Our Courses

To learn more about any of these courses, please meet with an advisor in The A Center. To find current course offerings, search the Schedule of Classes.

SERP 195A: Exploring Careers in the Health Professions (1 unit)

This first-year colloquium is designed for students interested in learning about the many career options in health professions and understanding the academic competencies required for admission to programs of study in the health professions. Students will participate in skill and interest assessments, investigate potential career choices using web-based resources, submit weekly journals describing their exploration of health care as a career, and discuss current issues that affect the daily work lives of health care professionals.

For more on health professions, visit the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center.

TLS 100: Navigating the Research University (1 unit)

This workshop is for first-semester, non-Honors students in The A Center, and is designed to provide practical application of current research about college transition strategies. These strategies increase the likelihood of successful integration into the university's academic community. Navigating the Research University is a course focused on successfully navigating and thriving as an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona. When college students thrive, they are “fully engaged intellectually, socially, and emotionally in the college experience” (Schreiner, 2010, p. 4). The curriculum of this course is built upon 5 dimensions of the college experience most predictive of academic success and satisfaction in college: social connectedness, engaged learning, academic determination, positive perspective, and diverse citizenship (Schreiner 2013). Course themes and activities focus on: decision-making, motivation and goal-setting; developing relationships with faculty, advisors and other students; identifying and practicing critical academic skills, particularly time management; and learning about and applying essential university policies and procedures. Read more about who we serve here.

SERP 197P: Explore, Discover, Decide...your major (2 units)

This course is for Undeclared first-year and sophomore students, or those who are considering changing their majors, and who are motivated to work on the major exploration process. In this course, students are guided through the process of self and major exploration using techniques based on design thinking. Interests, values, and personality inventories, as well as major exploration exercises and journal-writing are utilized to assist students in clarifying their strengths, values, decision-making style and educational goals. The goal is for students to have the tools and knowledge necessary to make an informed decision about their major by the end of the course. This course is typically offered every academic term. If you have questions about whether this course is right for you, feel free to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Read more about major exploration here.

TLS 393/493: Internship (1-6 units)

Internship courses provide students with the opportunity to earn academic credit and pursue valuable experiential learning activities which allows them to complete an Engaged Learning Experience, and receive that notation on their transcript. An internship is a structured work experience designed to give students the opportunity to explore areas of interest and gain on-the-job skills and training. On an individual basis, internships are a way for students to complete valuable training and practice in actual service for a technical, business, or governmental establishment. Read more about internships here.

Pre-Health internships are also available with The A Center

  • These internships can take place at local community organizations and hospitals as well as through the Global MedCats Study Abroad programs in Spain which help pre-health students gain valuable clinical experiences. 
  • If you are currently working or volunteering in a healthcare-related role, an internship is a great opportunity to get upper-division academic credit for your experience.
  • Another pre-health internship opportunity is the Patient Experience Internship partnering with Banner-University Medical Center where enrolled students interact with patients towards the goal of improving patient experience for both in-patient and emergency department settings. Speak with your pre-health advisor for more information! The application for this program is currently closed. It opened February 10th and closed on March 15th, 2020 for the fall 2020 through spring 2021 internship. The application for the following year should open in February 2021.