General Education

NPU general education

The purpose of general education is to give breadth to a student's education. With a general background in English and communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and the social sciences, the student will be prepared for his or her role both in society and at work. Students who have not completed the general education requirements upon entering a degree program at NPU are required to observe the following curriculum to meet the general education requirements:

English and Communications (12 units)

ENGL101 Expository Writing (3)
ENGL102 Critical Thinking (3)
ENGL115 Speech and Public Speaking (3)
ENGL210 Intercultural Communication (3)

note: ENGL101 is a required course. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.

Humanities (9 units)

HU210 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
HU240 Music Appreciation (3)
HU280 Principles of Ethics (3)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (9 units)

PHYS101 Introduction to Physical Sciences (3)
MATH201 Calculus I (3)
MATH208 Statistics (3)

note: MATH201 and MATH208 are required courses. PHYS101 is a suggested subject.

Social Sciences (9 units)

SOC201 California History (3)
SOC245 Health Psychology (3)
SOC270 Early American History (3)