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Realize Your Potential

This is your invitation to pursue your greatest ambition. Every one of our programs is led by expert faculty who recognize talent and will connect you to opportunities you can’t find anywhere else.

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Academic Colleges

Get a deeper understanding of the NAU experience by exploring the college that has your major.


College of Arts and Letters To activate the College of Arts and Letters tab, press your spacebar.

The Art of Being Human

We explore the things that define cultures, find the essence of the human condition, connect with global communities, and help you develop your strengths so that you can move the world.

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College of Education To activate the College of Education tab, press your spacebar.

Empowering Future Generations

We believe that education is the way to equality, progress, and elevating people everywhere. We have the programs—including some in-demand specialties—that will help you be an effective and inspirational professional.

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College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences To activate the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences tab, press your spacebar.

Welcome to the Frontier of Knowledge

We foster the intense curiosity to understand the world around us so that you can improve it and build the future. We provide the research opportunities and programs so you can rise above any challenge.

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College of Health and Human Services To activate the College of Health and Human Services tab, press your spacebar.

Healthy Outcomes

For those who want to play a pivotal role in improving the lives of others, we offer healthcare programs that can help you become the professional the job market needs.

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences To activate the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences tab, press your spacebar.

Making the World a Better Place

We bring real, sustainable change to the world. Our college is a community of diverse, passionate, and resilient scholars who come together to focus on the world’s most pressing issues.

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Graduate College To activate the Graduate College tab, press your spacebar.

Your Way Forward is Here

For those looking to fully realize their potential, we have a depth of research opportunities and student mentorship few can match. We offer opportunities throughout Arizona to meet you where you are.

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Honors College To activate the Honors College tab, press your spacebar.

Drive, Meet Destination

If you’re someone who wants the most out of your education, someone who thrills at intellectual challenge, then we have the community for you.

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The W. A. Franke College of Business To activate the The W. A. Franke College of Business tab, press your spacebar.

Accredited. Respected. High-Caliber.

Develop your leadership skills here, at an AACSB-accredited college that is as rigorous as it is collaborative. Be the professional who brings people together and leads them forward.

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Meet Some of Our Professors


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College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences | The Future of Movement
“The unifying theme of my research is the evolution of behavior,” says Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa. “My interest in how behavior evolves has led to interdisciplinary studies in a wide range of fields, including evolutionary ecology, behavioral neuroscience, biomechanics, and muscle physiology.”

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ethnic Studies | Mutual Inspiration
First-generation student, NAU alum, and author of “Rage, Courage, Encourage: Citizenship in the College Classroom,” Dr. T. Mark Montoya knows intimately the challenges some students face. “Doing the work I do with first-generation students like myself, I want them to really understand that they’re not alone,” he says. “It’s very personal for me.”

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The W. A. Franke College of Business

Franke | Hotel and Restaurant Management
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university sales program,” says Dr. Kevin Trainor. “We have accomplished a lot with the sales program in a relatively short period of time, and we will continue to enhance the sales education experience for our students.”