice, the Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching and Learning leads to positions in schools and informal education institutions or serves as preparation for doctoral programs. Students pursue an area of specialization, allowing them to create a flexible program that achieves their goals. This program is delivered through synchronous Zoom sessions, allowing students across Arizona to participate and learn together. For more information, click here: https://grad.arizona.edu/catalog/programinfo/TLMA

     

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Student & Alumni Stories

Aaron Yepez

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.”

Aaron

Biosystems Engineering, Bachelor of Science

Meredith from Yuma

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.”

Meredith

Sustainable Plant Systems, Bachelor of Science

Julia Sanchez

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.”

Julia

Family Studies and Human Development, Bachelor of Science

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