Updates to Academic Structure: Majors, Minors & Certificates

Academic Structure and its elements are the policy and principles from which an academic institution is built. From the structure of the colleges to the degrees that are offered, the University's Academic Structure is a representation of academic actions approved through University governance for the academic operation of the institution. Components of the structure include things such as academic careers, academic departments, majors, minors, etc. Please visit Curricular Affairs for more information on the process of academic structure approvals.
Additions, updates, and other changes to the academic structure that were approved or activated in the 2023–2024 academic year are listed here. Changes made during previous academic years are linked at the bottom of this page. 

Academic Year 23-24, New Academic Programs (majors, minors, emphases, certificates)

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued First Term Admitted Notes 
Creative Intelligence & Innovation: BCII Aug 2023 Summer 2023  
Human Rights Practice: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Accelerated Master's Program between Human Rights Practice BA & MA
Software Engineering: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Accelerated Master's Program between Software Engineering BS and MS
Chemistry: AMP Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Accelerated Master's Program between Chemistry BS and MS
Data Science & Applied Statistics: PSM Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Correction to previous announcement as an MS degree
Software Engineering: PhD Oct 2023 Fall 2023  
Climate Change & Health: Public Health MPH Oct 2023 Spring 2024  
Healthcare Management: Graduate Certificate Oct 2023 Fall 2023  
Cyber Operations: Undergraduate Minor Oct 2023 Fall 2023  
Consumer, Market and Retail Studies: Applied Humanities BA Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Creative Intelligence & Innovation: Undergraduate Minor Nov 2023 Spring 2024  
General Management & Organizations: Graduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Topics in Entrepreneurship: Graduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Topics of Marketing: Graduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Health Law and Policy: Undergraduate Certificate Dec 2023 Spring 2024  
Human Rights Practice: Undergraduate Certificate Dec 2023 Fall 2023  
Emancipatory Education: Graduate Minor Dec 2023 Fall 2024  
Real Estate Valuation: Graduate Certificate Dec 2023 Fall 2024  
Quantum Information Science & Engineering: Engineering ME Jan 2024 Spring 2024  
Cyber Operations: Graduate Certificate Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
Microelectronics Packaging: Graduate Certificate Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
Semiconductor Processing: Graduate Certificate Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
Materials Science & Engineering Fundamentals: Graduate Certificate Mar 2023 Fall 2024  
Semiconductor Manufacturing: Undergraduate Minor Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
Teaching Online by Design: Undergraduate Minor Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
The Science of Cannabis: Undergraduate Certificate Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
Inclusive Leadership in Sport and Recreation: Graduate Certificate Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
Sport and Recreation Management: Graduate Certificate Mar 2024 Fall 2024  
International Affairs: Political Science BA Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from Foreign Affairs: Political Science BA
Political Science: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Summer 2024  
Bilingual: Early Childhood Education BAED Apr 2024 Fall 2024  
English as a Second Language: Early Childhood Education BAED Apr 2024 Fall 2024  
Public Affairs: BS Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from Public Management & Policy BS
Software Engineering: Graduate Minor Apr 2024 Summer 2024  
Agronomy and Horticulture: Sustainable Plant Systems BS Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from Agronomy emphasis
Artificial Intelligence: BS Apr 2024 Fall 2024  
Neuroscience: BS May 2024 Fall 2024  
Neuroscience & Human Health: Neuroscience BS May 2024 Fall 2024  
Integrated Neuroscience - Molecular, Cellular & Systems Neuroscience: Neuroscience BS May 2024 Fall 2024  
Neuroscience, Communication & Public Health Policy: Neuroscience BS May 2024 Fall 2024  
Thematic: Neuroscience BS May 2024 Fall 2024  
Applied Mathematics: AMP May 2024 Fall 2024 Accelerated Master's Program between Mathematics: BS and Applied Mathematics: MS
Live and Screened Performance: BA May 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from Theatre Arts: BA
Fashion Industry's Science and Technology: Undergraduate Minor May 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from Fashion and Consumers: Undergraduate Minor
Mineral Resource Geology: Graduate Certificate May 2024 Fall 2024  
Enterprise Leadership: Undergraduate Certificate June 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from Organizational Leadership: Undergraduate Certificate
Enterprise Leadership: Undergraduate Minor June 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from Organizational Leadership: Undergraduate Minor
Financial Therapy: Graduate Certificate June 2024 Fall 2025  
Design for Health Innovation: Graduate Certificate June 2024 June 2024  

Academic Year 23-24, Changes to Academic Programs (majors, minors, emphases, certificates)

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued Term Effective Notes 
Library Information Sciences: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Association to Law: BA added
International Security Studies: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Association to Criminal Justice Studies: BS added
Game Design & Development: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science & Technology: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Games & Behavior: BA Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science & Art: BA Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science & eSociety: BA Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Clinical Translational Science: PhD Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Health Sciences Graduate Studies
Clinical Translational Science: MS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Health Sciences Graduate Studies
Clinical Translational Science: Graduate Minor Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Health Sciences Graduate Studies
Genetic Counseling: MS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Clinical Health Professions
Physical Therapy: DPT Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Clinical Health Professions
Physician Assistant: MPAP Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Clinical Health Professions
Nutritional Sciences: Undergraduate Minor Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Chandler, Douglas, & Nogales locations of Distance campus added
Microbiology: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to include Plant Sciences & Environmental Sciences
Science: BA Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Tucson location of Main campus added
Science: BS Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Tucson location of Main campus added
Nursing: DNP & Pharmacy: PD Sept 2023 Fall 2022 Created Dual Degree
Secondary Education: MED Sept 2023 Summer 2023 Distance campus and Desert Vista Location of Southern Arizona campus removed
Military Science & Leadership: Undergraduate Minor Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Pima Community College East location of Sierra Vista campus
Planetary Geoscience: BS Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Primary Owner updated to Geosciences
Software Engineering: MS Sept 2023 Spring 2024 Yuma location of Distance campus added
Health Behavior Health Promotion: Graduate Minor Oct 2023 Fall 2022 Phoenix location of Phoenix campus added
Teaching & Teacher Education: MED Oct 2023 Spring 2024 Required units decreased to 30
Cellular & Molecular Medicine: MS Oct 2023 Spring 2023 Last Admit Term added to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham location
Law: JD & Library Information Science: MA Oct 2023 Fall 2023 New Dual Degree
Climate Change & Health: Public Health MPH Nov 2023 Summer 2024 Online location of Online campus added
Aging & Population Health: Wellness Health & Public Practice BA Nov 2023 Fall 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Health Education: Wellness Health & Public Practice BA Nov 2023 Fall 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Health & Wellness: Wellness Health & Public Practice BA Nov 2023 Fall 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Cognition: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science BS Nov 2023 Spring 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Neurobiology: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science BS Nov 2023 Spring 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Thematic: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science BS Nov 2023 Spring 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Business Analytics: MS Dec 2023 Spring 2024 Online location of Arizona International campus added
Pharmaceutical Sciences: MS Dec 2023 Fall 2024 Online location of Online campus added
Bioethics: MA Dec 2023 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona International campus added
Bioethics: Graduate Certificate Dec 2023 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona International campus added
Aging & Population Health: Undergraduate Minor Dec 2023 Fall 2023 Chandler, Douglas, Nogales, and Yuma locations of Distance campus added
Global Health: Undergraduate Minor Dec 2023 Fall 2023 Chandler, Douglas, Nogales, and Yuma locations of Distance campus added
One Health: Undergraduate Minor Dec 2023 Fall 2023 Chandler, Douglas, Nogales, and Yuma locations of Distance campus added
Public Health: Undergraduate Minor Dec 2023 Fall 2023 Chandler, Douglas, Nogales, and Yuma locations of Distance campus added
Wellness & Health Promotion Practice: Undergraduate Minor Dec 2023 Fall 2023 Chandler, Douglas, Nogales, and Yuma locations of Distance campus added
Mexican American Studies: BA Dec 2023 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Landscape Architecture: AMP Dec 2023 Fall 2024 Association to Sustainable Plant Systems BA added
Non-Thesis: Pharmaceutical Sciences MS Jan 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Mild Moderate Disabilities: BSED Jan 2024 Fall 2024 Northern Kazakhstan University location of Arizona International campus added
Consumer, Market & Retail Studies: Applied Humanities BA Jan 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Aquaculture: Graduate Certificate Jan 2024 Fall 2024 Total units required reduced to 12
Bioethics: Graduate Certificate Feb 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Program Design & Evaluation: Graduate Minor Feb 2024 Summer 2024 Tucson location of Main campus added
Systems & Industrial Engineering: Graduate Minor Feb 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Real Estate Valuation: Graduate Certificate Feb 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Applied Biotechnology: BS Mar 2024 Fall 2024 Northern Kazakhstan University location of Arizona International campus added
Medical Pharmacology: Graduate Minor Mar 2024 Spring 2024 Phoenix location of Phoenix campus added
Health Law for Health Professionals: Graduate Certificate Mar 2024 Spring 2024 Phoenix location of Phoenix campus added
Regulatory Science: Graduate Certificate Mar 2024 Spring 2024 Phoenix location of Phoenix campus added
Educational Leadership: MED Apr 2024 Spring 2026 Distance location of Distance campus added
Law: LLM Apr 2024 Summer 2024 Shenzhen Financial Institution location of AZ International campus removed
Legal Studies: MSL Apr 2024 Summer 2024 Shenzhen Financial Institution location of AZ International campus removed
Plant Health Sciences: Plant Sciences BS Apr 2024 Fall 2023 AZ International campus removed
Sports Nutrition: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Summer 2024 Yuma location of Distance campus added
Software Engineering: BSSFE Apr 2024 Fall 2021 Dual Ownership between Systems & Industrial Engr (SIE) and Electrical & Computer Engr (ECE) corrected to Sole Ownership by SIE.
Software Engineering: MS Apr 2024 Fall 2023 Dual Ownership between Systems & Industrial Engr (SIE) and Electrical & Computer Engr (ECE) corrected to Sole Ownership by SIE.
Software Engineering: PhD Apr 2024 Fall 2023 Dual Ownership between Systems & Industrial Engr (SIE) and Electrical & Computer Engr (ECE) corrected to Sole Ownership by SIE.
Addiction and Substance Use: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Climate Change and Public Health: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Wellness and Health Promotion Practice: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Political Science: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Summer 2024 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Psychology: BA May 2024 Fall 2024 Jakarta-Sampoerna University location of Arizona International campus added
Thematic: Undergraduate Minor May 2024 Spring 2024 Hanoi Law University location of Arizona International campus added
Personal & Family Financial Planning: BS May 2024 Summer 2024 Chandler location of Distance campus removed
Public Health: MPH May 2024 Summer 2024 International Medical University location of Arizona International campus added
Business Analytics: MS May 2024 Summer 2024 Ownership updated to 3019 (School of Business Analytics)
Business Analytics: BSBA May 2024 Summer 2024 Ownership updated to 3019 (School of Business Analytics)
Graduate Non-Degree Seeking June 2024 Summer 2024 International Medical University location of Arizona International campus added
Public Health: Bachelor of Science June 2024 Fall 2024 Universidad del Valle de Mexico location of Arizona International campus added
General: Sustainable Built Environments BSSBE June 2024 Spring 2025 Online location of Arizona Online campus added
Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking June 2024 Fall 2024 Universidad del Valle de Mexico location of Arizona International campus added
Law: BA June 2024 Summer 2024 Douglas, Nogales, and Yuma locations of Distance campus added

 

Academic Year 23-24, Disestablishment of Academic Programs (majors, minors, emphases, certificates)

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued Last Term Admitted Notes 
Cross Categorial Special Education: Special Education MA Sept 2023 Fall 2023  
Learning Disabilities: Special Education MA Sept 2023 Fall 2023  
Theatre Production: BFA Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Military Families: Undergraduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Military Families: Graduate Certificate Dec 2023 Fall 2023  
Nutrition & Food Systems: Undergraduate Certificate Jan 2024 Fall 2023  
Nutrition & Food Systems: BS Jan 2024 Fall 2023  
Comparative Politics: Political Science BA Apr 2024 Spring 2024  
Foreign Affairs: Political Science BA Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed to International Affairs: Political Science BA
Ideas and Methods: Political Science BA Apr 2024 Spring 2024  
International Relations: Political Science BA Apr 2024 Spring 2024  
Government & Public Policy: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Spring 2024  
Public Management & Policy: BS Apr 2024 Spring 2024  
Precision Nutrition & Wellness: Undergraduate Minor Apr 2024 Fall 2024  
Precision Nutrition & Wellness: BS Apr 2024 Fall 2024  
Musical Theatre: BFA Apr 2024 Fall 2023  
Agronomy: Sustainable Plant Systems BS Apr 2024 Fall 2024 Replaced by Agronomy and Horticulture emphasis
Theatre Arts: BA May 2024 Summer 2024 Replaced by Live and Screened Performance: BA
Fashion and Consumers: Undergraduate Minor May 2024 Summer 2024 Replaced by Fashion Industry's Science and Technology: Undergraduate Minor
Early Childhood: BAPS May 2024 Spring 2024  
Government and Public Service: BA May 2024 Spring 2024  
Educational Leadership: EDS May 2024 Fall 2021  
Developmental Practice: MDP May 2024 Fall 2022  
Professional Studies in Health Science: Graduate Certificate May 2024 Spring 2017  
Behavior Support Specialist: Graduate Certificate May 2024 Spring 2018  
Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Law Continuing Education: High School Education Graduate Non-Degree Seeking May 2024 Spring 2024  
Public Administration: Graduate Minor May 2024 Fall 2014  

Academic Year 23-24, Other Academic Structure Updates

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued Term Effective Notes 
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence & Innovation Aug 2023 Summer 2023 New degree
UHNRS: W.A. Franke Honors College Aug 2023 Summer 2023 New program
UISCL: iSchool Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Former department within College of Social & Behavioral Sciences updated as separate college
College of Health Sciences Aug 2023 Summer 2023 New college created
Department of Clinical Health Professions Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Created within College of Health Sciences
Department of Health Sciences Graduate Studies Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Created within College of Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Life, & Environmental Sciences Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Renamed from College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
HSC: Subject Code Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Health Sciences
Health Sciences Administration Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Created within College of Health Sciences
HSC: Subject Code Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Ownership updated from COHS to COHS Admin
DPT: Subject Code Sept 2023 Summer 2023 Ownership updated from Medicine to Clinical Health Professions
PAP: Subject Code Sept 2023 Summer 2023 Ownership updated from Medicine to Clinical Health Professions
2501-APPL: Applied Mathematics, GIDP Dec 2023 Spring 2024 New Academic Organization
APPL: Subject Code Dec 2023 Summer 2024 Ownership updated from 2507 to 2501-APPL
BNAN: Subject Code Dec 2023 Fall 2023 Business Analytics
SRL: Subject Code Feb 2024 Fall 2024 Sport & Recreation Leadership
College of Information Science Mar 2024 Fall 2024 Renamed from iSchool
Shenzhen Finance Institute location Inactivated Apr 2024 Summer 2024  
International Medical University location May 2024 Summer 2024 Created under Arizona International campus
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine May 2024 Summer 2024 Renamed from Department of Pathology
School of Business Analytics May 2024 Summer 2024 Created within Eller College of Management
Universidad del Valle de Mexico location June 2024 Fall 2024 Created under Arizona International campus

 

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