Northwestern College requires at least 124 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Northwestern College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Northwestern College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Northwestern College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 70% of students who start college at Northwestern College complete all the credits required within six years.
Northwestern College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Northwestern College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Northwestern College 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 language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Northwestern College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Northwestern College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Northwestern College.
Student Designed Majors
Northwestern College 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.
Northwestern College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Northwestern College
Northwestern College 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.
✅ Northwestern College 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 College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Northwestern College 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 College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Northwestern College.
❌ Students at Northwestern College are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the DeWitt Learning Commons and there is one other library on 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 College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis
Does Northwestern College 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.
Northwestern College does not have any ROTC programs.
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