Northwestern will prepare you for more than just a career; it'll prepare you for the rest of your life. In life, it's important to think well, communicate clearly, and approach most issues and situations with both intelligence and compassion—that is, with head and heart. You'll need to be a lifelong learner. And lifelong learning is a journey that could start in your general education courses at Northwestern.
Start with a foundation
It's true students often see their general education courses as something to check off the list. But once they're taking courses in disciplines they never knew they enjoyed, some change their major. And most find the reading, writing and thinking skills they're learning relate to their major more than they realized. Regardless, no matter what your major is, you'll also graduate with foundational knowledge in:
- Fine arts
- Foreign language
- Natural and social science