Northwestern University requires at least 45 courses to graduate with 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.
Northwestern does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Northwestern has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
Around 95% of students who started college at Northwestern complete all the credits required within six years.
Northwestern offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
Northwestern has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
When choosing a major, Northwestern students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Northwestern below.
Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring 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.
If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Northwestern does not require students to complete a senior project.
Northwestern 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.
Northwestern does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
Northwestern 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.
Northwestern does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College..
Northwestern does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
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.
Northwestern has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Northwestern include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Northwestern does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
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