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Colleges and Schools

Explore Our Colleges

All of our colleges and academic departments provide the academic rigor, accessible faculty, and professional knowledge that will prepare you for success, any way you define it. Find the program that’s right for you.

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College of Arts and Letters

Join a tight-knit community that feels like a small liberal arts college with all the perks of a globally connected university. Set in a culturally vibrant mountain town, our campus and creative programs will launch you on a career path you’ll love to live—in the arts, business, education, languages, or public service.


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College of Education

In the only nationally accredited teacher education program in Arizona, you’ll engage in demanding, hands-on coursework, performance assessments, and innovative teaching methods. Mentored by expert faculty, you’ll graduate as a competent professional, prepared to lead in the classroom and bring out the best in your students.


Two N A U students are working through their research in a lab full of glass instruments and tools.

College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Partner with esteemed faculty to meet today’s challenges and uncover tomorrow’s solutions. Surrounded by one of the most ecologically diverse natural labs in the world, you can perform revolutionary research in 30 high-tech labs and institutes and develop an entrepreneurial approach to discovery.


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College of Health and Human Services

Practice in state-of-the-art simulation environments and clinics statewide. You’ll develop skills to improve the health of those in your own community—and beyond. In evidence-based programs, you’ll collaborate with faculty through research that sparks healthcare innovation and encourages compassionate service.


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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tackle contemporary issues and conduct boundary-crossing research focusing on the scientific study of human behavior, justice, and culture. From archaeological digs to virtual reality creations, you’ll join with faculty and peers to build resilient, sustainable communities.


An N A U business student presents and engages peers in a glass-walled conference room in the W A Franke College of Business.

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Our students connect with global business leaders such as Warren Buffett, manage financial portfolios, and present business plans to venture capitalists. Dedicated, approachable faculty inspire you to lead an ethical business, thrive in a competitive market, and succeed as an entrepreneur.


NAU Honors college adventure to Grand Canyon

Honors College

Our accomplished faculty lead small, interactive classes for a deeply rewarding educational experience. Here, you can join a diverse living and learning community, paint with a master in the Grand Canyon, restore a river delta, and cultivate citizenship through serving local and global communities.


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Graduate College

Engage in interdisciplinary scholarship and research in our culturally and ecologically rich setting. Build a lifelong network with exceptional mentors and professional partners and change the way we see the world. Choose from more than 100 graduate degrees and certificates in a diverse range of disciplines.