Northern State University requires at least 120 to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Northern State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Northern State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 56% of students who start college at Northern State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Northern State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Northern State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Northern State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Northern State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Northern State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Northern State University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Northern State University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Northern State University
Northern State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Northern State University offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Northern State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Northern State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Northern State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Northern State University.
🟨 Northern State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Beulah Williams Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Northern State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
Does Northern State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Northern State University does not have any ROTC programs.
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