College of Arts and Letters2013-2014

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Navajo Translation and Interpretation, Undergraduate Certificate

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2015

This is a non-degree certificate plan in Navajo translation and interpretation available if you are already proficient in Navajo and English. This certificate presents you with the opportunity to explore a specific area or discipline without the commitments associated with a four-year degree.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Navajo Translation and Interpretation?

This non-degree certificate plan in Navajo translation and interpretation is available if you are already proficient in Navajo and English. If you are interested in working in a bilingual cultural setting, this plan better prepares you as a service professional, community leader, or teacher, and it will enhance your career possibilities.

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.


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 18
Major GPA B
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Foreign Language Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • You must submit a letter of application and relevant transcripts to the plan director. You can be admitted if:

    You have completed:

    You have completed one of the following pairs of courses:You have completed all of the above with a grade of "B" or better, during the last six years.

    If you do not meet these requirements, you may be admitted by passing a written and oral entrance exam, administered by the plan director.

Certificate Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units with a Grade of "B" or better in each course:

    Finally, you may take lower-level NAV courses only if you have not already taken advanced NAV coursework. For instance, after you've completed 200-level NAV courses, you can't take NAV courses at the 100 level; after completing a 300-level courses you cannot take 100- or 200-level courses.

  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed 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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