Liberal Studies

All NAU students must complete the 35 units block of coursework that follows under Liberal Studies. The Liberal Studies program is designed to help all students acquire the knowledge and skills essential for their future, regardless of their major, career path, or individual goals.

For more information on the Liberal Studies requirement, please be sure to check out their webpage. You can also see the courses that have been approved to meet Liberal Studies requirements

 LIghtbulb icon Tip from an Advisor: Student can find courses to fulfill both a liberal studies requirement and a diversity requirement. 

AGEC-A and IGETC certificates

AGEC

If you transfer from an Arizona public or tribal Community College under Northern Arizona University’s and your transcript certifies that you completed the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC), you have satisfied the Liberal Studies Distribution Blocks and Foundation requirements and have completed US Ethnic and Global Diversity requirements. You will still need to satisfy the Junior Writing and Senior Capstone requirement as part of your undergraduate degree. 

IGETC

If you have completed the California IGETC, you have satisfied the Liberal Studies distribution blocks and foundation requirements. You will still need to satisfy the US Ethnic and Global Diversity, Junior Writing, and Senior Capstone requirements as part of your undergraduate degree.