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Undergraduate Catalog


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Majors and Minors

Explore academic programs, different degree options—from one-year certificates, two-year associate and four-year bachelor's—and the courses you can choose from.

Programs by Department

Degree Types


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See descriptions for all university courses, if prerequisite courses are needed, if they fulfill General Education requirements, if there are lecture, discussion and laboratory components, and generally when they are offered. Refer to the course offerings section of for current course offerings and to register for particular courses.

Course Search

How to Register for a Class

Advanced Placement


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Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements

Familiarity with the content of the Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Bulletin is essential for all students. It is important that students obtain complete information and understand all of the requirements to successfully complete their degree ­ programs. Although there are faculty advisers and many other sources of assistance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to meet all graduation requirements.


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“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

Jaeseung Baek, College of Business Professor


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General Education

The General Education Program is designed to complement a student’s academic major by promoting the integration of knowledge derived from multiple perspectives and stresses the development of problem-solving skills and intellectual creativity through the exploration of a broad range of disciplines and fields. Bachelor's degree students must successfully complete ten general education courses, mostly of their choosing, in these component areas:

Effective Communication 

Human Expression

Integrative Thinking

Perspectives on Society

Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

Scientific Inquiry

Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

World Cultures

Written English Competency

Mathematics Competency

Laboratory Science Requirement


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Enrichment Programs

Enhance your academic and college experience by joining or applying for these special programs.

First Year Experience

Honors Program

Freshman Fellowship

Student Leader Fellowship Program

Superior Edge

Study Abroad

Contact Information

The Registrar's Office oversees the management of student records, course registration, and scheduling, degree evaluations, the commencement ceremony, and transcripts.

The Registrar encourages every student to become familiar with NMU's current Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements. Students with questions or concerns should make an appointment with their academic adviser to discuss academic issues.

For specific questions, contact:

Registrar's website