Pathways Program Course Requirements

Bachelor’s degrees through NLU's Pathways program are 180 quarter hours in length. Students may transfer up to 15 hours of prior college-level or AP credit pending approval. An Academic Advisor will work with you to finalize your course requirements and academic path. The chart below illustrates the course requirements for the first two years depending on the track you choose.

Courses are subject to change.

Year 1

Term 1: September
» Student Success Seminar
» Beginning English
   Composition
» Introduction to Psychology

Term 2: January
» Effective Speaking for the
   Undergraduate
» Physical Science
» Introduction to
   Political Science

Term 3: April
» Introduction to Mathematical
   Concepts    
» Biology with Lab
» History Across the Globe

Term 4: June
» Optional summer coursework  

Year 2

Term 5: September
» Intermediate English
   Composition
» Philosophy in Today’s World
» Basic Art Appreciation

Term 6: January
» Macroeconomics for Today’s
   Professional
» Leadership in the Workplace
» Foundational Sociology

Term 7: April
» Statistical Foundations
» Think Global Perspectives from
   the Field
» Ethics, Logic and Critical
   Inquiry

Term 8: June
» Optional summer coursework 

Year 1

Term 1: September
» Student Success Seminar
» Beginning English
   Composition
» Introduction to Psychology

Term 2: January
» Effective Speaking for the
   Undergraduate
» Physical Science
» Introduction to Political
   Science

Term 3: April
» Introduction to
   Mathematical Concepts    
» Biology with Lab
» History Across the Globe

Term 4: June
» Optional summer coursework 

 


Year 2

Term 5: September
» Intermediate English
   Composition
» Philosophy in Today’s World
» Basic Art Appreciation

Term 6: January
» Macroeconomics for Today’s
   Professional
» Principles of Financial
   Accounting
» Introduction to Software
   Applications

Term 7: April
» Statistical Foundations
» Think Global Perspectives
   from the Field of Business
» Principles of Managerial
   Accounting

Term 8: June
» Optional summer coursework

 

Year 1

Term 1: September
» Student Success
   Seminar
» Beginning English
   Composition
» Introduction to
   Psychology

Term 2: January
» Effective Speaking for
   the Undergraduate
» Physical Science  
» Introduction to Political
   Science

Term 3: April
» Math Content for Educators I   
» Biology with Lab
» History Across the Globe

Term 4: June
» Optional summer
   coursework  

 

 

Year 2

Term 5: September
» Intermediate English
   Composition
» Math Content for Educators II
» Basic Art Appreciation

Term 6: January
» Children’s Literature for
   Educators
» Applied Educational
   Psychology
» Technology for Educators

Term 7: April
» Educational Philosophy-A
   Historical Account
» Think Global-US Historical /
   Perspectives from the Field of
   Education
» ESL and Bilingual Educational
   Foundations

Term 8: June
» Optional summer
   coursework

 


During its inaugural year, the Pathways program at NLU is working with a variety of organizations including Chicago Public Schools, OneGoal (a national organization that partners with higher education for student success) and Network for College Success at the University of Chicago.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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