2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Core List

Purdue University Northwest requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in the following General Education competencies: 

  • First Year Experience (1 to 3 credits)
  • English Composition (6 credits)
  • Speech Communication (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Natural Science (3 credits)
  • Technology (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • Any General Education (3 credits)

Additional General Education coursework may be required to achieve the minimum 30 credit hours. Review program requirements with your academic advisor to stay on track for graduation. Only courses approved by University Senate will satisfy Gen Ed Requirements.

Information regarding Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC) can be found here.

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Natural Sciences


For Honors College Students Only

Students who complete HONR 11100 - Honors Cohort I  have fulfilled the ENGL 10400 requirement (English Composition)

Students who complete HONR 11200 - Honors Cohort II  have fulfilled the COM 11400 requirement (Speech Communication)

Students who complete HONR 21100 - Honors Cohort III  have fulfilled the ENGL 10500 requirement (English Composition)