B.A.S. Computer Technology

To earn the B.A.S. degree with a specialization in computer technology, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)


Please note that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.


Also be aware that NAU requires that at least 36 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).


Also be aware that you must complete your associate degree before NAU can award the B.A.S. degree.


Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.

Associate Degree Transfer Block

To be admitted to this computer technology B.A.S. plan, you must have completed an A.A.S. degree from a community college that has had its associate degree approved as fulfilling the requirements for the first two years of the B.A.S. in computer technology.  Click here for a list of approved A.A.S. degrees.


We accept a maximum block transfer of 64 units from your associate degree program, and you then take the remaining 56 units at NAU to complete 120 units.


(Please note that if you complete all required core, specialization, and liberal studies requirements in less than 56 units, you may take the remaining units from any courses offered by NAU.)


You may also need to meet specific departmental requirements and/or make up specific deficiencies before NAU can award your B.A.S. degree.

Liberal Studies Completion Requirement

NAU requires that you complete 35 units of liberal studies coursework, as we describe under Undergraduate General Requirements.  To enter a B.A.S. plan without deficiencies, you must have completed, as part of your associate degree, at least 16-20 units of liberal studies coursework that transfer to NAU.  These courses must include composition, mathematics, and a lab science and at least 6 units of additional liberal studies coursework.


You select the remaining 15-19 units of liberal studies courses in consultation with a B.A.S. advisor to help you meet your personal goals and ensure that these courses contribute to a coherent overall curriculum.


Please note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a core requirement; you may also include courses with the course prefixes used in your specialization to satisfy liberal studies requirements, although you canít use the specific courses from your specialization.

B.A.S. Core Requirements

You take the following 21 units, which are designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills:

one course from BME 420,  CCJ 345W,  ENG 305W,  or SC 314, 315, 424, 472, 475, 477 (3 units)

one course from BME 480; CCJ 331, 333; HA 345; HS 410; MGT 303; PAS/POS 325, 326, 327, or 421C; PAS 401 or PAS 408C; POS 344, 359 or 428; and SOC 334 or 431 (3 units)

one course from BME 310; SHP 300W; CCJ 315, 325, 380, or 450C; HUM 345W, 371, or 373; PAS 411; PHI 332W;  or SOC 301, 333, 339, or 441 (3 units)

one course from BIO 301 or 302; CIS 360; CCJ 355; ECI 497C; ESE 380; HS 333; MAT 114; PAS 355; POS 303; SOC 365; or PAS 356

Please note that at least 18 units in the core must be upper-division (300-400 level) courses.


Also note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a B.A.S. core and a liberal studies requirement.  Some departments may require specific courses to be taken in the B.A.S. core or may place other restrictions on the courses that the department requires in the B.A.S. core.  Please see departmental requirements for specific information.

Computer Technology  Specialization Requirements

You take the following 16-20 units:

You may not use a specific course from your specialization to satisfy a liberal studies requirement, although you may use other courses with the course prefixes used in your specialization.

General Electives

Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  


You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)


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