Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University says, "The purpose of the Liberal Studies program is to provide opportunities for students to gain a breadth of knowledge and skills that complements the depth of knowledge and expertise that they acquire in their major." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:23,328
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:33%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$10,358 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$23,348 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry" requirement may be satisfied by courses which are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "Social and Political Worlds" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Political Worlds" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Northern Arizona University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/15/2016


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