The University of Arizona: Distance Learning Programs

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Tucson, Arizona
Extended University, Distance Learning Program

The University of Arizona was founded in 1885. It is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1972. In fall 2003, there were 900 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, e-mail services, library services.

Contact Pam Shack, Associate Director, Distance Learning Operations, The University of Arizona, PO Box 210158, University Services Building, Room 302, Tucson, AZ 85721-0158. Telephone: 520-626-4573. Fax: 520-626-1102. E-mail: [email protected]


Certificate Technical Engineering Management

Graduate Certificate Optical Sciences; Reliability and Quality Engineering; Systems Engineering (Professional Graduate Certificate)

MEngr Engineering

MS Optical Sciences

Special Message

University of Arizona (UA) distance learning classes are taught by outstanding faculty members of the University of Arizona and incorporate the latest research and technological developments. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats; some are entirely Web-based and others are delivered on CD-ROM or are video streamed on the Web.

UA's program offers a wide range of upper-division and graduate engineering and optical sciences courses.

The Arizona Master of Engineering distance degree is designed by faculty members, with input from industry professionals, to meet the individual educational needs of practicing engineers, and to be completed totally at a distance.

Professional graduate certificate programs are offered in Systems Engineering, Reliability and Quality Engineering, Optical Sciences, and Technical Engineering Management. Courses completed for these programs can be applied to the Master of Engineering or other master's degrees.

Other featured areas include the Special Education and Rehabilitation Department's certificate of three courses: Behavior Principles and Disability, Advanced Positive Behavioral Support, and Observation and Participation in Special Education Programs. The School of Information Resources and Library Science offers Web-based courses leading toward a master's degree. The Agricultural Education Department offers graduate-level Webbased courses. The Finance Department offers an undergraduate Web-based course, Introduction to Finance.

New programs are under development. For the most up-to-date information, students should visit the UA distance learning Web site at


Graduate— aerospace engineering; electrical engineering; engineering/industrial management; engineering mechanics; gerontology; industrial engineering; library science/librarianship; mechanical engineering; nursing; teacher education, specific academic and vocational programs.

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