Degree Resources

Academic Catalog

In addition to the useful information about Northern Arizona University's majors, minors, and certificates, the Academic Catalog also lets you know the requirements you must meet and the many services we offer to support you as a student at Northern Arizona University. 

Course Equivalency Guide

AZ articulation agreements between the AZ community colleges and the 3 AZ universities. 

Diversity Requirements

All NAU students are required to meet the Global Awareness and US Ethnic Diversity requirement. 
U.S. Ethnic courses will primarily focus on the perspectives of one or more of the following U.S. ethnic groups:
  • African American
  • Alaskan Native
  • American Indian
  • Asian American
  • Pacific Islander
  • Latino/a

Global awareness courses will primarily focus on at least one or more non-Western peoples.  Global awareness courses that focus on Western regions or peoples must enable students to attain the above goals by either including a significant comparative content with non-Western peoples or demonstrating historical and/or contemporary examples of difference, power, and discrimination.

Liberal Studies

The Mission of the Liberal Studies Program is to prepare students to live responsible, productive, and creative lives as citizens of a dramatically changing world.  To accomplish this mission Northern Arizona University provides a Liberal Studies Program that challenges students to gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment and the world’s peoples, to explore the traditions and legacies that have created the dynamics and tensions that shape the world, to examine their potential contributions to society, and thus to better determine their own places in that world.

Progression Plans

Progression plans can help students stay on track with their degrees. If you take the classes in the order they are presented, you will be able to complete most plans at Northern Arizona University in eight semesters or four years.