GUIDE FOR STUDENTS
I N D E X Alamos
SECTION 1 SECTION 2 Framed in a colonnial environment, founded
towards the end of the 17th century, due to the discov-
ery of silver mines in its proximities, whose wealth was
worth it for a time to be the capital of the Province of the
Central Administration Learning how to live in a West, Alamos is considered the most beautiful colonnial
city of the northwest of the country, in great part for the
Academic Calendar new culture
impressive colonnial and classical architecture that domi-
Educational Offer Transportation nates in the majority of its buildings.
Support for the students Knowing Sonora!!
Aerean view of the main building of the University of Sonora
Message from the Rector
San Carlos Bay, in Nuevo Guaymas, constitutes one of the main turis-
tic poles in the State of Sonora, only one hour to the south of the Capital,
Hermosillo. This beautiful bay offers everything you need for a pleasant
It has privileged natural attractions, as well as impressive landscapes
where desert, sea and mountains interact, emphasizing the Cerro Tetakawi.
Fishing and diving represent a great attraction due to the richness of
the Sea of Cortés and to the biggest artificial reef in Latin America found in
San Carlos has a warm dry climate with an annual average tempera- ur Maximum House of Studies has proposed to increase its aca-
ture of 24.4 C. It is located 402 km (249.80 miles) to the south of Nogales,
in the border with the United States. It communicates through the Mexico
International Road No. 15 (Nogales-Guadalajara with 4 circulation rails).
Besides, you can get access through the international airort in Guaymas.
O demic quality, with international standards, to consolidate its
scientific research work, as well as to privilege the learning and
the attention to the student.
The University of Sonora has a solid and extensive educational
offer, both in undergraduate and graduate degrees, causing a benefit to
To diffuse its mission, values, laws and government, educational
offer and institutional history, our institution presents the information in
printed format and in compact disk.
We expect it is useful for those who wish to know the origins, oper-
ation and present educational services of the University of Sonora.
"El Saber de mis Hijos Hará mi Grandeza"
o Dr. Pedro Ortega Romero
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CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION Rocky Point
Rocky Point is located 100 km (62.5 miles) from the border line
with the United States, to the Northeast of the State of Sonora. It is
only (219 miles) from Phoenix and 749 km. (496.25 miles) from Los
Rector This city is found in a free zone where the tourist has the facil-
ity to come to our country without the need to carry out any migra-
Dr. Pedro tory procedures.
Tel: (662) 259.2136 y 259.2137 Its maximum average temperature is 28.7ºC (83.66ºF) in
Fax: (662) 259.2135 December and January. The distance to the capital of the State is 522
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org km.(325.25 miles), aproximately 5 hours of travel on the road. It has
a small internacional airport that offers all the facilities.
Dr. Enrique Fdo.
Tel: (662) 259.21.04
El Saber de mis Hijos
Fax: (662) 259.2263 Hará mi Grandeza
Ing. José Luis
Tel: (662) 259.2266
Fax: (662) 259.2267
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Kino Bay ACADEMIC CALENDAR
It is located 110 km to the west of the Capital of the State, PERIOD 1
Hermosillo. It has 3,058 habitants. Its access from Nogales is through the Courses Start August
4 railed road up to Hermosillo, 276 km (272 miles). Its climate is dry and Holidays (no classes) September 16
reaches temperatures of 45 C in the summer and 10 C in the winter. November 2
Its main economical activity is fishing. Kino Nuevo has favorably End of Courses December
exploited the real estate development on one of the most beautiful beach-
es of the State.
Vacations December through January
Without doubt, its main attraction is the beautiful beach and bay that
give a touch of tranquility to the warm blue water where fishing as a sport PERIOD 2
is practiced, as well as diving. Courses Start January
You can also find Isla Tiburón, with an area of 96,200 has. (237,710 Holidays (no classes) February 5
acres). This is where many endangered species live such as the mule deer March 21
bighorn sheep in Sonora. Another attraction is Punta Chueca, which is the May 1
beach wher the Seri tribe live, and who sell their particular Palo Fierro arte- May 5
sanies. May 15
End of Courses June
Vacations June trough August
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La Sauceda Recreational Park
WELCOME The recreational park "La
Sauceda", considered the
biggest in the State of Sonora, is
to the conformed by an area of 40 acres
OF SONORA Y that includes a recreational, fam-
ily area, lagoons, a theater, cafe-
teria, sports installations, three
basket ball courts, three train sta-
he University of Sonora is a Higher Education Autonomous
T and Public Institution, funded more than 59 years ago. It is the
most valuable cultural and scientific patrimony of the State of
Sonora, due to the magnitude and quality of its human and materi-
tions, an athletic court, 4,000
trees, 60,000 bushes and flow-
ers. It has over 70 huts and dou-
ble grills with a capacity for 30 persons each. It also has little pedal boats.
al resources, the number of students, the presence of its alumni, and
The Terrafantastic which includes a main building with two floors has video
for being a participant of the regional history.
games, a minigolf, a reservoir with bumper boats, a go-kart trail , 9 pitch-
Its geographical and strategic location permits it to perform an ing and batting boxes, and a skating court. The Aquafantastic includes a
essential role and to impulse new and diversified educational stream river, tobogans, pools with 20 slides, a pool with waves, restrooms
options, to generate and apply new discoveries upon the chal- and dressing rooms.
lenges presented by the global development and the present mille-
La Burbuja Museum
This recreational park has
also a museum for children, con-
structed in a two-floor building,
where in the first level you will
find themes such as Your World,
Energy and Waves, and in the
second you will find Your Body,
Communícate, and How Does It
Function. The visitors can enjoy
and learn the different games
You can visit the
Recreational Park of Sonora from Thursday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00
pm and from Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
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Government Center EDUCATIONAL OFFER
Center can be visited
ver since its foundation, the University of Sonora has been gradually incor-
during all the days of the
year. The visitors can visit
E porating different alternatives for the professional formation of the Sonoran
youth, in diverse areas of scientific and technological knowlecge.
the different offices from
Monday to Friday during
office hours. The tourist
may also admire the
architecture of this build-
ing, taking videos or pic-
tures of the place.
This natural park
offers the visitor a 2.8
kilometer walk during
which you can observe
more than 300 vegetal
species, over 200 animal
species such as the
hawks, eagles, peacocks,
owls, a great variety of
fish, reptiles, monkeys,
antelopes, camels, deer, etc.
The visitor can get informed on the conservation of flora and fauna
in the State of Sonora. He can also visit the different installations, animals
and plants that live here, take pictures and videos of the place and have
a fun time in the company of the family and friends.
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DIVISION OF ECONOMICS AND DIVISION OF EXACT AND NATURAL PLACES TO VISIT
ADMINISTRATION SCIENCES SCIENCES
Catedral of Asunción
The time to visit
Administration Physics this place in Hermosillo
is about 20 minutes
Economics Geology and you can appreciate
the beauty of the tem-
DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Computer Science
ple and the tranquility
Law Electronic Technology of the Zaragoza Plaza,
adjacent to the cathe-
Sociology DIVISION OF ENGINEERING dral, where you can
placidly read some
Public Administration Civil Engineering
magazine or have a
Psychology Mining Engineering pleasant chat with
someone. This is the ideal place for the photography lovers.
Communication Chemical Engineering
Social Work Industrial Engineering
DIVISION OF HUMANITIES DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL AND
HEALTH SCIENCES Antique Government Palace
Agronomy Engineering This is a place
Linguistics where besides obtaining
Agronomy Engineering knowledge on the
English Teaching (Fitotechnist) History of Mexico, you
Architecture Agronomy Engineering can take pictures and
(Zootechnist) videos of the beautiful
Arts, (Dance) murals painted on the
Chemical-Biological Science first two floors of this
Palace. Outside the build-
Nursing ing you can buy or simply
Arts (Plastic Arts)
Medicine admire the Palo Fierro
Arts (Music) crafts which are represen-
tative of the State of Sonora.
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KNOWING SONORA ! OTHER ACADEMIC OPTIONS
AND SERVICES FOR THE STUDENTS
English Teaching Program
THE CITY OF THE SUN city, which situates it as a commer-
RESEARCH A ND G RADUATE P ROGRAMS
cial and industrial development The University of Sonora, as a cultural higher education institution,
Hermosillo, is located in the pole, given its vecinity with the
central part of the State, 276 km contitutes one of the most significant efforts to create, through research,
United States, its air and ground a scientific and technological base oriented to the solution of regional and
(172.5 miles) communications, and the short dis-
from the national problems which, in a long term, may conduct to a better rich and
tance with the port of Guaymas, diverse national culture.
border line which opens a connection with the
with the Pacific Ocean and and access with Research
U n i t e d the Oriental mar-
States and only k e t s . The University of Sonora has an inventory of 174 research projects
574 km (358.7 miles) Motivating distributed in all the knowledge areas (for the period 1999-2002). From
from Phoenix, and in a the progress the totality of the projects, a 39% is done with external funding such as:
direct flight from and defining Technological and Scientific National Counsel (CONACyT), System of
Hermosillo to Phoenix. It is it as a center Researchers of the Sea of Cortés (SIMAC), Produce Foundation and in col-
known as the "City of the of urban, laboration with other institutions.
The distribution of the totality of the research projects by Division in
Adjacent to this city, the Central Campus is the following: Exact and Natural Sciences 50,
you can find the agricultur- Biological and Health Sciences 61, Engineering 28, Economics and
al zone of the Coast , which Administration Sciences 9, Social Sciences 17, and Humanities 4. With
favors the tourist hunting develop- respect to the Northern Campus : Chemical- Biological and Farming
ment, in the shooting of fowls and Sciences 4, and Administration and Accountancy Sciences 1.
of mammals as the whitetail deer,
gives it the The first Divisions have the largest number of projects. On the
the bighorn sheep and the mule
name of the Department level, the Department of Research and Food Graduate
deer. All of this is due to the privi-
capital of the Studies (DIPA) has the largest number of projects (22).
leged geographical location of this
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Graduate Programs LEARNING TO LIVE IN A NEW CULTURE
· Doctoral Degrees Engineering Science
Materials Science Farming Science The transition from one culture to another may be difficult for some
people, for it implies a big change in every ambit of a person's life, where
Sciences, specialty Physics Sciences, specialty Physics he/she must learn how to adapt to the weather, the customs of the city, the
people, the transportation media, etc.
· Master Degrees Private International Law
It is important for the persons who show interest in studying in the
Psychology Food Science and Technology University of Sonora to consider beforehand which are their goals and prior-
ities and to feel confident to ask for help in any situation that may require it.
Linguistics Aquaculture Science
Administration · Specialties The city of Hermosillo has the following transportation media:
Geology Sustainable Deveolpment The city has several agencies that sell and rent automobiles.
Educational Innovation External Commerce and Customs Found in every taxi cab station in the city.
Educational Mathematics Penal Law and Criminology Which have different routes that cover the whole city. They circulate
from 5:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
Polymers and Materials Law and Psychology of the Family Airplanes
The city of Hermosillo has the Ignacio Pesqueira Airport in which
Horticulture Science Immunohematology Diagnostics national and international flights are carried out to Tucson and Phoenix Az.
with diverse connections toward other countries.
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Central Library Support for the students
After concluding its con-
struction, in August of 1994,
the new University's Central Arts Center
Library (BCU) was put into
operation. Its organization and The university's community and the society in general have very
modern technology offers bet- appropriate spaces for making educational, artistic and cultural activities and
ter services to the university events through the access of support services of the Arts Center.
SUPPORT SERVICES AND LOGISTIC
It has a computer network installation, permitting it to provide
dynamic services such as: on-line catalogs, automized loans, bibliographical
reference, reading of microfilm impressions, service of computacional soft-
ware, room for multiple uses, cubícles to study in groups or individually, room
for consultation and of general reading and copying center. It has a
Schedule: designed on
Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Saturdays from 9:00
am to 3:00 pm.
560 m2 and
More information: capacity for
email@example.com It can be
used to develop conventions, presentations, student events, seminars, round
Central Laboratory of Data
This space includes the conventions room, the main lobby, sanitary
It has excellent installa-
facilities and warehouse.
tions for the students where, in
order to have access to the PRESENTATION ROOM
central computer lab, the peo-
ple should present their ID's to It has an area of 240 m2
request any service. The areas strategically distributed and
are meant uniquely and exclu- equipped to exhibit works of rec-
sively for academic activities ognized authors, paintings, pho-
that require the use of computer equipment, where only a student by com- tography, etc
puter is permitted.
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MAIN GALLERY Market of Work
over an area of 210
m2, it communicates The objective of this service
the lobby of the consists of linking the student
Schools of Dance and with the local labor market, offer-
Theater with the pres- ing him/her the opportunity of
ent main access of the growing academically, profes-
architectonic set, gen- sionally and economically.
erating a gallery with
a passage for pedestrian intense flow in which painting exhibitions, sculp- To promote the insertion in
tures, photography, models, etc. can be installed. the labor market of the students
who year after year finish their
carreers. To facilitate the contract-
ing in eventual or part time jobs
PROJECTIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS AUDITORIUM among the students who have
not finished their studies. This
type of contracting, besides serv-
ing like an economic support for
the students, permits them to
practice the knowledge that they
acquire in the classroom and to start labor relations before they graduate.
Contact with industries is done to show the existence of a market of work in
which the participation of thirty carreers exists. Likewise, this program is pro-
moted among students and alumni so that they can get registered in it.
Lic. Consuelo Santibáñez Arrojo.
Coordinadora del Programa.
Bolsa de Trabajo (662) 259-21-48 y (662) 213-3133.
With an area of 240 m2, and a capacity for 159 people, it offers the
opportunity to carry out activities such as conferences, seminars, ceremonies
and/or graduations, projection of movies, videoclubs, etc. Besides, it serves
as support to the activities that are developed in the adjacent spaces.
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Sports FORUM OF THE THEATER
Blvd. Navarrete y Reforma
Tels: 259-21-48, 259-21-91, Ext. 347 348
Our strategic plan of
development seeks to
emphasize the quality of
the university sports, their
development and their It has a great area with capacity for 120 people distributed in a main
impact in our society, tak- room, a lobby, and sanitary facilities, being able to develop experimental
ing advantage of the meth- works of theater, dances and other musical, artistic and/or cultural events.
ods and technological and
scientific media for the
achievement of the strate- HALLWAYS
With a surface area of 436 m2, in this first stage and of 15,500 m2 for
the second one,
it is a covered
Leadership based on principles
Teamwork around which all
Communication will be con-
formed, it will
Quality in services become the
Athletics, Softball, karate do, Tae kwon do, Volley ball, Basket ball and and the accesses
Aerobics of the conjunc-
tion. The porch and the hallways of the center constitute a usable area for the
establishment of publicity stands and outdoor activities.
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CONSESSION SERVICES Student Scholarship. It is offered to students that participate in diverse
activities as a support to the student community.
Assistance ship. Economic support for the students that work together
It promotes the moste select with teachers in research projects.
culture and arts through the sale of
material, bibliography, cassettes, Sedesol Scholarship. For those students that make their social service in
videos and compact discs; besides, the university under programs of community support.
it offers educational books for chil-
dren, with the purpose of broaden- Health and Social Security Programs
ing its services to the community.
The objectives of the program are:
To detect opportunely health problems and to direct the students that
In this local you can find require a specialized service.
diverse articles with the emblem,
The students have a preventive odontological medical office, which
name, logo, etc. of the University
offers free service to them:
of Sonora and/or of the different
schools that constitute it. Besides, Social Security Affiliation: It is for us a commitment to incorporate all the
it promotes the typical regional art students in the Social Security medical service. If you do not have medical
such as palo fierro and ceramic fig- service, you can go the the Student Health Office, located in building 5-A,
ures. third floor, in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.
Orientation to health: this program offers you a series of activities and
events in which you can participate and learn everything related to the care
of your health, preventing problems such as not desired pregnancy, alco-
It provides its services to all holism, drug addiction and AIDS, among others.
the visitors in an individual basis
Affiliation to CURP. The Unique Code of the Populaion Registration
and additionaly offers its services
(CURP) is an instrument of registration and identification that is assigned to all
for events developed in whichever
the persons that live in the national territory, as well as to the Mexicans that
of the spaces. It also counts with an
reside abroad. Is necessary to have it to obtain your student ID.
area of tables covered with canvas-
es, supported by steel elements CONSUELO SANTIBÁÑEZ ARROJO -
and concrete which provide a spe-
cial environment for the developed AREA DE BIENESTAR ESTUDIANTIL
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Knowing the importance that the Educational Orientation has in the Legal Law practice
vocational and professional development of the youth, this network educa-
tional system of orientation has been implemented, expecting to attend inte-
grally the Profesiographic, Educational and Psychosocial areas that the stu-
The Legal Law
dents should have properly reinforced at the moment of entering the higher
Practice of the Department
of Law has the main pur-
Tel. 2592175 pose of making forensic
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org practice which the senior
students must study and it
also provides good quality
Scholarship P rograms legal advising.
Through the Program Advisings and repre-
of Scholarships, the sentations that it offers: In Civil matter (divorces, food, custody of underaged,
Institution offers economic correction of certificates, voluntary jurisdictions). In Penal matter. In Labor
stimuli to students of scarce matter. In Administrative matter. In constitutional judgments of control. In
resources who maintain Commercial matter. The Legal Law Practice is desiged upon a new strategy
regular GPA levels, and the of linking that permits to develop additional programs to the current ones.
possibility to continue their Responsible:
professional studies. It Lic. Miguel Ángel Hernández Sánchez
stimulates likewise, the Telephone: 01 (622) 259-2171 y 044-662-263-8985
interest of the student sec-
tor to participate in repre-
sentative groups in the sports, cultural and arts fields that exist in the univer- Civil Engineering Consulting
This area supports basically projects, whether in social interest dwelling
Types of SCHOLARSHIPS: programs, of measurement of grounds, and solars without construction.
Cultural and Sports Services that it
scholarship. For those stu- offers: Projects of hous-
dents that belong to repre- ing, extensions and
sentative teams from the remodeling of communi-
University of Sonora. tary areas. Land pricing.
Budgets for any type of
building. Canalizing of
For the students of low eco-
projects to specialized
nomic resources who show
areas of engineering.
good academic average.
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Ing. Francisco González López
Telephone: 01 (622) 259-21-83 Types of Analyses:
Translations B uffette
It was created to give an answer to the great demand of translation of -Tests for liver functions
texts and documents written in English and Spanish. The objective is to offer
-Tests for kidney functions
a professional service to the community and to provide the students, who
specialize in translations, a space in which they can carry out their social serv- -General test for urine
ice. -Pregnancy test
-Type of blood
Services -Immunologic tests
Academic and official translation of documents (as birth, marriage, -Coproparasitoscopics
death certificates; transfer of credits studied abroad, equivalence of courses -Bacteriological cultivations
in transcripts, etc. ). Translation of articles, essays and chapters of books in -Creatinine depuration
Responsible: M.C. Moisés Navarro Navarro
Lic. Lilia Pierdant
Telephone and Fax 01(622) 213-94-80
Q.B. José Rogelio Ramo Enríquez
Clinical and Research Analysis Laboratory
In order to collaborate and to contribute to the alternatives to solve the
social problemas in the health area, the Department of Biological and
Chemical Sciences offers the services of the Clinical and Research Analysis External Service
Laboratory (Lacius). To develop communitary programs of clinic diagnostics
in public schools, marginalized urban zones and rural towns of the region, Telephone: 01 (622) 259-21-63 y 64
with the aid of people working in social services and undergraduate thesis
projects. Educational Orientation
The Laboratory has official validity since its services are vouched for by ORIENTANET is developed from the interest of offering, through the
a responsible Chemist with registration before the Office of Health in the New Technologies of the Educational Computation (NTCE), an alternate edu-
State, counting with the necessary equipment to carry out the majority of cational setting different from that in the classrooms, intending to be estab-
clinical analyses that are requested by all the proffesional medics. Its objec- lished like a virtual educational environment under the psychological per-
tive is to offer analysis of quality to the community in general. Besides, it spective of the Significant Learning.
complies with the function to link the university community with the society
through complete services of clinical analyses.
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