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Degree Requirements

To earn a degree from Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, you must complete certain requirements. This section of the site describes how they can be met.

The first four requirements ensure that you acquire important skills and gain a breadth of knowledge spanning multiple disciplines; the fifth guarantees depth of understanding through intensive study within one area.

Special degree requirements apply to transfer students. Review the transfer requirements.

Special exceptions to how courses completed in Winter Quarter 2020 and Spring Quarter 2020 apply to degree requirements can be found in the addendum to the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog.

Number of courses and quarters

Policies require a certain number of quarters and credits that must be earned at Northwestern and Weinberg College.

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