Academic Affairs at Northern Arizona University


Led by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the division partners with the Office of the President to achieve the university’s mission and goals. Some of the means by which we strive to support these efforts include:

Learn more about the values, vision, and mission of Academic Affairs at Northern Arizona University.

Who we are

Academic Affairs consists of six discipline-based colleges, together with the University Honors Program, Graduate College, University College (UC), the Center for International Education, Cline Library, and the Office of the Registrar. 

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs oversees undergraduate study, comprised of programs and curricula designed to help students develop essential skills in communication, critical thinking, and quantitative and scientific reasoning.

Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

The Vice Provost for Academic Personnel serves as the “human resources” arm for academic faculty and staff. This unit also is responsible for faculty performance reviews, the granting of tenure, and new faculty recruitment.

Center for International Education

The Center for International Education provides institutional leadership in transforming NAU into a global campus. This unit supports academic departments in ensuring that students are prepared to be globally competent and provides direct support to faculty in securing international teaching and research opportunities.

University Library

Cline Library provides access to research resources such as databases, books, media, study areas, technology, archives, and other tools for student success.

College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Students in the College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences train for careers in fields spanning from basic and applied sciences to health care and engineering. Our students are prepared for the 21st century economy.

College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) offers a variety of pathways to healthcare careers. CHHS strives to meet local, regional, and statewide demand for healthcare professionals. 

College of Education

Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, the College of Education prepares students to lead and inspire as educators.

College of Arts and Letters

The College of Arts and Letters offers degree programs in the arts, humanities, and modern languages.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences encompasses a diverse set of programs that emphasize social justice and change, human behavior, global perspectives and diversity, and environmental sustainability.

The W.A. Franke College of Business

Students in the W.A. Franke College of Business develop leadership, management, and other professional skills to drive economic growth in Arizona and beyond.

The Graduate College

The Graduate College is here to advance graduate studies and to help students be more successful.

The Honors Program

The Honors Program prepares academically motivated students for a global and changing society by cultivating creative problem solving abilities and communication skills through a rigorous, personalized program of study.

The Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar manages student academic records and course enrollments and provides a wide range of services for academic departments and faculty.