May 23, 2024  
2021-22 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education are required during the freshman and sophomore years. For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements. However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements. Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information. Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.

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)

All beginning freshmen are required to enroll their first semester. The course / orientation program helps students begin the transition to university students by providing information pertaining to campus life and the varied concerns that freshmen encounter while beginning their college careers. Students meet in small groups with faculty and participate in larger group activities that familiarize them with important academic, social, developmental, and financial concepts essential to a successful first year.

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 Technology and the 21st Century Learner

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