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Pathways to the University of Arizona

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Rio Salado College offers a variety of dedicated transfer pathways to online programs at the University of Arizona (UA). Students begin by earning an associate degree at Rio Salado and transferring directly into one of the UA online bachelor's programs listed below.
If you have questions, speak to your Rio Salado College advisor to ensure you're on the track that works best for you.

Administration of Justice (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Administration of Justice bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101
  • ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT122 or higher
  • AJS101 or higher
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Administration of Justice path is available for students receiving
an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
  • Administration of Justice
  • Paralegal
  • Public Administration
  • or Associate in Arts

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona.


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Business Administration- ELLER COLLEGE (BSBA)

If you’re interested in the Business Administration bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101 and ENG102
  • CIS105
  • MAT212
  • GBS220 or MAT217
  • GBS221
  • ECN211 and ECN 212
  • ACC111 and ACC112
  • ACC212
  • Second semester language (102)

The Business Administration path is available for students receiving:

  • Associate in Business

Note: The Eller College of Management requires Professional Admission(separate application process) to gain entry into the upper-division majors. To be eligible, a student must have a 2.75 GPA (or recalculated transfer GPA, including all attempts of transferrable coursework), pre-requisite courses complete, completion of a professional interview and skills exam. SAT or ACT is not required. Eller offers a “Traditional Cohort” during the daytime in Tucson, and an “Online Cohort” through Arizona Online. Eller College also now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Economics


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Cyber Operations (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Cyber Operations bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101 and ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT142 (Def)* or MAT220 (Engr)*
  • CIS270
  • CIS162AD or CIS163AA
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Cyber Operations path is available for students receiving
an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Computer Technology
  • Mobile Apps Programming
  • Nanotechnology
  • an Associate of Science (Engr)*

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona. *The BAS in Cyber Operations has two pathways, one for a Defense/Forensics (Def) focus and one for an Engineering (Engr) focus.


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Early Childhood Education (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101 and ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT122 or higher
  • EED200
  • EED280
  • EED205
  • EED220
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Early Childhood Education path is available for students receiving
an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Early Childhood Administration & Management
  • Early Learning and Development
  • Family Life Education

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require studentsto have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicantswith an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona. This degree does not lead to AZ Teacher Certification.


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Government and Public Service (BA)

If you’re interested in the Government and Public Service bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101 and ENG102
  • Fourth semester language (202)
  • POS110

The Government and Public Service path is available for students
receiving an:

  • Associate of Arts

Note: Bachelor of Arts students require fourth semester language proficiency


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Human Services (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Human Services bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101
  • ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT122
  • PSY101
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Human Services path is available for students receiving
an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
  • Adult Learning & Development
  • Family Life Education
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Customer Service
  • or Associate in Arts

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona.


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Informatics (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Informatics bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101 and ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT142 or higher
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Informatics path is available for students receiving
an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Mobile Apps Programming
  • Nanotechnology
  • Certificate in Networking: Design & System Support + AEGC-A

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona.
Students can select from one of the four tracks: System Administration, Information Management, Software Development, and Digital Design.


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Intelligence Studies (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Intelligence Studies bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101 and ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT122 or higher
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Intelligence Studies path is available for students
receiving an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Public Administration

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona.


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Network Operations (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Network Operations Studies bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101 and ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT122 or higher
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Network Operations path is available for students
receiving an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Mobile Apps Programming
  • Nanotechnology
  • Certificate in Networking: Design & System Support + AEGC-A

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona.


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Nutritional Sciences (BS)

If you’re interested in the Nutritional Sciences Studies bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • FON241
  • CHM151 + CHM151LL
  • CHM152 + CHM 152LL
  • MAT151 or higher
  • BIO156
  • BIO201
  • BIO202
  • BIO205
  • Second semester language (102)

The Nutritional Sciences path is available for students receiving an:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science (requires MAT 221)

Note: The Nutritional Sciences program allows students to select from one of two tracks: Nutrition or Dietetics. Students will additionally need to take Organic Chemistry as part of their degree program; students are encouraged to take this at a Maricopa Community College. Students must also earn a B or better in FON 241.


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Organizational Leadership (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Organizational Leadership bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101
  • ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT122 or higher
  • PSY101
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Organizational Leadership path is available for students
receiving an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • Accounting
  • General Business
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Quality Customer Service
  • Retail Management
  • Any other Associate of Applied Science

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona.


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Psychology (BA)

If you’re interested in the Psychology bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • PSY101
  • PSY230
  • PSY290AB
  • MAT142 or MAT151
  • Fourth semester language (202)

The Psychology path is available for students receiving an:

  • Associate in Arts

Note: The Arizona Online BA in Psychology offers the same exceptional educational experience as the BA in Psychology major offered on main campus, capitalizing on enhanced learning through interactive technology.


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Public Health (BS)

If you’re interested in the Public Health bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • BIO156
  • CHM151 + CHM 151LL
  • CHM152 + CHM 152LL
  • MAT151 or higher
  • BIO201
  • FON100 or FON 241
  • HES100
  • Second semester language (102)

The Public Health path is available for students receiving an:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science

Note: The Mel & Enid College of Public Health has a professional admissions process to gain entry into the major. Competitive applicants should have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to earn admission into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health.


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Regional Commerce (BAS)

If you’re interested in the Regional Commerce bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • ENG101
  • ENG102
  • Second semester language (102)
  • MAT122 or higher
  • ECN211 or 212
  • ACC111
  • 2 Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical/Natural Science

The Regional Commerce path is available for students receiving an Associate of Applied Science in:

  • General Business
  • Accounting
  • Retail Management

Note: Bachelor of Applied Science programs require students to have a GPA above 2.5 to receive admission. Applicants with an AAS degree can transfer up to 75 units to the BAS at The University of Arizona.


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Sustainable Built Environments (BS)

If you’re interested in the Sustainable Built Environments bachelor’s degree, we suggest taking the Rio Salado courses listed at right to maximize your success upon transferring to the University of Arizona.

  • Second semester language (102)
  • BIO105
  • MAT151 or higher
  • PHY111
  • ECN211
  • ECN212
  • COM225
  • MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT221
  • MAT206

The Sustainable Built Environments path is
available for students receiving an:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science

Note: Students earning a degree in Sustainable Built Environments through Arizona Onlne will have the choice of two different emphases: Sustainable Buildings Or Real Estate Development.


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