Northwest University requires a minimum of 125 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Northwest University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Northwest University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 58% of students who start college at Northwest University complete all the credits required within six years.
Northwest University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Northwest University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Northwest 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 Northwest University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Northwest University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Northwest University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Northwest University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Northwest University
Northwest 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
❌ Northwest University does not offer services for students with disabilities.
❌ Northwest University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Northwest 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.
❌ Northwest University does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
🟨 Northwest 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 Hurst 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.
Northwest University 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 Northwest University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Northwest University 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 Northwest University 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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