Undergraduate students can take between 12 and 18 credits a semester, and graduate students take 9 credits per semester. All 9 graduate credits must come from graduate level courses.
Students can search the course catalog for classes they wish to take on their exchange- be sure to search for courses on the main campus. Course availability will vary from year to year, but the official course schedule for each Spring is released in October, and in March for the following Fall. Students are able to request courses that have prerequisite coursework, but will need to prove that they have taken courses comparable to the prerequisite courses.
Undergraduate exchange students cannot take 300 and 400 level classes in any business department, including Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Management Information Systems. There are two exceptions to the business classes policy: 1) Students may register for Global Business courses - BNAD 449 (offered in fall), BNAD 450 (offered in spring), and BNAD 201 (offered in fall); 2) Students can take BNAD 301, 302, and 303; however, these courses are almost always at capacity and priority goes to graduating seniors.
Students applying for exchange in Computer Science should be aware that course availability is limited and UA Computer Science Majors and Minors have priority. Further, Computer Science will allow enrollment in a maximum of three CS classes; students should plan to take at least one class outside of the department to meet the required 12-credit minimum for exchange.
Students are also not allowed to take courses in Retail & Consumer Science or visual communications (graphic design/illustration/typography). Additionally, exchange students are not able to take Nursing or Pharmacy courses.
Some programs may require a portfolio or an audition before advanced coursework can be taken (e.g. Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Media Arts, Music, Dance, and Architecture). Both undergraduate and graduate students who wish to take Architecture and Engineering courses will need to be approved by the department after nomination in order to be invited to apply to the U of A.
Graduate Business program are not open to exchange students (including Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems).
Graduate exchange students also cannot take classes in the School of Medicine or any School of Medicine affiliated programs or Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB).
Graduate exchange nominees in any Science-related department are extremely difficult to place due to the long-term, research-based nature of the programs.
Graduate exchange students are NOT allowed to focus on research at the University of Arizona. Graduate students that wish to conduct research should come to the UA through the Office of International Faculty & Scholars and must be sponsored by a UA faculty member