NUpath is the core curriculum required for all freshmen who entered in fall 2016 and later. Students already admitted with a different set of core requirements or transfer students whose entry year was earlier than fall 2016 should refer to the academic catalog for their year.
NUpath is Northeastern University’s set of institution-wide general education requirements for all students in all majors. The goal of the NUpath is to develop in our students the knowledge and skills to be lifelong learners with success in many careers, to be thoughtful global citizens, and to be fulfilled human beings. It offers students the flexibility to integrate general education learning into their individual educational journeys while maintaining the rigor of high standards through defined learning outcomes, making NUpath a unique tool for personalized curricular enrichment.
NUpath is competency based rather than course based. It is built around essential, broad-based knowledge and skills—such as understanding societies and analyzing data—integrated with specific content areas and disciplines.