Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa, ID

Northwest Nazarene University says, "The General Education Program is the foundation of all undergraduate education at Northwest Nazarene University. It purposely expresses, through curriculum, the mission of the University as a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan heritage. The objective of the General Education Program is to provide a common experience for the personal and intellectual growth of each student." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,480
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:36%
  • Tuition & Fees:$29,000 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Literature" requirement may be satisfied by nice courses or courses that are narrow in scope.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because students may test out of the "Mathematics Competency" requirement through SAT or ACT scores. Moreover, mathematics is one of three areas of the "Additional Science Electives" requirement, from which students need only select two.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Northwest Nazarene 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: 07/25/2018


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