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About the Catalog

The General Catalog is the University's primary, comprehensive single source of departmental, college and university-wide information related to academic programs. Courses, degree programs, and policies that govern progress towards completion of an undergraduate degree are described in the Catalog. On many subjects, more detailed information is available from departments, colleges or administrative units responsible for various programs and services. Students should seek information from these sources as needed.

The General Catalog includes the following sections:


As a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Arizona is one of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. The University’s excellence in academic research, scholarship, and educational programming provides students with the opportunity to engage with and learn from and alongside current and future leaders in their fields. The University offers a variety of bachelors, masters, accelerated master's degrees, doctoral, and professional degrees as well as undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.


Descriptions of all University of Arizona credit courses of instruction are listed in the General Catalog by academic unit. Use the course descriptions in tandem with the Schedule 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.


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. All current university-wide academic policies.

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 Registration Dates and Deadlines and the Payment Dates and Deadlines.

Academic Support

Information about academic advising, tutoring services, and support services for transfer students, international students, student-athletes, and military veterans and personal. 

Involvement, Engagement & Leadership

Information about student clubs, student governments, Greek life, campus events, leadership programs, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, study abroad, service learning, and the UA's 100% Student Engagement Initiative.

Safety, Health & Wellness

Information about campus health services, including counseling, health promotion and education, pharmacy and laboratory services, nutrition, immunizations, massage therapy. Creating a secure environment where the campus community can learn, research, work, socialize, and live is crucial to the University mission.  Learn more about UAPD, the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT), the UA Alert system, Safe Ride, CatTran Shuttle service, SafeCats, hazing prevention, and other safety programs available on campus.