College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014

College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

International Engineering and Natural Science, Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate is available to all CEFNS majors who are maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or above. The certificate is available only to degree-seeking CEFNS majors; it will be awarded upon completion of CEFNS B.S. or B.A. degrees.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in International Engineering and Natural Science?

This certificate encourages engineering and natural science students to pursue international study with the goal of enhancing their readiness for the global marketplace. Spurred by the rapid growth of the Internet, economic evolution, and international corporate consolidation, the demand for internationally trained engineers and scientists has escalated, especially for those who are able to work effectively in research and development teams that span national, cultural, political, and linguistic borders.


University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Foreign Language Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Study Abroad Required

Details

  • CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS FOR NAU STUDENTS

  • Take the following 15 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:

  • Foreign Language Proficiency, demonstrated via one of the following (3 units)

    • One upper-division foreign language course, or equivalent CLEP credit
    • One lecture-based course taught in a non-English language taken during study abroad
    International Training, demonstrated via some combination of the following (12 units)
    • International Study or Internship. either [CENS 497] or additional foreign language study-abroad coursework, research, or internship credits transferred to NAU (3-12 units)
    • International-themed coursework (0-9 units)

      • POS 120 (3 units)
      • Select from the following (6 units):
    • Certain other Northern Arizona University courses may be eligible for substitution for any of the above courses with petition/approval by CEFNS professional advisor
  • This certificate explicitly requires foreign language proficiency. Students electing to pursue an International experience in an English-speaking country or institution abroad must still satisfy the language requirement by demonstrating proficiency (as outlined above) in a foreign language of their choice.

    This certificate is awarded upon completion of your bachelor's degree.

  • CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

  • You may complete this certificate if you are a foreign student pursuing an engineering degree at your home institution and you have been visiting Northern Arizona University as a study-abroad destination for at least one full semester.

    Take the following 15 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:

    • Select at least two discipline-related (based on student's CEFNS major) CEFNS courses numbered 200 or above (6 units)
    • POS 120 (3 units)
    • Select from the following (6 units):

    • No more than 6 units of total coursework may be lower-division
    • International students may petition to apply at most 3 units of equivalent coursework taken at their home institution to the above requirements
    • Certain other Northern Arizona University courses may be eligible for substitution for any of the above courses with petition/approval by CEFNS professional advisor
    All graded coursework must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. This certificate is awarded by Northern Arizona University either with or after your graduation from your home institution.

    This certificate is administered by the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences. All applications, petitions, and requests related to the certificate should be directed to the CEFNS professional advisor.

  • Please Note: This certificate is available only to degree-seeking CEFNS majors who are maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or above. At least 9 units must be upper-division, and at most 6 units can be lower-division. A minimum of 9 units must be taken at Northern Arizona University.

  • This certificate may only be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program.  This certificate is not available as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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