Academic Programs

 

Applied Computing: Information Management

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The Information Management emphasis prepares students for careers in database administration, data analysis and engineering, web development and information architecture. Students learn the foundations of database systems, web design and programming, data visualization and analysis, as well as methods for visualizing, managing, and analyzing information. Students with an Associates of Applied Science degree from community college can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

Applied Computing: Network Operations

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

Our modern world depends on complex communications and computing network to function properly and safely. Network Operations professionals are the people that defend these networks and ensure they operate at peak performance. Network Operations students learn the engineering and operational activities required to create, operate and defend these networks. The curriculum includes theory, operational labs, modern network architecture, advanced routing and switching, systems administration, cloud computing, network defense, wireless networking and network security. Network Operations graduates are prepared to take on a wide variety of IT-related positions in the private, public and government sectors. Students with an Associates of Applied Science degree from community college can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

Applied Computing: Software Development

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

Students in the Software Development emphasis learn a variety of software fundamentals, including object-oriented and system programming, UNIX, mobile app development, web programming and secure computing. Students learn by doing and create a variety of software applications under the guidance of faculty. The Software Development emphasis prepares students for a variety of positions, including Software and Web developer, Data Engineer, Mobile App Developer and Data Analyst positions. Students with an Associates of Applied Science degree from community college can transfer up to 75 credits to the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

Applied Science: Administration of Justice

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Administration of Justice offers an interdisciplinary approach to criminal justice, procedural constitutional rights, contemporary issues in law enforcement, terrorism, immigration and border security, with an emphasis on research, analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Students with an Associates of Applied Science degree from Community College can transfer up to 75 credits to a specific UA program.

Early Childhood

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood instills knowledge of curriculum design, pedagogy, classroom management and human development and behavior. Emphasis on effective written and communication skills will provide a strong foundation for working and interacting with young children from birth-eight years old. Students with an Associates of Applied Science degree from community college can transfer up to 75 credits to a specific University of Arizona program. The BAS in Early Childhood program does not lead to teacher certification in Arizona.

Elementary Education

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Pathways to Teaching is a new, innovative College of Education Teacher Preparation Program that seeks to “grow our own” teachers by supporting Tucson-area residents in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an ESL endorsement. Developed by Marcy Wood, Pathways Program Director, the program is a collaboration between the college’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and Sunnyside, Nogales, Douglas, and Sierra Vista Unified School District. Pathways to Teaching offers students an opportunity for their community to invest in them as a future educator for local schools. Prior to submitting this application, you must first complete the professional admissions process to Pathways To Teaching with the College of Education. Please contact Maria Orozco at morozco1@arizona.edu to get started.

General Studies: Economy and Industry

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of General 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.

General Studies: Science, Technology, Health, & Society

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of General Studies

Science, Technology, Health and Society develops critical awareness of the methods and limits of scientific inquiry, while fostering observational and analytical skills and skills in quantitative analysis and deductive reasoning. Selected courses will focus on the ability to identify and apply specific knowledge and skills in the STHS disciplines to solve problems effectively.

General Studies: Social Behavior and Human Understanding

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of General Studies

Social Behavior and Human Understanding provides a basis for understanding social systems and the interactions of individuals and societies. Selected courses should 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.

Government and Public Service

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Service prepares students for careers in federal, state and local government; business; law enforcement; international and nonprofit organizations; journalism; and other professions, as well as graduate school and law school. It offers a well-balanced program that explores both theory and practice. Courses focus on American government and institutions, intelligence and security, and law and justice. The coursework promotes important skills, such as how to research efficiently and effectively, analyze data accurately, think critically about implications, and draw conclusions that will lead to new knowledge as well as practical solutions for the modern world.

Human Services

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Human Services provides knowledge of human behavior and development, program planning, social issues and counseling and mediation. Students develop administrative skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in order to address contemporary issues in human services organization. Students with an Associates of Applied Science degree from community college can transfer up to 75 credits to a specific University of Arizona program.

Intelligence and Information Operations: Information Warfare

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations prepares graduates for occupations in defense; the Intelligence Community; federal, state, and local law enforcement; and private industry. The curriculum includes intelligence operations, information warfare, and cybersecurity content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate. The BAS degree in Intelligence & Information Operations offers three subplans, both in-person and fully online: Operational Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence, or Information Warfare. The Information Warfare track is focused on both offensive and defensive Information Operations. This track provides graduates with the skills necessary to detect, protect, and craft advanced information operation campaigns. The Operational Intelligence track meets all of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) academic requirements.

Intelligence and Information Operations: Law Enforcement Intelligence

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations prepares graduates for occupations in defense; the Intelligence Community; federal, state, and local law enforcement; and private industry. The curriculum includes intelligence operations, information warfare, and cybersecurity content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate. The BAS degree in Intelligence & Information Operations offers three subplans, both in-person and fully online: Operational Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence, or Information Warfare. The Law Enforcement Intelligence track is focused on Intelligence driven policing, forensic analysis, and information sharing. The Law Enforcement Intelligence track conforms to major Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agency academic requirements while also meeting the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) academic requirements.

Intelligence and Information Operations: Operational Intelligence

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations prepares graduates for occupations in defense; the Intelligence Community; federal, state, and local law enforcement; and private industry. The curriculum includes intelligence operations, information warfare, and cybersecurity content delivered within our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate. The BAS degree in Intelligence & Information Operations offers three subplans, both in-person and fully online: Operational Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence, or Information Warfare. The Operational Intelligence track is a defense focused intelligence collection, synchronization, and analysis program that prepares graduates for immediate employment within the Intelligence Community. The Operational Intelligence track meets all of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Community - Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) academic requirements.

Organizational Leadership & Regional Commerce: Regional Commerce Emphasis

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Regional Commerce provides graduates with the critical business, leadership, communication, and management skills needed to be immediately employable in professional management and supervisory positions. Students learn the psychology behind effective leadership, the core tenants of business practice, the fundamentals of organizational behavior and team leadership, as well as participate in hands-on project management. Students may choose from one of the two emphasis areas: Organizational Leadership or Regional Commerce. Students with an Associate of Applied Science degree from an AZ community college can transfer up to 75 credits to a UA Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The Regional Commerce emphasis provides students with the necessary skills and competencies for careers in government organizations, private businesses and corporations, import-export/broker industries, local merchants, and small business ownership. This emphasis provides students with the fundamental business knowledge and required skills to analyze and understand the various factors driving economic growth and change in regional settings such as border communities or rural areas.

Psychology

Length of Program:
8 Semesters at Douglas

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

The BA in Psychology emphasizes the fundamental principles of Psychology that can be applied to solve practical problems related to human behavior and society. You’ll gain a broad education in Psychology that is relevant to many fields, including counseling and therapy, social work, education, physical health and wellness, marketing and sales, law and forensics, environmental sustainability, and human resources. The BA program emphasizes real-world applications through community engagement, and is designed for students who want marketable skills they can use to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation.