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The online General Catalog is the University of Arizona's official document of record for department, college and university-wide information related to academic programs.  The Catalog is available online only.

If you would like assistance using the Catalog Web site, please contact the Catalog Team at catalog@arizona.edu.

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Top of Page Academic Calendar

This is the official, Faculty Senate approved, Academic Calendar for the University of Arizona.  Many policies, procedures, and deadlines are coordinated with the Academic Calendar.  It is very important to be aware of the dates for registration, withdrawal, and other academic procedures.  Also see the Schedule of Classes' External Link Important Dates and Deadlines.

Top of Page Academic Policies:

This section includes current university-wide academic policies.  They include information about graduation requirements, grade appeal, academic integrity, and other policies that bear directly on progress towards completion of an undergraduate degree.  Additional policies related to specific degree programs and majors can be found by consulting information provided by the offering unit.  Links to academic unit home pages are provided on the Catalog's college and department pages.

Top of Page College and Department Information

Each academic, degree-granting unit at the University has an information section in the General Catalog which includes these items, where applicable:

  • contact information for the academic unit (address, phone, email, link to home page)
  • courses of instruction offered by the unit
  • faculty members in the unit (see Faculty Members below)
  • degrees, majors, minors, and options offered by the unit
  • a general description of the discipline(s) and the academic programs offered
  • college sections also have a list of their academic departments and schools

For more information contact the academic units directly.

Top of Page Course Descriptions: 

Descriptions of approved UA courses of instruction for the specified term, by academic unit.  Use the course description information in tandem with the External Link Schedule of Classes when planning your course schedule.  Courses that are offered for the given term are linked to the up-to-the minute course offerings/availability information in the Schedule of Classes.

See Key to Course Descriptions for explanations of each element.  See the Course Numbering System page for explanations of course numbers.

For course descriptions from 1993-95 forward, see the All UA Academic Catalogs page.  To request copies of course descriptions from General Catalogs prior to1993-95, please contact:

Office of the Registrar
Phone: (520) 621-3432, M-F 8-5
Email: ksm3@email.arizona.edu
The University of Arizona
Modern Languages Building Room 347
PO Box 210067
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0067

Top of Page Faculty Members

UA faculty members listed alphabetically by last name (also available in the Catalog by department and college).  Including their year of catalog eligibility (year they became a voting member of the Faculty Senate), title, budgeted department, and educational training with degree type, year, and institution name.  These faculty are permanent, tenure track faculty, multi-year lecturers, emeritus faculty, or faculty on continuing status.

Top of Page General Education and Foundations

This page summarized the University-wide General Education and Foundations requirements for undergraduates.

Top of Page Major/Degree Requirements (APRRs)

Undergraduate Academic Program Requirements Reports (APRRs) list all of the specific requirements for completing an undergraduate degree program, including minimum number of units required for graduation, general education requirements, course requirements, and others. The department or college that administers the degree also appears on the APRR.  Students need to be familiar with the APRR associated with their degree program.  Also see the Student Responsibility and Degree Requirements Policy.

Majors and degrees are also listed in the Catalog by college and department.

Top of Page Minor Requirements: 

Undergraduate Minor Requirements Reports list all the requirements for completing an undergraduate minor, including minimum number of units required for the minor, number of upper-division units required, and specific core courses, if any. The department that administers the minor also appears on the report. Students need to be familiar with the minor report associated with their minor program. Also see the Student Responsibility and Degree Requirements Policy.

Undergraduate minors are also listed in the Catalog by college and department.

Top of Page Use of the Official Seal and the External Link Graphic

Official Seal of The University of Arizona The Official Seal of The University of Arizona is located at the top of each page of the 2000-01 General Catalog.  The Seal designates that the online General Catalog is an official University document of record for academic information and policy.
Designates an External Link The globe graphic is used to identify links that are external to the General Catalog, such as department or college home pages.

Top of Page Tips for Printing Catalog Pages

We have designed the Catalog so that each page fits horizontally when printed on regular 8.5" wide paper.  Below are some helpful tips to control other aspects of your printed output.

Printing only a portion of a Web page:  1) One option is to copy the critical text that you want to print, and then paste it into another program, like Word or Notepad, and print from that program.  2) Most browsers give you the option to specify a range of page numbers for printing.  To do this, select FILE, PRINT and  enter your desired page range in the Print Dialog Box.  Some versions of Netscape offer a convenient FILE, PRINT PREVIEW so that you can scroll down and note which page numbers you want to print before you decide on the page range. 

Adding helpful information to printed output:  Most Web browsers give you the option to add helpful header and footer information to your printed output, such as:  the document title, location (URL), date printed, page numbers, etc.   Simply choose FILE, PAGE SETUP, make your choices, and Click OK.  This information can come in very handy, especially when you refer back to these pages after a period of time.

Printing linked pages:  Newer versions of the Internet Explorer browser allow you to print a Web page as well as all the pages that are linked from it.  Choose FILE, PRINT and check the box that says "print all linked documents". Careful choosing this option!  Be sure to browse through all the linked pages beforehand, or you may end up printing way more pages than you need.

Top of Page The General Catalog Team

Curriculum & Registration...
maintains and develops the online Catalog Web site; provides the academic calendar, academic policies, course descriptions, major/degree requirements (APRRs), and minor requirements

Academic Units...
provide the college and department information

UAInfo Implementation Team...
provides the technical support for and maintains the major/degree requirements (APRRs) and minor requirements

Human Resources and a College of Medicine programmer...
maintains and provides the technical support for the faculty member information

Top of Page Contact Us to Update or Correct Information

To update information related to your academic unit or if you suspect that any information is in error, please contact the General Catalog Team:

Comments and suggestions about the Catalog Web site are always welcome.

Thank you!


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