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Led by expert faculty dedicated to your success, our top-tier programs and research opportunities advance academic excellence and professional achievement.

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Discover the experiences that will help you define—and achieve—your academic goals.

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Hands-on Learning

Hands-on learning is a hallmark of an NAU education. Pursue your ambitions while engaging in practical learning experiences:

  • Partnerships with accomplished professors
  • Opportunities for study abroad
  • Real-world research
  • Meaningful internships

Internships International Education

Meaningful Research

As a high-research institution, NAU provides collaborative student-faculty research opportunities that result in meaningful local and global impacts.

Our research programs offer:

  • Research in state-of-the-art facilities and labs
  • Paid employment and hands-on learning
  • Mentoring in advanced skills
  • Professional networking opportunities

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Academics at a Glance


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Faculty Partners

Our faculty members draw on their rich experience to partner with you throughout your academic journey.  Many our professors have distinguished themselves as leaders in diverse fields such as:

  • alternative energy
  • genomics
  • education
  • ceramics
  • linguistics
  • psychology
  • music
  • forestry

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Academic programs

With more than 150 rigorous, high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs to choose from, you’ll develop skills to thrive in the career you’re passionate about.

Many of our programs are nationally and regionally renowned:


Multiple Options, One NAU

Attend our historic Flagstaff campus, or earn an affordable, high-quality degree online. Whatever your needs or preferences, we have degree options to fit your lifestyle.