Feb 28, 2021  
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements

Effective Fall 2019, Northeastern State University implemented the following general education curriculum. 

Math Pathway (3 hrs, select one path)

Global Perspectives (3 hours)

Requirement may be completed by a course in any category.

Life Skills (6 hours)

Natural Sciences (7-9 hours)

At least one course from the biological or physical sciences must include a lab.

1. Biological Sciences (3-4 hours)

2. Physical Sciences (3-5 hours)

University Studies (3 hours)

Total Hours - 46 to 48

Computer Proficiency

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency, which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications.  Students may complete the requirement through one of three options:

  1. Successfully completing a high school computer science course that meets the State Regents’ high school curricular requirements; OR
  2. Satisfying NSU’s computer proficiency assessment; OR
  3. Successfully completing CS/IS 1003 Computers in Modern Society or EDUC 4823 Emerging Technologies

Students should complete this requirement in their first 30 hours of coursework.