At CatholicU Tucson, we believe in empowering students to discover their passions, unlock their potential, and find their purpose.

As parents, we understand that you want the best for your child. That's why we offer a nationally respected bachelor's degree program right here in Tucson. Through a faith-based educational journey, we empower students to unlock their potential, gain confidence, and thrive in both work and life. Join our welcoming and supportive family of engaged faculty, collaborative peers, and dedicated community members, all committed to your child's success.

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Be a Part of Catholic University

Established in 1887 in Washington, DC, The Catholic University of America has been serving the Tucson community since March 2020. Attending the prestigious Catholic University offers students a transformative educational experience rooted in academic excellence, faith, and community.

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We currently offer two programs of study:

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    B.A. Management - Tucson

    The four-year program combines a liberal arts core of religion, philosophy, arts, and humanities with a general management curriculum of marketing, economics, leadership, career discernment, and 21st-century business tools.

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    B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies - Tucson

    With the guidance of our expert faculty, you can customize your degree to align with your personal and professional goals, whether that's pursuing a career in business, education, or any other field.

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Co-enrolled with Pima for a Seamless Transition:

While completing your associate's degree and general education requirements, you have the opportunity to be co-enrolled at Pima Community College. This allows you to seamlessly transition into CatholicU without the need for a traditional transfer process. Our campus is conveniently located on the Pima Community College Downtown Campus, offering a vibrant and accessible learning environment.

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Experience a hassle-free admissions process at CatholicU Tucson. We have no application fees, no SAT/ACT requirements, and no minimum GPA requirements. Plus, there's no need to wait until you finish your associate's degree to apply—our co-enrollment option allows you to start your journey to thrive right away. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023, Summer 2023, and Spring 2024. Simply fill out the request for information form, and our admissions team will be in touch with the application link and a step-by-step guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What programs do you offer?

    We currently offer two programs of study: a Bachelor of Arts in General Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Where are you located?

    Our campus is situated on the Pima Community College Downtown Campus, right near downtown Tucson and the freeway, at Speedway Blvd and Stone Ave. Look for our sign to easily identify our space.
  • How much does it cost?

    We offer one of the most affordable tuition rates in the state, with an average tuition below $10,000. As we partner with Pima Community College for general education courses, we can keep tuition low. Additionally, if students are eligible for the full Pell Grant, students can be responsible for as little as $2,100 per year.
  • Do you offer scholarships?

    Thanks to the support of the Tucson community leaders, we offer limited scholarships that range from $1,000-$3,000 a year and can be a one time scholarship or renewable for up to 4 years.  These scholarships are based on admissions applications and are on a “first come, first serve” basis, meaning the sooner you get admitted into the program, the more likely you are to receive one.
  • What are the class sizes?

    At CatholicU Tucson, we prioritize small class sizes to create an optimal learning environment. The maximum class size is 25 students, ensuring individual attention and engagement. Most of the Pima classes will be only CatholicU student sections, allowing you to connect and collaborate with your cohort.
  • How long does the program take to complete?

    Our Bachelor's degree program typically takes an average of 4 years to complete. However, we understand that every student's journey is unique. Whether a student wants to graduate early or take their time, we will work with them to ensure they stay on the right pathway and make the most of every course.
  • What kind of internships do you offer?

    We provide hands-on learning projects and internship opportunities that allow students to connect with local businesses like HSL Properties, City of Tucson, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Vail School District and Tucson Metro Chamber.

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Contact Tucson Admissions

Interested in talking with our admissions staff to learn more? We have a counselor ready to talk with you.

Juan F.Ibarra
Assistant Director
(520) 440-7737