Transfer credit equivalencies
The following serves as a guide for students transferring to Northwestern College or transferring select credits to NWC.
|Biblical studies||4-credit NWC course||100|
|Christian theology||4-credit NWC course||200|
|Cross-cultural studies||3-4 credits of non-Western studies (e.g., Asian, Latin American, Native American, African, etc.)||100-300|
|Fine arts||3-4 credits of art, music or theatre appreciation||100-200|
|History||4 credits (must be writing intensive)||100-200|
|Kinesiology||2-3 credits of physical education/wellness||100-200|
|Language||3-9 credits of modern foreign language (e.g., Spanish, French, German, etc.) or 4-8 credits of ancient language (e.g., Hebrew, Greek, etc.)||100-200|
|Literature||3-4 credits of literary studies (e.g., American writers, British writers, poetry, short stories, Shakespeare, etc.)||100-200|
|Mathematics||3-4 credits of mathematical science at or above college algebra (Students with math ACT of 19 or below may need to complete basic algebra as well.)||100-200|
|Natural science||3-4 credits laboratory science (biology, chemistry or physics; must contain a lab component)||100-200|
|Philosophy||4 credits of philosophy (e.g., Introduction to Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, etc.)||100-200|
|Social science||3-4 credits of psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology or political science||100-200|
Note: Some courses meet both a general education and a major requirement. Refer to the NWC catalog for additional information.