International Academic Schools, Departments and Programs

Schools and Departments

The School of Anthropology enjoys a long tradition of academic excellence, and today is ranked fifth in the United States. Well respected by researchers throughout the world, it is home to a diverse community of anthropologists who study all aspects of human life, from our hominid origins millions of years ago to the vast diversity of populations living in the world today.

The field of Classics examines the languages and literatures, art, cultures, history, and material remains of the ancient Mediterranean world from approximately 3000 B.C.E. to approximately 500 C.E., with particular emphasis on the civilizations of Greece and Rome and their reciprocal relations with the surrounding societies of the Near East, Egypt, North Africa, and Western Europe.

East Asian Studies
The Department of East Asian Studies is dedicated to the study of the civilizations and culture of China and Japan in all their diversity. The rich cultural heritages of the region are covered by courses in literature, history, religion and thought, linguistics and language, and other aspects of culture.

French and Italian
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Geography and Development
The School of Geography and Development covers a broad spectrum of physical and human geography, integrated through the application of advanced geographic technologies, the study of the human-environment interface, and several areas of development, including regional, sustainable, and international.  With 24 regular faculty, 20 adjunct and affiliated faculty, 70 graduate students, and 400 undergraduate majors, the School is a rich, lively learning environment

German Studies
The Department of German Studies provides instruction designed to develop competence in oral and written communication; insights into language form, usage and meaning; and knowledge of German literature, cultural history, and contemporary issues in the German-speaking world.

International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 
The School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) is a new alliance at the University of Arizona gathering the following independent departments and programs: Africana Studies, Critical Languages, Classics, East Asian Studies, French and Italian, German Studies, Religious Studies, and Russian and Slavic Studies.

Middle East and North African Studies
Near Eastern Studies is a multi-disciplinary department focusing on the region known as the Near or Middle East, which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in ArabicPersian,Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies).

Russian and Slavic Studies
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona is unique in the Southwest, offering degrees in language, culture, and literature at the BA and MA level.

Spanish and Portuguese
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a wide variety of academic programs and sponsors various conferences and cultural events. Located 60 miles from the border with Mexico, the Department benefits from the intersection of people and culture that only the southwest can provide.


Africana Studies Program
This program enhances the general academic quality of the University through a comprehensive program of learning and study about the people of African descent in the Americas and around the globe, and in so doing promoting an educational ethos of cultural and ethnic diversity.

Critical Languages
The Critical Languages Program was created in order to meet the need for instruction in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) which are not offered either by traditional departments or formats at the University of Arizona.

The ethnomusicology program at the University of Arizona is housed in the School of Music and emphasizes the study of global music traditions and practices with a focus on the ways that people and cultures use music in personal, social, religious and political contexts. Students may take advantage of several international study options, including those arranged with affiliated universities, such as the summer study in Ghana option. The ethnomusicology program in the School of Music provides opportunities to link experience and training in music performance and social science with specific research aims in a wide array of disciplines.

Global Business Program
The Global Business Program is a selective entry program open only to Eller College students interested in acquiring knowledge specific to the global business environment and allows students to add an international dimension to their Eller College major.

International Journalism
Is a collaboration among the journalism department, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Near Eastern Studies department. Any undergraduate or graduate student who is studying in these units may take any International Journalism class.

International Management
If you want a more intense focus on international business, you can obtain a dual Eller MBA/Master of International Management degree in three years. This degree is offered in partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

Global Studies
The Global Studies major, which is administratively based in the College of Humanities, is ideal for students who want a customized, multidisciplinary education and who have a strong desire to work in an international setting.

International Trade Law
The Master of Laws in International Trade and Business Law (LL.M.) offered by the James E. Rogers College of Law of the University of Arizona, in cooperation with the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand current developments in the areas of international trade and commercial law.

Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies is the center for the study of the epoch of transition between medieval and early-modern Europe, 1300-1700. Reuniting three fields, late medieval, Renaissance and Reformation history, the Division promotes graduate research transcending these demarcations. At the same time, it encompasses social, political, religious and cultural developments in early modern Europe

Peace Corps Fellows
The University of Arizona Peace Corps Fellows/USA program is one of the largest with 57 enrolled. The program promotes the scholarship of engagement and community outreach and service through a professional internship and career development. Since 2000, when the program began, 156 UA Peace Corps Fellows have been admitted who have provided approximately 140,000 hours of service in southern Arizona.

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT)
The SLAT doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program comprised of sixteen collaborating departments. The program is designed to provide rigorous advanced training for researchers, teachers, and administrators concerned with second language acquisition and teaching.