Frequently asked questions
Is earning the Associate’s Degree required? Accordion Closed
Yes. The B.S. Health Sciences degree completion program requires students to transfer in a qualifying regionally accredited associate degree. NAU does not offer the clinical or discipline specific coursework that transfers in from the associate program. Qualified students may begin taking NAU coursework prior to finishing their associate but must complete it and obtain their certification/licensure prior to starting their final course, HS 408C.
Do I have to earn the AGEC (Arizona General Education Certificate)? Accordion Closed
No. Students may take NAU online courses to meet specific liberal studies course requirements. Students who do transfer in the AGEC automatically fulfill NAU’s liberal studies and diversity requirements. Health Sciences advisors assist students individually to determine their best course of action to complete the program.
When should I apply to NAU? Accordion Closed
Applications are accepted year round. See page 7 for application instructions. This program requires two separate applications, one to the department and one to the university. Due to specific prequalification requirements, students should consult with an NAU Health Sciences advisor prior to applying for admission to this program. Qualified students may apply and start taking coursework any semester.
How much does it cost to attend NAU? Accordion Closed
The total cost includes tuition, fees, course textbook(s) and materials, residency status of student (Arizona vs. out of state), and the number of courses needed to complete the degree. NAU has one of the lowest tuition rates of any college in Arizona. For detailed, current information on tuition and fees, refer to NAU’s website at nau.edu/bursar and click on “Tuition and Fees.”
Is financial aid available? Accordion Closed
Yes. Students who wish to use financial aid to cover their education expenses need to apply for it two to three months prior to their desired start term. Students may contact a financial advisor at (602) 728-9506 or 1 (800) 426-8315, ext. 4951. NAU scholarships are also available. Refer to NAU’s financial aid website for more information.
Where and how are NAU courses held? Accordion Closed
All NAU coursework for this program is delivered online. No travel to the main NAU campus in Flagstaff is required. Refer to the final page of this packet for more information about taking online classes through NAU.
Can I transfer to NAU-Flagstaff to complete this degree? Accordion Closed
Yes. Students may transfer to the NAU Flagstaff campus to complete the program if they wish. The online format allows students who cannot attend college in a traditional setting to complete this program no matter where they live.