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 classes in any business department (including Accounting, Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems, or Retail & Consumer Science) or visual communications (graphic design/illustration/typography). Additionally, exchange students are not able to take Nursing or Pharmacy courses.
There are two exceptions to the business classes policy: Students may register for Global Business courses, BNAD 449 (offered in fall), BNAD 450 (offered in spring), and BNAD 201 (offered in fall). Students can take BNAD 301, 302, and 303, however, these courses are almost always at capacity and priority goes to graduating seniors. Students will have to attend on the first day of class to try to get a seat.
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 exchange students cannot take classes in any business departments/programs (including Accounting, Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems, or Retail & Consumer Science).
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