The online General Catalog is the University of Arizona's
official document of record for department, school, college, and university-wide
information related to academic programs.
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
Dates and Deadlines and the
Payment Dates and
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 department pages.
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
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
For more information contact the academic units directly.
Descriptions of all UA credit courses of instruction are
listed in the General Catalog by academic unit. Use the course descriptions
in tandem with the
of Classes when planning your class schedule. Courses that are
offered for the given term are linked to the up-to-the minute Schedule of Classes.
See the Key to Course
Descriptions and the Course
Numbering System for more information.
Previous Years' Course Descriptions:
From 1993 forward: available online, select from previous General
Prior to 1993: available for copying at the
main library's reference area.
If you would like copies sent to you the fee is $5 per course
UA faculty members are listed
alphabetically by last name and by department. The lists are generated in mid-February and mid-August each
year and include:
track faculty, multi-year lecturers, emeritus faculty, and faculty on
year of Catalog eligibility (year they became a voting
member of the Faculty Senate)
education/training, with type of degree(s) received, year awarded, and
A summary of the University-wide General Education
and Foundations program for undergraduates with links to the full
requirements and related policies.
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.
Students need to be familiar with the APRR associated with their
degree program. Also see the Student
Responsibility and Degree Requirements Policy. Majors are listed in the Catalog
3 ways: by department, by college,
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. Students need to be familiar with the minor
report associated with their minor program. Also see the Student
Responsibility and Degree Requirements Policy. Minors are listed in the Catalog
2 ways: by department and alphabetically.
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located at the top of each page of the General
Catalog. The Seal designates that the online General
Catalog is an official University document of record for
academic information and policy.
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identify links that are external to the General Catalog site, such
as department or college home pages.
Printing Catalog Pages
The General Catalog is available
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
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
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, OPTIONS 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
The General Catalog Team
of Curriculum and Registration...
maintains and develops the Catalog Web site; provides the academic calendar, academic
policies, course descriptions, major and minor
provide the college, school, and department information
UAInfo Implementation Team...
provides the technical support for the major and minor requirements
Human Resources and the College of Medicine...
provide the faculty member information and technical support
Updates and Corrections to Catalog Information
To update information related to your academic unit see instructions below.
If you suspect that
any Catalog information is in error, please contact the Curriculum and Registration Office:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no attachments please)
- Phone: (520) 626-5473
- Fax: (520) 621-3665
- Administration Building, Room 313
Contact information for your department, school, or college may be
updated by sending email to email@example.com.
Ideally, the phone number and email address provided are answered every day,
Course description corrections and updates may be submitted through
the Course Approval/FormLink process. Each academic unit has a
designated person for this system. See the
for details, including critical deadlines and your department's authorized
signatory agents and contacts.
Descriptive text about your programs and disciplines may be updated
by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's ideal if the answer to "What is [your discipline]?" is clearly
stated, using language that high school sophomores and juniors can easily
Faculty member lists are generated in
mid-February and mid-September each year. The data comes directly from PSOS and
an appointed personnel database. The department, school, and college-specific
lists include only those faculty that have a
budget line in the unit and are either permanent, tenure track faculty,
multi-year lecturers, emeritus faculty, or faculty on continuing status.
Please consult your department payroll representative before submitting corrections
Major and Minor requirement updates are due each
December 15th for the following catalog year. Updates may be mailed to the
Curriculum Office, CCIT 337, with attention to the On Course administrator.
Please call or email if you have any questions about the updating process.