The Student Experience

We are committed to graduating capable, skilled and engaged citizens who have the knowledge and skills to become leaders in the 21st century. 

At the undergraduate level, our academic programs teach students how to discover and process information, think critically, communicate effectively, and make informed decisions. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is committed to graduating capable, skilled and engaged employees and citizens.

In our professional programs, we train undergraduate and graduate students in human language technologies, geographical information systems, library resources and information science, journalism, and public administration and government service.

Scholarships are plentiful. For the 2016-17 school year, we'll offer at least 161 scholarships worth nearly $800,000. (Maybe more!)

Our academic graduate programs produce the next generation of scholar-teachers and community leaders. No university can maintain its status among the elite institutions of higher learning without a portfolio of competitive and highly ranked graduate programs, and our programs have helped the University attain its distinctive recognition as one of the nation’s top 20 public universities. Our graduates go on to teach the next generation of students in universities throughout the world.

Among the many advantages of our student experience in the Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona:

Students at graduation

  • exposure to challenging, engaging, and relevant topics from some of the top professors in their fields, including one-on-one experiences with faculty through independent study, directed research, and preceptorships.
  • world class educational experiences that build on traditions of scholarship that have provided lasting insights while expanding frontiers of discovery through new technologies, methods, and theories.
  • workforce skill development through opportunities to engage with partners - corporate and nonprofit - in Southern Arizona, around the state, and beyond.
  • introduction to a variety of cultural perspectives and intellectual philosophies critical for both professional leadership development and personal fulfillment.

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