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NNC Academics

Northwest Nazarene University requires a minimum of 124 semester credits 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. Around 57% of students who started college at NNC finish the requirements for graduation within six years. NNC offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at NNC?

NNC has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement , but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at NNC

When choosing a major, NNC students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at NNC below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. NNC does not require a senior project for all students.

Does NNC Offer Learning Disability Services?

NNC offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability 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.

Does NNC Have An Online Program?

NNC has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does NNC Offer AP Credit?

NNC 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.

Does NNC Have An Honor's Program?

NNC 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.

Does NNC Require Internships?

NNC requires an internship for students in some majors only. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

NNC Majors & Subject Areas

Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Science
Computer Graphics
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Administration of Special Education
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Engineering, General
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Spanish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Religion/Religious Studies
Christian Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Youth Ministry
Chemistry, General
Environmental Chemistry
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Social Work
Social Work, Other
Social Sciences, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Graphic Design
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music, General
Music Theory and Composition
Keyboard Instruments
Voice and Opera
Music, Other
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
History, General

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