Undergraduate Studies

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Undergraduate academic options

As a student, you have a vast array of options to pursue, including opportunities for learning both in and outside the classroom. You will choose courses to complete one of the many possible majors and fulfill other requirements—plus ones you take just because they intrigue you. You also have opportunities to learn outside Northwestern classrooms through hands-on research, internships, study abroad and more.

Navigate progress toward your degree

From choosing first-year courses to completing your petition to graduate, the Undergraduate Student Handbook can help you understand and fulfill degree requirements. Additionally, call or visit academic advisers anytime for guidance and recommendations.

Tools for new and current students

Entering students should consult our webpages about the first year and transfer students for information about credits and placement, choosing first courses, and requirements you will need to fulfill.

Current students should visit our Current Students landing page for quick links to resources and tools that you'll need as you complete your degree.