Educated Citizen Courses

Core Curriculum

Minimum requirements for the Core Curriculum are broken up into four categories: communications, humanities, social sciences and natural & applied sciences. Below is a list of all of the courses NMC offers to fulfill these requirements. Each program has specific requirements within these categories. Consult the program courses tab for more specific information.

A baccalaureate degree requires 45 credit hours and an associate degree requires 21 credit hours to complete the Educated Citizen Core Curriculum.

Baccalaureate Degree (45 credit hours)  Associate Degree (21 credit hours)
Communications (9 credit hours) Communications (6 credit hours)
COM 101 English Composition COM 101 English Composition
COM 245 OR COM 230 Language & Culture in Healthcare COM 245 OR COM 230 Language & Culture in Healthcare
COM 320 Healthcare Collaboration & Leadership COM 290 Portfolio Synthesis
Humanities (15 credit hours) Humanities (6 credit hours)
HUM 150 The World of Ideas: Critical Reasoning & Rhetoric HUM 150 The World of Ideas: Critical Reasoning & Rhetoric
HUM 210 Introduction to Ethics HUM 2-- The World of Ideas: Elective
HUM 255 The World of Ideas: Historical Perspectives Natural & Applied Sciences
(3 credit hours)
**HUM 220/255/277 The World of Ideas: Electives 3 credits determined by program
Natural & Applied Sciences
(9 credit hours)
Social Sciences (6 credit hours)
9 credits determined by program SSC --- Psychology Elective
Social Sciences (12 credit hours) SSC 235 The Sociology of Culture
SSC --- Psychology Elective .

SSC 235 The Sociology of Culture
SSC 465 Capstone: The Educated Citizen
Statistics or Research or combined Statistics/Research Course
**Six credits of Humanities: At least of one of the two humanities elective courses must be in the Arts or Human Connection distribution area.