Online Individual Courses

Learn in a flexible format, wherever you are, with more than 60 online classes.
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Earn college credit by taking undergraduate online courses at Northwestern. There are more than 60 courses to choose from, including several that have received the Course of the Year award from the Association of Christian Distance Education. Anyone with a high school diploma or GED may take online courses through Northwestern.

Learn Your Way

Courses are offered as independent study or in online learning groups. An independent study course means that while you study, you have more flexible due dates and you may have less frequent interaction with your professor. You will need to make consistent academic progress on your course but will do so independently of other learners. An online learning group course requires that students interact with other students and their instructor. Semester start and end dates are critical for a learning group course. The group of students starts the course together, works through the course materials and assignments together, and finishes together. This type of course has greater accountability because the courses have weekly due dates which are to be followed throughout the semester.

Dual Enrollment Online Courses:

2018-19 ONLINE DUAL ENROLLMENT INDIVIDUAL COURSES: $395 PER CREDIT (FALL 2018, SPRING 2019, SUMMER 2019)*

*In addition to the tuition cost there is a $55 technology fee per course.

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AWARD-WINNING COURSES

Northwestern has received seven Course Of The Year awards from the Association of Christian Distance Education.

2011 – DNA: The Language of Life 

2007 – Old Testament Archaeology  

2006 – Second Temple Judaism  

2002 – Foundations of Communications  

2000 – Concepts of Chemistry and Lab  

1999 – Race and Ethnicity in America  

1996 – Concepts of Astronomy

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