Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

Nicholls State says it "is committed to the principle that, while general education prepares students for personal and professional success in the specialized focus of their majors, it also provides a lasting broader foundation for intellectual and personal growth, for critical inquiry and problem-solving, and for ethical and responsible choices." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,690
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:18%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,348 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$18,279 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "English Composition" requirement through SAT or ACT scores, and the "Writing Intensive" requirement may be satisfied by courses that do not focus on expository writing.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

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

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Nicholls State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 09/24/2015


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