Second Degree Completion Agreements with International Institutions
In the Fall of 2009, NAU instituted the INTGE (International General Education) transfer agreement. This agreement, which applies to students who are earning degrees from both NAU and their home university in a foreign country (such as 3+1, 1+2+1 or 2+2 dual-degree programs), recognizes that these students will have met the Liberal Studies requirements of their home institutions via their primary degree. The NAU degree is considered a second bachelor’s degree. The primary degree from their home institution must be posted prior to posting the NAU degree.
The INTGE transfer agreement exempts them from:
- the distribution requirements [i.e., science, aesthetic and humanistic inquiry, cultural understanding, and social and political worlds] of NAU Liberal Studies (28 units); and
- the global diversity requirement (3 units).
To earn the NAU bachelor’s degree, INTGE students must satisfy the following requirements:
- at least 30 additional units of credit from Northern Arizona University,
- all requirements for the specific academic plan,
- the foundation requirements in Math and English,
- junior-level writing requirement,
- capstone requirement, and
- U.S. ethnic diversity requirement.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
Loss of INTGE Eligibility
If, however, a student previously covered by the INTGE agreement changes his or her major and is no longer eligible for a degree from their home institution, the student also forfeits their INTGE eligibility. The academic consequences are that the student becomes a transfer student and is subject to all academic policies commensurate with this classification. Thus, the student is required to complete the Liberal Studies distribution requirements including both Global and U.S. Ethnic diversity requirements through accepted transfer course work or NAU courses.