North Central College requires a minimum of 128 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. Cardinals accepts transfer credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Cardinals does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 64% of students who start college at Cardinals finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Cardinals offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Cardinals may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Cardinals directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Cardinals students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Cardinals.
Student Designed Majors
Cardinals allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Double Majoring at Cardinals
Cardinals 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 require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
🟨 Check with Cardinals directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.
❌ Cardinals does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
🟨 Cardinals may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.
✅ Cardinals offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.
❌ Cardinals does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Cardinals does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Oesterle 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.
Cardinals does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
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.
Does Cardinals 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.
Cardinals has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 Cardinals include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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