Northwestern State University of Louisiana requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Northwestern State University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Northwestern State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, Northwestern State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 44% of students who start college at Northwestern State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Northwestern State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Northwestern State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Northwestern State 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 are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Northwestern State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Northwestern State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Northwestern State University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Northwestern State University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Northwestern State University
Northwestern State 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: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Northwestern State University 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 State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Northwestern State 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.
✅ Northwestern State University 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. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Northwestern State University.
✅ Northwestern State University requires an internship for all students.
Internships can help students gain hands on work experience for their resume, network, and explore career paths without committing to one path. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library 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.
Northwestern State 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 Northwestern State 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.
Northwestern State University has an Army 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 State University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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