NU Core


The NU Core, our institution-wide general education requirement launched in Fall, 2007, is a major component of Northeastern's mission to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment. The NU Core is intended to provide to our students a balanced and integrated structure that consistently builds scientific thought, mathematical thinking, quantitative reasoning, logical thinking, critical analysis, humanistic reflection, information literacy, communication skills, creative habits of mind and practice, promotes practical applications, and encourages ethical awareness. The NU Core offers our students opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become thoughtful citizens and capable leaders, identify and effectively use information from a variety of print and electronic sources, and understand connections among NU Core courses, major courses, and experiential learning.