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The Division of Arts & Sciences is responsible for most of the general education core, which are courses, such as composition and algebra, which students may be required to take regardless of their major.

Many of the students who pursue an associate degree in the arts or sciences plan on transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Choosing to earn an associate degree at Northwest State gives students a broad-based background in liberal arts that will allow them to meet the general education requirements at most four-year colleges and universities.

Students who have not yet decided on a major, but know that they want to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree, can benefit from the transfer module offered at Northwest State. This module consists of 40 semester hours that will transfer to any Ohio four-year college.