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NAU's academic offerings have grown considerably since the institution became a university. The university now boasts some of the strongest programs in the nation. Degrees in home economics and industrial arts were discontinued and replaced by more marketable science and technology degrees. The W. A. Franke College of Business, the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and the School of Nursing are nationally ranked programs that attract students from around the country. NAU also concentrated on outreach, from evening courses in auto repair and woodworking to satellite campuses that offer targeted programs, including small business administration, justice studies, and community development. The university strives to offer students degrees and programs that are competitive in contemporary job markets. Over the last decade, NAU has emphasized the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. NAU has also worked more collaboratively with the University of Arizona to create the Phoenix Biomedical Center, serving 21st century health care needs.








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School of Hotel and Restaurant Management




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