To ensure a solid foundation of general knowledge and a broad liberal arts background, NDMU requires approximately one-third of coursework in Engage and Empower courses.
In areas where there are options to select from approved classes offered by more than one department, selections must satisfy the following requirements over the course of General Education studies:
- One course in a social and behavioral science
- One course with a fine art[s] designation
- One course with a history designation
- One course with a literature designation
- One 200 level or higher RST or PHL course
- No course taken may be used to meet more than one of the “learning outcome” groups.
- No courses may be used for the major (except toward completion of a second major or a minor).
- Native speakers who are bilingual should consult with the Chair of the Language Department (Dr. Rachel Burk) for guidance regarding the language requirement:
Non-Native Speakers of English
International students may fulfill the General Education Foreign Language Requirement in one of three ways:
- TOEFL Exam: At entrance, provide evidence of a score of 550 or higher on the TOEFL exam, or 213 or higher on the TOEFL: BT Test or 80 or higher on the IBT Test.
- Language Department Placement Exam: At entrance, score on the advanced level on all parts of the language department's English Placement Test.
- Language Department Placement Exam: Complete LEF-203, LEF-204, LCL-331 or LCL-332, based on the results of the English Placement Test.
All departments will designate a course within the major that will satisfy the Technological Competency requirement that will be assessed as part of General Education assessment.