Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

NSULA says, "The core encompasses the knowledge and abilities that Northwestern believes are essential to college graduates. Its requirements are designed to improve students' writing and speaking, to develop an appreciation and knowledge of the arts and humanities, to equip students with mathematical skills at the level of college algebra and above, and to strengthen students' understanding of biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:7,898
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:20%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,006 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,794 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "English" requirement through SAT or ACT scores.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs and may be fulfilled with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "History" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 07/11/2016


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