Although students may study in the U of N without pursuing a degree, many find a degree program beneficial in preparing for their life goals. Courses can be taken one module at a time leading to a degree offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s level. We encourage students to intersperse their studies with practical experience on the field, so that their learning and their service build upon one another. For this reason, no time limit is imposed for completing a U of N degree.
The individual degree programs are listed at the front of each College/Faculty section. When a student decides to pursue a degree, the student consults with an approved Academic Advisor of the corresponding College/Faculty. A “Degree Program Planning Form” is drawn up by the advisor for approval by the College/Faculty International Dean, and is submitted to the International Provost’s Office.
Upon satisfactory completion of all the degree requirements the student is eligible for graduation. When the student is 6 months away from the anticipated conclusion of the degree program, the student files a “U of N Application for Graduation Form” with the International Provost’s Office.
The College/Faculty advisor commends the student to the Provost. The Provost examines and approves the commendation and certifies the degree on behalf of the President and the Board of Regents. A graduation ceremony may be held at the student’s campus of residency or other appropriate location.