About the College

About the College

We work to investigate ideas, transform social conditions, and tell unheard stories. We prepare students, engage in research, and collaborate with community partners to address everyday challenges, be thoughtful problem-solvers, and build solidarity with others across the world. We are rooted in the unique sense of place in our Borderlands region.

Undergraduate Impact and Engagement

With more than 30 SBS majors to choose from, our students can explore a range of subjects from ancient philosophy to artificial intelligence.

SBS students receive a broad-based liberal arts education and engage in hands-on learning. They cultivate skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and technology. Skills that help them stay future-proof and shape the world.

Competitive Graduate Programs

The College of SBS has a portfolio of competitive and highly ranked graduate programs. Nine of our graduate programs are nationally ranked in the top 25, including a top 5 anthropology program, the top 2 creative nonfiction program, and the number 1 political philosophy program.

Visionary Faculty

Whether it is conducting research on gun violence or writing poetry about science, our world-class faculty are illuminating the human experience and working to understand the world’s most entrenched problems. They share that expertise with our students – in the classroom and through shared research experiences.

Our dedicated faculty include 16 Regents Professors, three MacArthur “genius” award winners, and numerous Fulbright and Guggenheim fellows.

Connecting with Our Community

As part of a land grant university, the College of SBS is committed to sustained community engagement. We currently have a variety of educational events, lifelong learning courses, and community partnerships.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.