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  • SBS Units
    The college is made up of 31 schools, departments, and centers (collectively, we refer to these as units). Our units offer broad-based liberal arts education and research. 
  • SBS Degrees
    We offer 28 degree programs focusing on employability skills, critical thinking, interdisciplinary exploration, social justice, and opportunities for self-discovery. 
  • Graduate Studies
    Through the Graduate College, SBS offers 25 masters and 16 Ph.D. programs with a research focus. We also offer professional certificate and degree programs.
  • SBS Community and Outreach
    Our college is committed to supporting communities in Southern Arizona and around the world through outreach, education, and research.  
  • SBS Events
    Lecture series, national speakers, important debates, panel discussions on critical issues, and community fun... we have events almost year round.
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    Learn about new research findings , the impact of recent donations, and the accomplishments of our students and faculty.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon to Thu
Sep 26 to Sep 29
Banned Books Week
(All day)
Mon to Thu
Oct 03 to Oct 06
Germany Meets the United States
(All day)
Mon Oct 10
Drawing Political Lines: The Great Cartoon Debate of 2016
7:30 PM
Fri to Sun
Oct 14 to Oct 16
UA Family Weekend
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Fri Oct 14
SBS Honors Ceremony
3:45 PM
Wed Oct 19
Downtown Series: Conversations on Privacy
6:00 PM

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Academic Units

  • Department of American Indian Studies

    Department of American Indian Studies

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    Department of American Indian Studies

    American Indian Studies seeks to develop a strong understanding of the languages, cultures, and sovereignty of American Indians/Alaska Natives, which honors our ancestors and their wisdom.”

    American Indian Studies maintains productive scholarship, teaching, research, and community development; and provides unique opportunities for students and scholars to explore issues from American Indian perspectives which place the land, its history and the people at the center.”

    American Indian Studies promotes Indian self-determination, self-governance, and strong leadership as defined by Indian nations, tribes, and communities, all of which originated from the enduring beliefs and philosophies of our ancestors.”

  • The School of Anthropology

    The School of Anthropology

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    The School of Anthropology

    The School of Anthropology enjoys a long tradition of academic excellence, and today is ranked one of the top five programs in the United States. Well respected by researchers throughout the world, it is home to a diverse community of anthropologists who study all aspects of human life, from our hominid origins millions of years ago to the vast diversity of populations living in the world today.

  • The Department of Communication

    The Department of Communication

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    The Department of Communication

    The Department of Communication examines human message systems, focusing particularly on the ways in which human beings create, exchange, and are affected by messages.

    Faculty and graduate student teaching and research interests include communication technology, health communication, interpersonal communication, mass communication, political communication, and organizational/small group communication.

  • Department of Economics

    Department of Economics

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    Department of Economics

    The Arizona Economics Department is the home of the Economic Science Laboratory, the world’s pioneer in experimental and behavioral economics for teaching and research, as well as the Institute for Behavioral Economics and the Office of Economic Education

  • Department of English

    Department of English

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    Department of English

    The Department of English at the University of Arizona is one of the nation’s most dynamic places to study LiteratureCreative Writing,Rhetoric and CompositionApplied Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language, Writing, Film and Media, Cultural Studies, and much more.

  • Women's Plaza of Honor

    Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

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    Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

    The Department of Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Arizona stands at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary feminist research and curriculum. Founded as a program in 1975 and gaining full departmental status in 1997, GWS currently offers BA, MA/JD, and PhD degree programs, and its renowned faculty—composed of 13 core faculty and over 60 affiliates—work in a wide range of areas including: 

    • Queer Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; Chicana/Latina Studies; Migration and Borderlands Studies
    • LGBTQ Studies; Transgender Studies
    • Feminist Transnational Cultural Studies
    • Feminist Science and Technology Studies
    • Critical Health and Body Studies
    • Feminist Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • School of Geography and Development

    School of Geography and Development

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    School of Geography and Development

    Faculty and graduate student research interests range broadly, including the sustainability of cities; social theory and culture; climatology and environmental impacts in the American Southwest; economic development; landscape ecology and forest restoration; human impacts of global climate change; geographic epidemiology; international development and environmental sustainability; conflict over the public presentation of ethnic identity; local government restructuring; spatial interaction modeling; American migration; European fertility; GIS/visualization; environmental policy;  and remote sensing of fire-induced vegetation change.

  • School of Government and Public Policy

    School of Government and Public Policy

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    School of Government and Public Policy

    Civic leadership and civil discourse are at the heart of our undergraduate programs. Our goal is to train citizens for effective participation in public affairs in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in ways that enrich our democratic political system, market economy, and civil society.

  • Department of History

    Department of History

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    Department of History

    From the intimacies of family life to the dynamics of the workplace, from the building of communities to the formation of nation states, from histories of global climate change to transcontinental pandemics, from acts of faith and piety to scientific inquiry and discovery, our discipline studies every dimension of the human experience in all its diversity.

  • School of Information

    School of Information

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    School of Information

    Our faculty will advise you about the many options you will have upon graduation whether you want to be an academic or a public librarian, an information systems manager, or a children's librarian. From archives to information architecture, you will gain a foundation here that can openly lead to many opportunities.

  • School of Journalism

    School of Journalism

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    School of Journalism

    The school has a strong tradition of training journalists the fundamentals that will help them succeed in any career, whether print, broadcast or online. Students learn how to gather information, critically analyze it, and communicate it effectively, accurately, and ethically. Specialties include international journalism, science/environmental journalism, and public affairs journalism, led by faculty who have professional experience from the New York Times, National Geographic, and other world-class news organizations. Active research includes how journalists visually portray war, dangers to journalists along the U.S.-Mexico border, the history of the radical press, and freedom of information around the world.

  • Center for Judaic Studies

    Center for Judaic Studies

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    Center for Judaic Studies

    Our goal is to transmit, interpret and critique Jewish historical, religious, and cultural traditions for the benefit of present and future generations.

  • Late Medieval and Reformation Studies

    Late Medieval and Reformation Studies

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    Late Medieval and Reformation Studies

    Reuniting three fields—late medieval, Reformation, and early modern history—which in the European tradition were long separated along confessional lines, the Division promotes graduate research transcending these demarcations. At the same time, it encompasses social, political, religious, economic, and cultural developments in early modern Europe.

  • Center for Latin American Studies

    Center for Latin American Studies

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    Center for Latin American Studies

    LAS hosts an outstanding faculty with particular strengths in Mexico, Brazil, Environmental Studies, Border Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Women’s Studies. With over 140 affiliated faculty and more than 120 courses, the program offers BA and MA degrees, along with a PhD minor.  MA students have the option of completing joint degrees with Public Administration, Public Health or Law.

  • Department of Linguistics

    Department of Linguistics

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    Department of Linguistics

    Have you ever wondered why we say "feet" rather than "foots"? Or how a child at the age of 3 has a vocabulary of 14,000 words but can't tie her own shoes? Or what we do with our mouths to make a b sound different from a p? Or why we rarely say what we actually mean?

  • The Department of Mexican American Studies

    The Department of Mexican American Studies

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    The Department of Mexican American Studies

    The Department of Mexican American Studies is committed to contemporary applied public policy research on Mexican Americans. As the leading public policy research center addressing issues of concern to this minority group in Arizona, the Department works collaboratively with key community agencies in promoting leadership and empowerment of Mexican Americans within the state and the nation. 

  • School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies

    School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies

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    School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies

    The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies is a multi-disciplinary unit focusing on the region extending from Morocco to Afghanistan which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies) and undergraduate and graduate studies in culture, history, religion, politics and conflict.

  • The Department of Philosophy

    The Department of Philosophy

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    The Department of Philosophy

    The study of philosophy is central to the mission of every great university. Through an excellent undergraduate major and an internationally distinguished graduate program, the University of Arizona Department of Philosophy offers students abundant opportunities to think deeply, analytically and autonomously about questions fundamental to the place of the person in the natural and social world. 

  • School of Sociology

    School of Sociology

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    School of Sociology

    The School of Sociology at the University of Arizona houses a highly ranked Ph.D. program in Sociology, a BA in Sociology, a new B.S. in Care, Health, and Society, and contributes courses to the Sports and Society track in the Bachelor of General Studies. We maintain our commitment to being a first-rate research program in sociology.

Centers & Institutes

  • Binational Migration Institute

    Binational Migration Institute

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    Binational Migration Institute

    Unlike other immigration studies centers in the U.S., BMI’s interdisciplinary focus has been shaped by the unavoidable issues in our own backyard, especially the ways in which immigration policies and practices impact the lives of hundreds-of-thousands of migrants and Arizona residents.

  • Center for Border and Global Journalism - border wall

    Center for Border and Global Journalism

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    Center for Border and Global Journalism

    The Center for Border & Global Journalism (CBGJ) at the University of Arizona School of Journalism develops initiatives to enable students and professional journalists to meet the challenges – and growing peril – of reporting across frontiers.

  • Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment

    Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment

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    Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment

    The Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment has developed from a long tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration between leading scholars in anthropologydendrochronologyradiocarbon analysis and geosciences at the University of Arizona.

  • The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

    The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

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    The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

    Photo by Michael Zaccaria, 2010, Turkey

    CMES was created in 1975 with federal and University support and has grown to include 117 members, 89 of whom are faculty. The Center supports and promotes Middle East language and Middle East studies-related teaching and research throughout the University, and fosters understanding of the Middle East through an extensive program of outreach to schools and the wider community.

  • Center for Compassion Studies

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    Center for Compassion Studies

    The Center for Compassion Studies was established to encourage investigation of the impact of compassion and contemplative practices on individual, group and environmental well-being, as well as to promote the availability of education and training in the cultivation of compassion. The first of its kind in the Southwest, the University of Arizona's Center for Compassion Studies joins several institutions of higher education in the pursuit of understanding the impact of the intentional cultivation of compassion,and expanding the availability of evidence-based methods and techniques for those interested in this form of contemplative practice.

  • Center for Digital Society and Data Studies

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    Center for Digital Society and Data Studies

    Welcome to the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies. This center aims to bridge disciplinary, geographic, methodological, and paradigmatic divides in order to address some of the large technology, data, and related human-use issues faced today, including those surrounding privacy, data curation, digitizing information, how to organize data in a way that makes it useful, and how to manage tensions relative to individual identities around the globe.

  • The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

    The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

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    The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

    The Center's mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the ideals of freedom and responsibility along four dimensions: published research, undergraduate education, graduate education, and community outreach.

  • National Institute for Civil Discourse

    National Institute for Civil Discourse

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    National Institute for Civil Discourse

    The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) was established in May of 2011 after the tragic Tucson shooting which killed six people and wounded thirteen others including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford. All were participating in a “Congress on your Corner” event, a fundamental act of democracy.

  • Center for Regional Food Studies

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    Center for Regional Food Studies

    Tucson is buzzing with the news that it has become the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S. and one of three cities selected to join the United Nations Creative Cities Network this year. While our research team played a key role in spearheading that effort over the last three years, the best is yet to come. With the creation of the new center we are now ready and willing to serve the needs of Tucson in making the City of Gastronomy designation a success. We believe this new designation will help all U.S./Mexico border states foster a more just, healthful, sustainable, and resilient regional food economy.

  • Rombach Institute on Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections

    Rombach Institute on Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections

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    Rombach Institute on Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections

    The Rombach Institute on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections was originally founded in 1997 through the generous support of the late Lionel E. Rombach.  The mission of this Institute has always been to advance the knowledge, pursuit and evaluation of significant public policy issues as they relate to the field of criminal justice.

  • Southwest Institute for Research on Women

    Southwest Institute for Research on Women

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    Southwest Institute for Research on Women

    The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) was founded in 1979 as a regional research and resource institute. SIROW’s region includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and northwestern Mexico. SIROW’s mission is to develop, conduct, and disseminate collaborative outreach, education, intervention, and research projects of importance to diverse groups. Faculty, staff and students work locally, nationally and internationally with numerous University of Arizona colleges and departments, other institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, Native American tribes, governmental agencies and community-based organizations. SIROW’s projects focus on health and wellness, legal issues, education, employment, women’s history, and the arts.

  • The Southwest Center

    The Southwest Center

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    The Southwest Center

    The Southwest Center carries out the land grant mission of the University of Arizona by creating partnerships with Sonora and Mexico, contributing substantially to scholarship and research on diverse cultures native to the Southwest, and representing to the larger world the University’s regional interest and expertise. 

  • Turkish Studies

    Arizona Center for Turkish Studies

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    Arizona Center for Turkish Studies

    The Arizona Center for Turkish Studies [ACTS] is a research center bringing together a large and growing interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from across the University of Arizona campus, visiting scholars, and partner institution students to generate scholarship on Turkish society, history, politics, economy, environment, literature, film, art, architecture and music. ACTS is dedicated to broadly conceived, innovative approaches to the past and present of the peoples and cultures of contemporary Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, as well as their diasporas.

Upcoming Events

Mon to Thu
Sep 26 to Sep 29
Banned Books Week
(All day)
Mon to Thu
Oct 03 to Oct 06
Germany Meets the United States
(All day)
Mon Oct 10
Drawing Political Lines: The Great Cartoon Debate of 2016
7:30 PM
Fri to Sun
Oct 14 to Oct 16
UA Family Weekend
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Fri Oct 14
SBS Honors Ceremony
3:45 PM
Wed Oct 19
Downtown Series: Conversations on Privacy
6:00 PM

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