Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Northwest State General Education Requirements


General Studies courses provide instruction that is essential to a well-rounded education, including written and oral communications, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Every degree program requires a core of these general education courses to insure that our graduates are not only academically prepared but also better citizens. Arts & Sciences courses help the students develop ways of approaching information and experience that strengthen their reasoning capacity, their awareness of relationships and responsibilities in a social and civic context, and their attention to values and moral issues.

As part of the graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Business, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Individualized Study, and Associate of Technical Study degrees, a student must complete at least five courses of general studies. These courses are distributed within five core categories. Students must take at least one course from each of the five categories as listed below. Students should consult their degree program for specific requirements within this core.

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees are recommended primarily for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The planned program of instruction is generally equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program.



Northwest State General Education Requirements


Mathematics and Data Analysis


Skill Proficiency


One year certificate graduates: MTH 080  or MTH 085  proficiency is required. However, individual programs may require a higher mathematics competence. This requirement may be fulfilled by placement test, proficiency test, or by taking the course.