Starting Your Journey

The mission of the University College is to provide you with the tools you need to succeed at the university level. To accomplish this, we have established the following programs and course requirements.

Liberal Studies

Thirty-five credit units of liberal studies are required for all students seeking their first baccalaureate degree from Northern Arizona University. You must select classes from the approved list of liberal studies courses.

Our liberal studies program will help you build and refine essential skills in:

  • critical thinking
  • effective written and oral communication
  • scientific reasoning
  • quantitative reasoning

Find out more information and requirements for the Liberal Studies Program.