Vision and mission
We strive to facilitate progress and innovation at the
university. Find out more about our department goals.
Faculty, students, and staff in all disciplines at the
university are actively engaged in scholarly work. Northern Arizona University
is recognized as the major research university producing basic and applied
knowledge that addresses the challenges of the interior western United States.
With this as our foundation, our graduates understand the
nature of research, investigation, and original work and are prepared to
contribute these skills to their communities and employers.
Northern Arizona University is a nationally-acclaimed center
for first-rate undergraduate research and creative work.
Northern Arizona University’s research and creative
activities result in new knowledge and innovations that:
- strengthen the outstanding education provided by
- foster the continued learning of faculty, staff,
- benefit the environmental, economic, and
cultural vitality of our region and society.