Core Curriculum Rule
Students are required to successfully complete all Area A core curriculum courses (courses emphasizing communication skills and quantitative skills) in a timely manner. First-time and transfer students entering NGCSU summer terms 2010, fall semester 2010, and spring 2011 who have earned 60 hours but have not completed Area A must enroll in the next course necessary to make progress toward completing this Area in every semester in which they take classes. Effective summer 2011, this hour limit is lowered to 45 hours. Effective summer 2012, this hour limit is lowered to 30 hours. For students with Learning Support requirements in reading, writing, and/or mathematics, taking the required Learning Support course(s) counts as making progress toward completing Area A. Students are also encouraged to complete at least one laboratory science course and at least one course of any foreign language requirement during the first sixty hours of coursework.