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UA Expands Offerings for Central Arizona Students
Central Arizona students now have access to additional degree options because of a new agreement signed by the UA and Central Arizona College administrators.
The announcement was made Feb. 24 at the Casa Grande college campus. There, students now will have access to 14 new programs approved under the Arizona Transfer Admissions Programs partnership.
“We are pleased to join CAC in increasing access to higher education, improving the student experience at both institutions, and increasing the number of students who complete associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Arizona,” said UA President Eugene G. Sander.
Sander and Doris Helmich, the president of Central Arizona College, or CAC, signed the agreement. The programs included in the agreement are:
- Bachelor of science degrees in agribusiness economics and management, agribusiness economics and management and agricultural technology management and education. Each of the three programs has an agricultural economics option.
- Other bachelor of science degrees in family studies and human development, nutritional sciences and also molecular and cellular biology.
- Bachelor of arts (BAS) degrees in anthropology, communication and English.
- A bachelor environmental science.
- A bachelor of applied science in human services.
- A secondary education degree in science education with an Earth science option.
- Also, through UA South, programs will be offered human services and supervision and are bachelor of applied science degrees.
Under the agreement, CAC students can complete a BAS degree in supervision or human services fully online and remain in Pinal County, or they can transfer to the UA main campus for the other 12 degrees.
"This is an exciting partnership that produces tremendous benefits for students in Pinal County who want to complete their bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona after attending CAC," said Steven Gonzales, the college's acting associate vice president of academic affairs.
Gonzales also said: "This districtwide program allows CAC students throughout Pinal County to not only complete their four-year degrees, but to do so at a reduced cost."