Build an understanding of the world around you. Learn to express your knowledge and creativity. Find your voice and share your vision. At the College of Arts and Letters, you will hone your analytic, artistic, and linguistic abilities—all while growing into a talented professional with the skills to succeed in a wide range of careers.
The College of Arts and Letters encompasses the humanities, creative arts, and language studies, but we represent much more than a collection of academic departments. Our students become teachers and interior designers, historians and philosophers, lawyers and professional writers, and imaginative leaders in many career paths. Your education in the fine, performing, or liberal arts will open doors to worlds you’ve never dreamed of. Most of all, you’ll maintain a spirit of curious inquiry that will enrich your life for decades to come.
With a range of options to choose from, you’ll find that our degrees allow you to explore the depth of the human experience while gaining transferable career skills.
Schools and departments
GET INVOLVED Events
As a center for the arts in northern Arizona, the College of Arts and Letters hosts events for our students and community members alike. From ballet performances to academic symposia, our calendar is active year-round.
Northern Arizona University Art Museums
With rotating exhibitions, we feature student and community artists with diversity in voice, media, theme, and creative inspiration.
Using the Holocaust as a foundation, the MSI promotes moral courage, tolerance, and justice, addressing current crises and fostering dialogue on local, national, and international levels.
Explore the options available for international education with a number of NAU’s Interdisciplinary Global Programs.