Northern Arizona University (NAU)

Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Management/ Forest Resources Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
General Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wildlands, Fish and Wildlife Management and Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Other Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Other Literature
Other Music
Other Rhetoric and Composition / Writing Studies
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Spanish Language and Literature
Voice and Opera


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Construction Management
Customer Service Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Investments and Securities
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Other Finance and Financial Management Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design & Visual Communications
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television


Major Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Other Public Health
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Public Health / Community Nurse / Nursing
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Ethnography, Semiotics and Cultural Studies Critical Theory And Analysis
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Pre-Law Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Animal Behavior and Ethology
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Conservation Biology
Evolutionary Biology
General Zoology/Animal Biology
Other Zoology/Animal Biology
Wildlife Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Math and Statistics (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus)
Other Statistics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Other Chemistry
Other Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Human Services

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Educational Psychology
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
International Relations and Affairs
Medical and Health Psychology
Other Geography
Other Psychology
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Science Technologies/Technicians


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

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NAU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.70
Retention Rate 76%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • Other: Grand Canyon Semester. Arizona State Legislature Semester.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other: hotel/restaurant management

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy

Class Sizes at Northern Arizona University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 31%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 8%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 58%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 31%
50 - 100 Students 8%
20 - 49 Students 58%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 81
  • Unknown and Other: 7
  • Latino: 6
  • African American: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2
  • Asian: 2
Caucasian 81
Unknown and Other 7
Latino 6
African American 2
American Indian or Alaska native 2
Asian 2

Faculty at Northern Arizona University

Total Faculty 1,539
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 21
Full-Time Professors 2,679
Male Faculty 706
Part-Time Professors 773
Women Faculty 833

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