Undergraduate Degree Requirements

The Traditional Undergraduate Program at Northwest Nazarene University offers four degrees, the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Majors are offered in 46 fields of study. To qualify for a bachelor's degree at NNU, students must satisfy the seven requirements described below. Faculty and staff members at the University advise students concerning progress toward graduation; however, students are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements.

In order for students to graduate under the requirements of the catalog in use at the time they matriculated, a bachelor's degree must be completed within seven years. Otherwise, students 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. All 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. Students 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 eight semester credits in the major.
  5. General Education Program. Students must complete the General Education Program as described here.
  6. Major Field of Study. Students must complete the requirements for one major or two co-majors.
  7. Application for Graduation. Candidates for a degree must submit an application for graduation one semester prior to the intended graduation date.