The Arizona Universities Network

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Arizona Board of Regents
Flagstaff, Arizona

The Arizona Universities Network (AZUN), through the vision of the Arizona Board of Regents, is the gateway to Arizona's premier public institutions of higher education. Through AZUN, students can earn a fully accredited, online undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or professional certification from one of Arizona's three distinguished universities, each with a proven track record of more than a century of excellence.

AZUN offers online programs through Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU), and the University of Arizona (UA).

Distance Learning Program

AZUN is a consortium of Arizona's three universities: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and The University of Arizona. Students can earn an online degree from one institution and take classes from all three.

Fifteen hundred online classes and fifty-three degrees allow students to design a course of study that fits busy work schedules and lifestyles. The distance courses engage students in activities that take them beyond their computer screens. AZUN students learn skills in real-world settings to advance their professional careers and facilitate networking, a key to career fulfillment.

Delivery Media

Most online classes are Web based; the class lectures and assignments are delivered through the Internet. Instructors work with designers and technicians at the three universities to adapt the classes to the Web format. When students sign up for a Web class they get the URL (the Internet site) of the class. Information on the Web site tells students how to progress through the class and what is expected.

Programs of Study

Only reputable, experienced faculty members from ASU, NAU, and UA teach classes offered through AZUN.

All three participating AZUN universities are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree are offered in arts and letters, enterprise in society, humanities, parks and recreation management, and public agency service. The Bachelor of Applied Science is offered in computer technology, early childhood education, health sciences, and public agency service. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in dental hygiene, education–career and technical education, health sciences–community health, hotel and restaurant management, and parks and recreation management. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) is also offered.

On the graduate level, master's programs include Master of Administration(M.Admin.); Master of Arts (M.A.) in applied communication, English (em-phases in literacy, professional writing, and technology), and information resources and library science; Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) (mathematics); Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.); Master of Education (M.Ed.) in career and technical education, early childhood educational, elementary education–continuing professional emphasis, technology education; Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in electrical engineering, executive embedded systems, materials science engineering, semiconductor processing and manufacturing; Master of Science Nursing (M.S.N.); Master of Science in optical sciences and in technology.

Programs at the graduate level also include the Doctorate of Nursing (Ph.D.).

Certificates are available in educational technology, international tourism management, parks and recreation management, professional writing, public management, restaurant management, and speech-language pathology assistant studies.

Postbaccalaureate certificates are of fered in case management and in multimedia writing and technical communication. SOLISTC Secondary Mathematics and Science Teacher Certification is also offered.

The Statistics-Six Sigma Black Belt Program graduate certificate is offered, as well as professional graduate certification in optical science. The College of Architecture and Environmental Design offers an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in transportation systems.

Two endorsements are available through AZUN: English as a second language and reading.

Student Services

AZUN students have access to services from each of the three participating universities: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. These services include, but are not limited to, academic advising, technical assistance, online textbook purchase, online course grades, computer labs, online libraries, and online tutoring services.


AZUN provides access to world-class instruction from three premier universities. The distance courses allow easy access to responsive professors and staff who are familiar with the challenges of managing a schedule that includes work, study, and family.


All AZUN programs require admittance to one of the three participating institutions.

Tuition and Fees

AZUN offers competitive, affordable tuition rates through its three participating universities. Tuition rates of the home campus apply.

There are program or class fees, depending on the degree and/or class. Textbooks may be purchased online through the bookstores of the participating universities.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available through the participating universities.

A variety of scholarships are available to help fund AZUN programs. Each university offers assistance to help students apply for scholarships.


Prospective students can begin the online application process immediately by completing and submitting the form available at An adviser will contact the prospective student with the information needed to continue.


For answers to general questions, students should contact:

AZUN Service Center
Phone: 800-685-8120 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Students can contact AZUN Campus Coordinators:

Jennifer Fleege
Arizona State University
Phone: 480-965-6176
E-mail: [email protected]

Pam Torbico
Northern Arizona University
Phone: 928-523-6694
E-mail: [email protected]

Robin Allen
The University of Arizona
Phone: 520-626-1339
E-mail: [email protected]

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