Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements. Be aware that you may not use courses with a GGR prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements.
at least 42 units of major requirements
at least 18 units of minor requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
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 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).
Additionally, you should know that you must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 to earn this 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.
You must complete the following 42-43 units:
GGR 230, 250, 330, 346, and 371 (17 units)
GGR 240 or 241 (3 units)
GGR 259 or 461 (3 -4units)
GGR 370W and 380W, which together meet NAUís junior writing requirement (6 units)
GGR 480C, which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement (4 units)
9 units of additional GGR courses selected with your advisorís approval
Please note that you must have a grade of C or higher in all courses applied to your major.
You must complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your major advisor, you should select a minor thatís appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. Your minor advisor will advise you about this part of your academic plan.
Please note that all courses used for your minor must come from outside geography, including any courses with a prefix other than GGR. You may use the same courses to meet both liberal studies and minor requirements as long as you meet all requirements for the minor.
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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