Meet CLAS Students

General Studies | Global and Intercultural Understanding
I chose the Bachelor of General Studies major with an emphasis in Global and Intercultural Understanding because of my high interest in how nations of the world are economically and socially interdependent. I love how flexible the program is and how I’m actually taking classes I’m genuinely interested in. What advice would you have for a student coming into your major?... Read More »
General Studies | Social Behavior and Human Understanding
The best thing about being a General Studies major for me and a main reason why I chose this major is to keep my options open. I explore and get to learn about all different areas of studies but can still focus my attention to certain fields that interest me more. I think this major can best suite anyone who has an understanding of what they like, but wants to explore... Read More »
General Studies | Arts, Media, and Entertainment
My major is General Studies with an emphasis in Arts Media and Entertainment. In the BGS major, you get to choose from a list of classes in many colleges at the university that offers their classes to BGS students. I like all of my classes so far. In fact, I loved all of them. The reason why I loved every single class that I took in my major, was having the opportunity to... Read More »
Global Studies | Global Health and Development
CLAS ambassador Laura Moedano is majoring in Global Studies with concentration in Global Health and Development. She also has a second major in Philosophy. She shares some advice for new students and what rule she would institute if she were in charge of UA for a day.   What advice would you give new students? “My biggest advice would be to start out slowly. Regardless... Read More »
Undecided
Like many students in the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science, student ambassador Elen Tekle is undecided on a major. She explains that “I really enjoy being an undecided major because of the freedom I have to explore all of my options.” She is involved on campus not only as a CLAS ambassador but also as a UApresents Promotor and a member of the Wildcats Event Board. A... Read More »
General Studies | Economy and Industry
Daniel Martinez is a General Studies student with a focus in Economy in Industry. After graduating he hopes to go into corporate retail, specifically planning floor sets or working in merchandising. He tells us a little bit about why General Studies was the right fit for him, his favorite UA memory and shares some advice for future students.   What is your favorite thing... Read More »
Global Studies | Global Health and Development | Africa
Kory Pflueger is majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Global Health, specifically in Africa. She is also completing a second major in Studio Art and a Pre-Health Thematic minor. She tells us her favorite thing about the Global Studies major, campus and community involvement and her extensive travels.   What is your favorite thing about your major? “... Read More »
General Studies | Social Behavior and Human Understanding
CLAS Ambassador Gianna Nannini is a majoring in General Studies with a focus in Social Behavior and Human Understanding and plans to work at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation after she graduates. She tells us some of her favorite things about her major and time at The University of Arizona.   What is the best thing about your major? “The best thing... Read More »
Global Studies | Global Political Economy & Development | Africa
"My ultimate goal is to...promote future environmental sustainability in corporate America and, eventually, the global marketplace." I am full time student (Junior) and I work approximately 20 hours a week creating and teaching dance choreography and classical piano technique at a local small dance studio business and working as the Social Media Manager for a local... Read More »
Global Studies | Cultures, Literature, Film, and the Arts | Eastern Europe
Three of my greatest passions are music, culture, and dreams. I am enthralled by the brilliance of sound, so I am often found listening to jazz or symphonic music from movie soundtracks. My favorite movies to watch are epic fantasy films, like Lord of the Rings, because I totally value fighting for what is right and I am in love with the idea of freedom. I enjoy being in... Read More »
Health-Profession
Hometown: Gibsonia, PA (right outside of Pittsburgh!) Major: Psychology in the Honors Program Year: Senior What advice would you give to undergraduate student preparing for the health professions? 1. Do not attempt this process by yourself!  Utilize resources such as the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center to help set up a plan so that you will achieve your... Read More »
Health-Profession
Hometown: Tucson, AZ Major: Psychology Year: Senior What advice would you give to undergraduate student preparing for the health professions? Stay positive and appreciate the little things life has to offer. The process for applying is long, the process is competitive, undergraduate classes can get overwhelming and personal/social life still makes noise in the... Read More »
Health-Profession
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology Minors: Chemistry and Anthropology Year: Senior What advice would you give to undergraduate student preparing for the health professions? Ask questions and start getting involved early.  Do not wait until your Junior or Senior year to join clubs/organizations and if possible, do not wait too long to... Read More »
Health-Profession
Hometown: Tucson, AZ Major: Physiology Minor: Pre-Law  Year: Alumnus (2012) What advice would you give to undergraduate student preparing for the health professions? Get serious about your studies right off the bat. Don’t believe the "party the first 2 years and then get serious" nonsense. What areas in the Health Professions are you interested in pursuing? I... Read More »
Health-Profession
Hometown: Miami, Florida Major: Interdisciplinary Studies concentrations in Pre-Health, Business Administration, and Spanish Year: Alumnus (2012)  What advice would you give to undergraduate student preparing for the health professions? I would tell them to begin shadowing from freshman or sophomore year. Make sure this is something that you want to do. My... Read More »
General Studies | Economy and Industry
What made you choose your CLAS major? It had a broad range of classes I was interested in including Psychology, Anthropology, Humanities and Business. I could still get a degree that is business related and take the classes that I wanted to take. What unique opportunities did this major offer you? Being able to take classes in colleges that other students would... Read More »
Global Studies | Global Political Economy & Development | Latin America
What made you choose your CLAS major? I became interested in Global Studies after speaking with one of my professors who was familiarized with the program. I liked the fact that you could apply your findings through your focus area and essentially become a subject matter expert in the studied region. What unique opportunities did this major offer you? A major in... Read More »
Undecided
How does being undecided allow you the freedom to explore majors? Being undecided allows me the freedom to explore other majors because I am able to take a variety of general education courses in subjects that satisfy my interests.  By taking these courses, I can then decide which subjects I may want to pursue as a major, minor, or quite possibly not at all.  How are... Read More »
Global Studies | Global Health and Development | Undecided
What made you choose your CLAS major? I chose Global Studies because I am very passionate about languages, traveling, and world cultures and I thought it would pair up well with Public Health because it allows me to learn more about international medicine and the global community as a whole. What unique opportunities did this major offer you? Learning a new language,... Read More »