Taking Classes in Other Northwestern Schools
Weinberg College students can enroll in many classes offered by other schools at Northwestern. You can take individual classes that interest you, and you can also choose to complete a minor, certificate, or concentration in another school. At most two units of non-Weinberg credit may be taken concurrently.
You can count a maximum of 11 units of credit from other schools of the University toward Weinberg College degree requirements. The following rules also apply:
- Of the 11 units of credit, at most 3 full units can be in applied music. Most applied music classes are ones in which the primary activity is making music, whether on an instrument or with one's voice; more information is available from the Weinberg College Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising.
- School of Professional Studies (SPS) classes offered by departments and programs with counterparts in Weinberg College count as Weinberg College classes for this purpose; credit earned through classes in all other SPS departments counts toward the maximum of 11 non-Weinberg units of credit allowed toward a Weinberg degree. This is true for both classes taught in a classroom and classes taught online. To take an SPS class, you must fill out and submit an Authorization for Dual Registration form, which you can get at the Registrar’s Office. Your College Adviser or the Assistant Dean for Academic Standing must sign the form. You then return it to the Registrar’s Office. SPS students receive priority for SPS classes, so you should not count on getting into classes you want.
Students majoring or minoring in computer science and those pursuing teaching certification through the School of Education and Social Policy are granted exceptions to the 11-course limit for courses taken toward these requirements. Contact your College Adviser for details.
Other students who think they can demonstrate a compelling and extraordinary need to take more than 11 units of credit outside Weinberg College should contact their College Adviser or the Assistant Dean for Curriculum.Back to top