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General Education Core
The general education core allows you (the student) to reaffirm your common experiences, to redefine your common goals, and to provide a foundation for confronting your common problems. The courses selected for inclusion in the general education core emphasize communication and techniques of creative inquiry that are used in all disciplines.
Students planning to transfer to another institution before completing Northern’s General Education Core would be well advised to take courses from the MUS Transferable Core.
All students seeking an associate of arts, associate of science, or bachelor’s degree at Montana State University-Northern are required to fulfill course work within each of seven General Education categories. The categories, the outcomes and the courses for each category are listed below.
If general education core classes are required in a program area, they can be counted towards fulfilling the general education core as well as the program requirement. (However, the number of the credits for the course only counts once toward the total credits of the degree). Students who transfer course work to MSU-Northern will have general education courses counted in the same category as the transferring institution, even if the course is not offered at MSU-Northern.