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Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Bachelor Degree Requirements
Northwest Nazarene University offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. To qualify for a bachelor's degree at NNU, the student must satisfy the seven (7) requirements described below. Faculty and staff members at the university advise students concerning progress toward graduation. However, the student is responsible for meeting all graduation requirements.

In order for a student to graduate under the requirements of the Catalog in use at the time he/she matriculated, the student must complete a bachelor's degree within seven (7) years. Otherwise, the student must use the most recent catalog.

  1. Total Credits. The student must complete a minimum of 124 semester credits.
  2. Upper-Division Credits. The student must complete at least 32 semester credits in courses numbered above 2999.
  3. Quality of Grades. Grades must average C (2.000) or better. A grade of C- (1.700) or better must be earned in all courses which apply toward the major. Some majors have higher GPA requirements. See individual program descriptions for details.
  4. Residence. Each student must spend a minimum of one year, full-time standing, in residence. If only one year is spent at NNU, it must be the senior year and must include a minimum of 8 semester credits in the major.
  5. General Education Program. The student must complete the Bacelor's Degree General Education Program.
  6. Major Field of Study. In addition to the various areas of scholarship represented in the general education group requirements, a baccalaureate degree requires a more detailed acquaintance with the advanced materials and methods of a particular field. In this field of concentration the student is expected to attain an elementary degree of mastery and a background for further reading and study, formal or informal. In many cases this major study has professional or vocational value. 
  7. Application for Graduation. Candidates for a degree must submit an application for graduation and have the application approved by the administrator(s) of the program.

Associate of Arts Degree Requirements
Northwest Nazarene University offers the Associate of Arts (AA) degree. To qualify for an Associate of Arts degree at NNU, the student must satisfy the six (6) requirements described below. Faculty and staff members at the university advise students concerning progress toward degree completion. However, the student is responsible for meeting all degree completion requirements.

In order for a student to graduate under the requirements of the Catalog in use at the time he/she matriculated, the student must complete an associate degree within 4 years. Otherwise, the student must use the most recent catalog.

  1. Total Credits: A minimum of 63 credits.
  2. Quality of Grades: Grades must average C (2.000) or better in the 63 semester credits which meet the AA degree requirements. A grade of C- (1.700) or better must be earned in all courses which apply toward the concentration. Some majors have higher GPA requirements. See individual program descriptions for details.
  3. Residence: A minimum of 50% of the total credits (32) must be taken at NNU in order to receive an AA degree from NNU.
  4. General Education Requirements: The student must complete the General Education requirements for the AA degree program.
  5. Concentration: In addition to the general education requirements in the AA, a concentration of at least 15 credits is required.
  6. Application for Graduation: Candidates for a degree must submit an application for graduation and have the application approved by the administrator of the program. The application should be placed on file with the registrar at the beginning of the semester prior to the semester in which the student plans to graduate.