1 2 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY GLOBAL PATHWAYS YOUR PATHWAY TO A DEGREE AT A TOP U.S. UNIVERSITY Boston, Massachussets
2 2 WELCOME Northeastern University is a Top 65 University Ranked 62 among top National US universities by US News & World Report (2012) As one of the preeminent research universities in the world, Northeastern University offers students a transformative education that sets the foundation for a lifetime of success, innovative ideas and healthy participation in a global community. The University is comprised of 8 colleges and the School of Law. Each College within the University has a unique set of majors and specialities. The Global Pathways program is part of the College of Professional Studies. Students will receive a conditional acceptance to one of the 8 Colleges at Northeastern University and upon successful completion of their Global Pathway program, begin in their full time major. Welcome from the Dean of Northeastern University College of Professional Studies As dean, I ensure that our more than 50-year tradition of providing access for students to a high quality, world-class education is continued. We are committed to engaging graduate and undergraduate adult learners, developing new pathways for international students, and creating opportunities for students from underserved populations. Northeastern University s College of Professional Studies has achieved international recognition as a leader in providing programs for working professionals. The College is not limited to traditional disciplines but rather focused on you, the student; your needs, your interests, and your goals. This allows us to provide an education that is uniquely aligned with your geography, career path, and schedule. We have developed a rich academic curriculum that corresponds to thriving industries such as education, management, healthcare, and information technology. The College s portfolio of programs range from doctoral programs that combine cutting-edge coursework with professionally relevant research projects to Foundation Year an innovative, first-year college program that transforms Boston-area students into engaged learners. Our online learning model provides you with access to more than 80 degrees and professional certificate programs and provides the opportunity to learn with classmates from 85 countries. Our faculty members are industry professionals, scholar-practitioners, and mentors that represent numerous industries. Our success lies in this diversity of program offerings, students, and faculty. The College of Professional Studies has seen tremendous international growth in the past five years. Our innovative approach to education provides access to a more dynamic student population than possible at traditional colleges. The multi-cultural classroom experience prepares our students to operate in a complex global environment. Your desire for learning and entrepreneurial spirit will serve as a great value to our classroom. Welcome to our global community of students. John G. LaBrie, Ed.D Dean of Northeastern University College of Professional Studies and Vice President for Professional Education
3 3 CONTENTS 4 Boston - A City Steeped in History and Traditions 6 Northeastern University 8 Campus Life and Student Services 9 Undergraduate Co-op and Experiential Learning 10 Global Pathways Program 12 Undergraduate Global Pathways 14 Global Pathways Undergraduate Majors 15 Undergraduate Global Pathways Curriculum 17 Undergraduate Progression Requirements 18 Graduate Global Pathways 20 Graduate Global Pathways Majors 21 Graduate Global Pathways Curriculum 24 Graduate Progression Requirements 25 Pre-sessional English 26 Housing Options 27 Step-by-Step Guide to Apply 28 Prices and Start Dates 29 Terms and Conditions 30 Application and Required Documents
4 4 Boston, Massachusetts Overview A CITY STEEPED IN HISTORY AND TRADITION Boston is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts and it is also one of the oldest cities in the United States. The city was settled in 1630 and has maintained much of its rich history many original buildings and sites have been preserved as historic monuments. With more than 50 colleges and universities within the area, Boston is a center of education. The city s economy includes research, electronics, universities, engineering, finance, and technology mainly biotechnology. THE ULTIMATE COLLEGE TOWN Boston is considered one of the intellectual capitals of the world. Northeastern University students find themselves in the center of everything Boston has to offer. Symphony Hall, the world renowned Museum of Fine Arts, and the stylish shopping and dining on Newbury Street are all within walking distance. Historic Quincy Market and the Museum of Science are all within easy reach via the T, Boston s subway system. America s Sports Town Bostonians are proud of their many professional sports. Whether watching the great American baseball rivals, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, a football game with the New England Patriots, or any of the Northeastern University Husky sports teams, students will have an experience they will never forget! Boston also has basketball, hockey, and soccer with the Celtics, Bruins, and New England Revolution! Most of the major sporting venues are close to campus, particularly Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox. a culturally diverse city With more than 20,000 international students, Boston is a great place for students from all over the world. It is a highenergy, international hub of culture, education, commerce, and recreation. Boston combines the diverse, cosmopolitan, and cutting-edge vibe of a major city complemented by the neighborhood flavor of a safe and livable town. Location, location, location! Located on the New England coast, Boston is easily accessible to other major east coast cities. New York City -180 miles (290 km), Philadelphia miles (515 km), and Washington DC miles (725 km) are very easy to get to by train. Transportation Northeastern is easily accessible via public transportation with 4 subway stops on campus. The T, Boston s subway system, is the oldest subway system in America. The T is a comprehensive public transportation system and includes subway (green, red, blue, orange and silver lines), bus and commuter rail routes serving Boston, and the surrounding suburbs. TORONTO BOSTON CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK WASHINGTON
5 5 Weather: Four Seasons of Fun You may have heard the saying about New England weather: If you don t like it, wait 10 minutes. Variations from day to day (if not minute to minute) can be enormous. Boston does, however, have four distinct seasons of which the average temperatures and precipitation are as follows: 2 c 3 c 6 c 12 c 19 c 24 c 27 c 26 c 22 c 17 c 9 c 4 c jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec rainfall (cm) Did you know that Boston has many nicknames? America s Walking City City of Champions Bean Town The Olde Towne Boston Economy Boston s colleges and universities have a significant effect on the regional economy, with students contributing an estimated $4.8 billion annually to the city s economy. Boston s colleges and universities are major employers and attract industries to the city and surrounding region. Boston is home to a number of technology companies and is a hub for biotechnology, with the Milken Institute rating Boston as the top life sciences cluster in the country. Boston also receives the highest amount of annual funding from the National Institutes of Health of all cities in the United States. Some of the major companies headquartered within the city are: Gillette (now owned by Procter & Gamble) New Balance Fidelity Investments Boston Scientific Liberty Mutual Insurance Company The Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company
6 6 Northeastern University Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university with approximately 22,000 undergraduates and graduates and is a leader in experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. The university s broad mix of experience-based education programs the signature cooperative education program, student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections and confidence that enable students to transform their lives. Award-winning professors Real-world experience More than 80 undergraduate programs and more than 125 programs at graduate level Student population over 125 countries represented Campus Facts Location: Boston, Massachusetts Established: 1898 Type: Private Research University Student Population: - Undergraduate 15,339 - Postgraduate 5,410 Campus size (in acres): 73 T (subway) stops on campus: 4 Nickname: Huskies Website: GLOBAL PATHWAYS POSTGRADUATE TESTIMONIAL Ayumi Onaka Japan Postgraduate in Public Administration The Global Pathways program helps international students to prepare to study effectively at a U.S. graduate school.
7 7 Northeastern is ranked among the Top national universities in academics and experiential learning. Ranked number 62 by U.S. News and World Report.* Ranked 2nd on the list of Up-and-Coming national universities (U.S. News & World Report) (2010 and 2011). Ranked 27th in undergraduate Business in the U.S. (BusinessWeek magazine) (2009). Ranked 1st in the internship category and an A+ for job placement (BusinessWeek magazine) (2009). Ranked No. 1 for best career services (Princeton Review) (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011). Ranked 4th as one of America s Most Entrepreneurial Campuses (Forbes Magazine) (2010). Ranked 12th for Architecture by the Key Institute National Rankings (2009). * US News and World report Undergraduate Residential College ranking. Faculty and Research Northeastern s 1,965 full and part-time faculty members frequently bring interdisciplinary thinking to their research, and collaborate with colleagues in other colleges to find solutions to real world problems. Students have the opportunity to do more than observe research solutions. Students experience knowledge creation through collaborative partnerships with faculty mentors on campus and through experiential learning opportunities in hospitals, laboratories, and corporations around the world. Student Clubs and Organizations Northeastern is home to more than 260 student organizations all brimming with opportunities. Student government associations allow students to develop their leadership potential. Academic and professional societies give students the opportunity to network with accomplished professionals in their field. Students will find athletic clubs, performing arts groups, cultural organizations, and everything in between. At Northeastern, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Honors Program The Honors Program invites exceptionally motivated students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience once they begin full time study at Northeastern University. Scholars who are invited into the University Honors Program are among our most highly accomplished and motivated prospective students. The program includes: Demanding and challenging academic opportunities Connecting to an active community of thinkers committed to making a difference Living and Learning in the Honors Program thematic communities The Honors Program frames opportunities that are intellectually rigorous, based on both foundational and advanced work in interdisciplinary thematic areas. The Honors Program promotes global awareness and civic engagement across all its offerings, and empowers students through resources within the Program as well as the larger Northeastern community. Athletics and Recreation As one of the top 100 collegiate athletic programs in the nation, Northeastern excels in a number of sports. The University fields 18 varsity teams in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports, as well as other teams and individuals in national and international arenas. Nicknamed the Huskies, the varsity teams are among the most successful in New England. The Huskies host some of the biggest collegiate events, have won numerous league championships, and NCAA playoff berths in recent years. Come help root for the Huskies! The Marino Center features basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts, a suspended track, and the latest in exercise equipment. Other facilities on campus include an indoor soccer field, tennis courts, a golf driving range, and an indoor swimming pool, which offers a spectacular view of the Boston skyline.
8 8 Campus Life and Student Services Global University and International Alumni Each year, more than 3,600 international students and visiting scholars, representing more than 125 countries, choose to study at Northeastern. Northeastern alumni number nearly 200,000, and they live in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 130 countries. Alumni from all over the world have founded alumni chapters and groups to connect to the University. Northeastern enrolls students from more than 100 countries around the world. Our students are active in more than 225 campus clubs and organizations. Over the past three years, 90 percent of our bachelor s degree recipients were employed full time or enrolled in graduate school within one year after earning their degree. SERVICES AVAILABLE AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Snell Library is the heart of Northeastern s academic life. It holds more than 960,000 volumes and welcomes over one million visitors a year. With award-winning reference, instruction, tutoring programs, Meet the Author talks, and innovative technologies, the University Libraries play an integral role in the intellectual life of the campus. The Curry Student Center is the center of campus life the living room of the University with programs ranging from academic societies and cultural/social activities to sports and student government. The Spiritual Life Center offers programs for people of all faiths and hosts student organizations such as the Hindu Student Council and the Islamic Society. Yoga and meditation sessions are also offered. Dining Services provides a variety of menu options to meet individual demands, including specialized diets such as vegetarian, Kosher, and Halal. University Health & Counseling Services has on-site clinicians including physicians, nurses, and counselors who are committed to both your physical and mental well-being. International Student & Scholar Institute provides support and advice to international students at Northeastern University. GLOBAL PATHWAYS UNDERGRADUATE TESTIMONIAL ines colaco Portugal Undergraduate in International Business Global Pathways is a great opportunity for students who want to succeed at the university. This program helps you develop your English skills and learn how to be a critical thinker. The facilities on campus are great - the gym, dining halls, and library especially. The university is also situated in a great location with access to the subway.
9 UNDERGRADUATE Co-op and Experiential Learning 9 1 st for Best Internship / Career Services among U.S. universities by Princeton Review ( ) A+ for job placement in Business Week s ranking of the top American undergraduate business programs (2010) EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Experiential learning is what makes Northeastern unique, dynamic, and a top destination for international students. Through experiential learning, students take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it in the real world. Students engage in research, volunteer work, study abroad opportunities and cooperative education, and graduate with real-world experiences that make them more dynamic and attractive to potential employers. Experiential learning, anchored by the signature cooperative education program, lies at the heart of a Northeastern education. Over the past century, the University has perfected the integration of study and practice, creating an unparalleled way to learn. These points of real-world engagement enrich classroom studies, fuel intellectual and personal growth, and provide students with opportunities to explore their path and discover their passions. Experience is the world s most powerful tool. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 1st for Best Internships/Career Services Princeton Review (2008, 2009, 2010) Co-op (short for cooperative education ) makes a Northeastern education richer and more meaningful, providing students with experiences at home and abroad that help them develop the knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence to transform their lives. Through the world s most innovative co-op program, Northeastern students apply classroom learning to real-world challenges in full-time positions with organizations around the world. Students bring those experiences back to the classroom for further analysis and discussion. By exploring and learning in this way, students gain the experience and business connections that lead to vibrant careers. Attending school for either four or five years, undergraduate international students can gain up to 12 months of professional experience related to their major or career interest with any of more than 2,400 employers across the United States and in 69 countries around the world. These connections make co-op at Northeastern an avenue to intellectual and personal growth: adding depth to classroom studies, providing exposure to career paths and opportunities, and inspiring students to delve deeper, sharpen their focus, and pursue greater academic challenges. Co-op placements range from small dynamic start-up companies to large multinational companies with thousands of employees, including Fortune 500 corporations such as: General Electric Proctor & Gamble Apple Google Disney Sony Novartis U.S. White House Examples of international co-op placements: Red Cross Children s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa Turner Broadcasting in London, England Investor Central in Singapore, Malaysia Johnson & Johnson Lifescan in Inverness, Scotland Centro Internacional para el Desarrollo Humano in Costa Rica SkyPharma in Basel, Switzerland northeastern UNIVERSITY ALUMNI Biz Stone - CEO, Twitter Sy Sternberg - Chairman and CEO, New York Life Insurance Company Jeffrey Clark CEO, Orbitz Worldwide Richard Daniels - former President, The Boston Globe Nikesh Arora - Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Google Richard Egan former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Founder, EMC GLOBAL PATHWAYS UNDERGRADUATE TESTIMONIAL Bira Zhahadai China Undergraduate in Economics The co-op program gives Northeastern students a competitive edge since we have so much work experience by the time we graduate.
10 10 GLOBAL PATHWAYS PROGRAM The Global Pathways is a program designed to prepare students, improving their academic and English skills, while allowing them to complete an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a top university in the United States. As a global pathways student, you have access to challenging courses, opportunities for getting involved on campus, and meeting people from around the world while studying at a first-class university. The Global Pathways Program at Northeastern University is the first step for many international students to access all that Northeastern has to offer. Why Choose Global Pathways at Northeastern University? Global Pathways staff at Northeastern University is made up of a team of specialized student affairs personnel with skills to support you as you adjust to life in the U.S. and the university. From the moment you arrive on campus to attend the arrival program, you will meet your Global Student Support Specialist who will discuss with you any concerns you may have, from where to buy books to how to buy health insurance. Global Pathways offers you a full arrival program to help you get adjusted when you first arrive. Flexible Start and Enrollment Dates: Enroll to start in Spring, Summer, or Fall terms. Pathways programs are designed to make the best use of your time! Free Application and Quick Admission Decisions: There is no cost to apply to the university through Global Pathways, and you can expect to receive an admission decision within 30 days. The Global Pathways program at Northeastern University offers international students the opportunity to follow an excellent pathway program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree from a top, world-ranked university. Located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and on one of the safest campuses, Northeastern University is a top choice for international students! Progression to a Degree program: Upon successful completion of the Global Pathways program, you will enter your degree program at Northeastern University. Your conditional admission letter will be your path into your Northeastern program; you will not be required to fill out a new application when you transfer from Global Pathways to your university program. Earn University Credits: Undergraduate students can earn up to 16 credits toward their Bachelor s degree. Graduate students take pre-requisites, challenging upper-division courses, and TOEFL, GRE /GMAT test prep to prepare them for Master s programs. Unique Curriculum: Global Pathways offers smaller classes where you gain confidence speaking English and presentation skills, while interacting with American students, who you can meet through the many clubs and organizations on campus. - College level English Preparation - Language Cooperative (language tutoring and seminars for English improvement) - Global Student Success Specialists (one-on-one student support from a dedicated specialist to help keep students on track) GLOBAL PATHWAYS UNDERGRADUATE TESTIMONIAL Lina Ji - China Undergraduate - Civil Engineering I enjoyed the classes in my 4-month GP program. Classmates were nice and the professors were kind and patient. I especially liked my history class, which fit my interest in American history. Abundant activities helped me improve my English and broaden my networking, and they were fun. Thank you GP!
11 11 Pre-Departure Support Global Pathways staff is here for you. You can concentrate on your studies knowing that you will receive the following services: Pre-arrival support with your application and visa Airport transfers and outstanding housing support services A detailed orientation and chance to meet other students Campus tours and information to get started with your classes Programs to introduce you to life in America and university life Weekly Global Pathways language program ARRIVAL PROGRAMS A full range of arrival services is provided by Global Pathways. During the arrival program, students will be introduced not only to their academic and immigration advisors but also to the campus and Boston. STUDENT ACTIVITIES We also help connect you to the many organizations and student associations across campus to enhance your academic and cultural adjustment while you study at the University. You will be able to join more than 260 Clubs and organizations on campus: Skiing Hockey Games Art Festivals Cooking clubs English Conversation Hour for our GAP program Activity Fairs in the Fall and Spring HOUSING PLACEMENTS Your Global Pathways office will assist you with finding a homestay or dorm style accommodation. We know how important it is to find a location that is close to the campus and safe. ON-CAMPUS SUPPORT STAFF A network of Kaplan Global Pathways advisors are located on campus to help make your transition to U.S. university life easy so your experience is positive and successful. Our staff is here to assist with everything from arranging housing to opening a bank account, introducing you to your new city and meeting new friends. STUDENT HEALTH & INSURANCE University Health and Counseling has on-site clinicians including physicians, nurses, and advisors who are committed to both your physical and mental well-being. Global Pathways staff will ensure you have all the necessary information to select your health insurance plan required by the University. IMMIGRATION The International Student and Scholar Institutes (ISSI) and Global Pathways staff in your home country will help you every step of the way in your student visa process. We will provide you with all necessary documents for your visa application and the ISSI will advise you on maintaining your non-immigrant visa status after you arrive in the U.S. Global Students Support Services In addition, each Global Pathways student is assigned a Student Support Specialist, who offers individualized guidance to students as they progress through their program. Your support specialist helps you by providing administrative and academic counseling, culture awareness and career advising, self-advocacy skills coaching, and help navigating complex University systems by serving as a liaison to the appropriate offices on campus. GLOBAL PATHWAYS POSTGRADUATE TESTIMONIAL Yucel Karadis Turkey Postgraduate in Global Studies I have learned a lot of academic skills, especially how to investigate and write a research paper. In terms of integration into Campus Life at Northeastern University, Global Pathway is a huge opportunity for foreign students coming from various countries because it is preparation for academic life.
12 12 Undergraduate Global Pathways Admission to Undergraduate Global Pathways and Northeastern University is based on a holistic review of the applicant s academic and co-curricular achievements in high school, English language proficiency, as well as any additional information submitted at the time of application including, but not limited to, recommendations, the student s personal statement or essay, and resume. This information will inform the Global Pathways program entry term and length of program, as well as the student s eligibility for the desired undergraduate academic program. These are minimum entry requirements. Satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission into the Global Pathways Program or Undergraduate admission. The table below presents guidelines for student academic achievement in high school as well as the grade point average (GPA) required for a student to successfully complete the Global Pathways Program. See next page for high school GPA equivalents in different countries. 3-term program entry requirements: TOEFL (minimum subsection scores = 13 or greater with Speaking:16 and writing:14) IELTS 6.0 (no bands below 5.5) Entry Requirements English language score - minimum score: The length of program will be based on your English proficiency exam scores., including required sub score or band minimums. Grade Point Average (GPA) ranging from 3.0 to a 3.2 cumulative from High School courses - See below for specific majors and the GPA admissions standards. - See page 13 for specific country-by-country graduation requirements. Reference letters are also required Personal Statement letter CV / Resume 2-term program entry requirements: TOEFL (minimum subsection scores = 15 or greater with Speaking:18 and writing:17) IELTS 6.0 (no bands below 6.0) 1-term program entry requirements: TOEFL (minimum subsection scores = 17 or greater with Speaking:20 and writing:18) IELTS 6.5 (no minimum band) Northeastern University Undergraduate Pathways Undergraduate admission gpa standards for global pathways Northeastern University Undergraduate College Minimum high school GPA for GP admission GPA for Undergraduate Degree Program Progression* College of Business Administration College of Social Sciences and Humanities (Economics) College of Engineering College of Science College of Social Sciences and Humanities (Excluding economics) College of Arts, Media and Design College of Computer Science College of Professional Studies * In addition to the required minimum GPA, Students must meet the following English language proficiency requirements in order to progress to their desired undergraduate degree program: TOEFL 84/85 (With subscore minimums of: Reading and Listening: 19; Speaking: 22; and Writing: 20) / IELTS 6.5 (no bands below 6.0)
13 13 Undergraduate Global Pathways students must meet minimum education requirements specific to their country as well as the program s admission standards as described on page 12. Bangladesh Successful completion of Secondary School Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate with grade average of at least C Brunei Minimum 5 points from 2 GCE A-level or 1 A-level and 2 AS-Level units China Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with minimum average 78% in accordance with admission and progression standards Colombia Certificado de Bachillerato, with a 3.2 grade point average or U.S. equivalent of 78 cumulative GPA in academic subjects at secondary level Hong Kong Completion of Lower Form 6 and HKCEE exam grades of A-D India ISSC, ISC or HSC (10+2) 50% average Indonesia SMA; 6 average Iran Peesh-Daneshgahii; 12 average Japan Senior High School Year 3 certificate (Koukou san nen sei) with an average of 75% Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi with passing grade of 69% or above Kazakhstan Attestat o Srednem Obrazovani; 4 required Kenya* KCSE with C plain average or 5 points from 2 GCE A l-evel or 1 A-level and 2 AS-Level units Korea Senior High School Diploma with minimum C average Lebanon Baccalaure at libanais, 12 average Libya Secondary School Certificate; Minimum score of 70% required Macau* Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with minimum average 78% Malaysia* SPM- Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, Senior Middle 3/ UEC with minimum 70% or Minimum 5 points from 2 GCE A-level or 1 A-level and 2 AS-level units Nepal Successful completion of Secondary School Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate with grade average of at least C Nigeria WAEC 5 Credits including English and Math Pakistan* Minimum 5 points from 2 GCE A-level or 1 A-level and 2 AS-level units or HSC (10+2) C average Philippines NCEE at minimum 79% Russia Certificate Secondary Education 4.0 average Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Tawjihiyya with passing grade of at least 70% Sri Lanka* Minimum 5 points from 2 GCE A-level or 1 A-level and 2 AS-level units or 2 Sri Lanka A-level with minimum C grade Taiwan Completion of Senior High School with minimum average 69% The information provided is for guidance in qualifying to apply to Global Pathways and is subject to change. Thailand Mathayom 6 with 59% average Turkey Lise Diploması; 3.2 (69%) average United Arab Emirates Successful completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)Tawihiyya with grade of 75-79% Vietnam Year 12 (Tot Nghiep Pho Thong) with grade 6.5 average over 6 academic subjects Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania* Minimum 5 points from 2 GCE A-level or 1 A-level and 2 AS-level units International Baccalaureate 3 Higher Level (HL) and 3 Standard Level (SL) scores of at least 3 in each exam If you cannot find your home country on the list above, visit or request further information from the Global Pathways representative in your home country. *GCE A-level scores are calculated from 5 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Advanced Supplementary (AS) level results may be included in the aggregate and contribute the equivalent at GCE A-level A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0
14 14 undergraduate global pathways MAJORS Undergraduate Pathways program students can enter a pre-approved major in one of the following TRACKS: Business and Social Science Track College of Arts, Media and Design Art + Design, BA, BFA* - Art, BA* - Digital Art, BFA* - Graphic Design, BFA* - Studio Art, BFA** Communications Studies, BA Journalism, BA Music History and Analysis, BA Music Industry, BS Music Technology, BS* Theatre, BS *Portfolio required College of Social Sciences and Humanities Cultural Anthropology, BS Economics, BA, BS History, BA International Affairs, BA Political Science, BA, BS Religious Studies, BA Sociology, BS Spanish, BA School of Criminal Justice Criminal Justice, BS - Law and Justice - Criminology and Public Policy - Globalization and International Criminology College of Business Administration Business Administration, BS - Accounting - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management - Finance and Insurance - Management - Management Information Systems - Marketing - Supply Chain Management International Business, BS - Foreign Language Emphasis: French/German/Japanese/Spanish/ Portuguese/English -United Kingdom - International Affairs - East Asian Studies Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Track College of Arts, Media and Design Architecture BS* College of Engineering Engineering Chemical, BS Engineering Civil and Environmental, BS Engineering Computer Systems, BS Engineering Electrical, BS Engineering Industrial, BS Engineering Mechanical, BS College of Computer and Information Science Computer Science, BA, BS Information Science, BS College of Science Mathematics, BS * Additional requirement in calculus and physics may be required at time of application. Global Pathways will admit students for any term, but students can only start their undergraduate degree in Architecture in the Fall semester. Students intending to major in Architecture will enroll in a combination of courses from the Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science and Social Science Tracks. Physical and Life Science Track College of Science Behavioral Neuroscience, BS Biology, BS Chemistry, BS Environmental Science, BS Environmental Studies, BA Physics, BS Psychology Applied Physics Biochemistry Biomedical Physics
15 undergraduate global pathways Curriculum 15 Core English courses Core Communication Skills This course is designed to integrate grammar, listening, and speaking skills. At this level, presentation skills are addressed, and the focus is on grammatically accurate discourse in both oral and written form. Culture and Communication Skills for College Students in this course develop listening, note-taking, and discussion skills while expanding their knowledge of American culture and society. Students develop the ability to generate and articulate opinions clearly and accurately, and engage with others in discussion using appropriate levels of politeness and formality. Advanced Communication Strategies This course makes upper level ESL students aware of advanced concepts in communication and provides practice applying these concepts through modeling, pair practice, presentations, and role play, followed by reflection on their own and others communication styles. Composition Practice writing with an emphasis on grammatical accuracy and clarity of content. Academic Reading Develop both global and discreet comprehension of many different types of reading materials; both those that are academically oriented, and the types of materials one encounters in everyday life such as: newspapers, magazines, the Internet, short stories, and books for leisure reading. College Writing Students encounter a variety of texts and genres (such as expository essays, fiction, or film), focusing on the basics of composition and the use of metaphor, organization, selection, tone, and point of view. Introduction to American History An introduction to major topics in American history using a combination of primary documents, biographies, monographs, and film. Supplemental English Instruction Supplemental classes for students who need extra support to improve their English language skills. Business and Social Sciences Track Term 1 Classes Credits Term 2 Classes Credits Term 3 Classes Credits Core communication skills 3 Culture and Communication Skills for College 4 Advanced Communication Strategies 4 Composition 3 Academic Reading & Writing 4 Introduction to Philosophy* 4 Academic Reading 3 Introduction to Business and Leadership* 3 Introduction to American History* 4 Focus on Business and Social Sciences 3 Precalculus* 4 Macroeconomics* 4 Transferrable Total - Transferrable Total 4 Transferrable Total 12 *Students can earn up to 16 academic credits depending on their English language and academic progression during the Global Pathways program. Transferable Credit Bearing Courses Focus on Business and Social Sciences In this course, students will have the opportunity to improve knowledge of business vocabulary and idioms through weekly business reading assignments, listening exercises, and discussion. Introduction to Business and Leadership Through readings, discussion, site visits and lectures from University mentors, students will develop their understanding of current events in their field and from an American cultural perspective. Class activities include workshops, lectures, and a final team project. Precalculus Focus on linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on understanding, manipulating, and graphing these basic functions, their inverses and compositions, and using them to model real- world situations (that is, exponential growth and decay, periodic phenomena). Introduction to Philosophy This course presents a wide ranging background in philosophy by exposing students to three philosophical topics and three philosophical methodologies. Progressing historically, the course will cover six international luminaries, including Confucius, Aristotle, Descartes, James, and Gyekye. Principles of Macroeconomics Topics in macroeconomic analysis include the flow of national income, economic growth fluctuations, the role of money and banking, and monetary and fiscal policies. ** Students must meet the academic progression requirements in order to successfully complete the term and progress to the following term. Students who do not meet the academic progression requirements will be required to remediate the deficiency.
16 16 undergraduate global pathways Curriculum Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Track Term 1 Classes Credits Term 2 Classes Credits Term 3 Classes Credits Core communication skills 3 Culture and Communication Skills for College 4 Advanced Communication Strategies 4 Composition 3 Academic Reading & Writing 4 Intro to Philosophy for Engineering and Computer Science* 4 Intro to Environmental Science for Math* Academic Reading 3 Introduction to Science and Technology 3 Introduction to American History* 4 Focus on Business and Social Sciences 3 Calculus 1 * 4 Calculus 2 * 4 Transferable Total - Transferable Total 4 Transferable Total 12 *Students can earn up to 16 academic credits depending on their English language and academic progression during the Global Pathways program. Transferable Credit Bearing Courses Focus on Science and Technology Students improve their knowledge of science and technology vocabulary and idioms through weekly reading assignments, listening exercises, and discussion. Science and technology topics include health science, engineering and information technology. Introduction to Science and Technology Through readings, discussion, site visits and lectures from University mentors, students will develop their understanding of current events in their field and from an American cultural perspective. Class activities include workshops, lectures, and a final team project. Introduction to Philosophy This course presents a wide ranging background in philosophy by exposing students to three philosophical topics and three philosophical methodologies. Progressing historically, the course will cover six international luminaries, including Confucius, Aristotle, Descartes, James, and Gyekye. Calculus 1 Serves as both the first half of a two-semester calculus sequence and as a self-contained one-semester course in differential and integral calculus. Basic concepts and techniques of differentiation and integration are introduced and applied to polynomial, exponential, log, and trigonometric functions. The derivative as rate of change and integral as accumulator are emphasized. Applications include optimization, growth and decay, area, volume, and motion. (See Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Track) Calculus 2 Introduces additional techniques of integration and numerical approximations of integrals and the use of integral tables; further applications of integrals. Also introduces differential equations and slope fields, and elementary solutions. Introduces functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals. (See Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Track) Physical and Life Sciences Track Term 1 Classes Credits Term 2 Classes Credits Term 3 Classes Credits Core communication skills 3 Culture and Communication Skills for College 4 Advanced Communication Strategies 4 Composition 3 Academic Reading & Writing 4 Intro to Environmental Science 4 Academic Reading 3 Introduction to Science and Technology 3 Introduction to American History* 4 Focus on Business and Social Sciences 3 Precalculus/Calculus 1 for Science* 4 Calculus 1/Calculus 2* 4 Transferable Total - Transferable Total 4 Transferable Total 12 *Students can earn up to 16 academic credits depending on their English language and academic progression during the Global Pathways program. Transferable Credit Bearing Courses Focus on Science and Technology (See Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Track) Introduction to Science and Technology (See Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Track) Introduction to Environmental Science (See Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Track) Calculus 1 Serves as both the first half of a two-semester calculus sequence and as a self-contained onesemester course in differential and integral calculus. Basic concepts and techniques of differentiation and integration are introduced and applied to polynomial, exponential, log, and trigonometric functions. The derivative as rate of change and integral as accumulator are emphasized. Applications include optimization, growth and decay, area, volume, and motion. Calculus 2 Introduces additional techniques of integration and numerical approximations of integrals and the use of integral tables; further applications of integrals. Also introduces differential equations and slope fields, and elementary solutions. Introduces functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals. For a full description of courses, please see: ** Students must meet the academic progression requirements in order to successfully complete the term and progress to the following term. Students who do not meet the academic progression requirements will be required to remediate the deficiency.
17 Entry & Progression Requirements 17 Apply for undergraduate global pathways See page 13 for minimum education requirements Entry Students enter with a minimum English level requirement: 3-term program: TOEFL / IELTS term program: TOEFL / IELTS term program: TOEFL / IELTS 6.5 *(Minimum sub scores or bands are also required. Please see page 12.) Entry Students below the minimum English level requirement of TOEFL 61 can get conditional admission to Global Pathways program by studying a minimum 10-week course or until they reach the required level at a Kaplan English Center. undergraduate GLOBAL PATHWAY S PROGRAM Successfully meet all the progression requirements for your next Global Pathways term. Achieve the minimum required GPA and the minimum English proficiency required for progression to the college of your choice at Northeastern University. bachelor S DEGREE PROGRAM at northeastern University Begin your degree program at Northeastern University and earn your Bachelor s degree. All Global Pathways students must meet the following requirements to complete the Global Pathways Program and proceed to a Bachelor s Program An English level of TOEFL 84 (ibt) or Institutional TOEFL 563 including meeting the required subscore minimums Attendance and participation at all Global Pathways classes and associated tests A GPA as stipulated in your acceptance letter A minimum GPA will be required depending on your major
18 18 GRADUATE GLOBAL PATHWAYS At the graduate level, students can choose from more than 125 programs. Academics at Northeastern is grounded in the integration of rigorous classroom studies with experiential learning opportunities, including cooperative education, student research, service learning, and global experience. Northeastern is ranked among the Top national universities in graduate programs! Ranked 64th on the list of Best Engineering Graduate Schools (U.S. News and World Report) (2011) Ranked 56th on the list of Best Business Graduate Schools (U.S. News and World Report) (2011) Ranked 56th in Full Time MBA, Top (2nd) Tier B-School, (Business Week) (2010) Ranked 62nd on the list of Best Business Graduate Schools (U.S. News and World Report) (2010) global Pathways Entry Requirements English language score - minimum score: - TOEFL : 500 PBT/61 ibt - Kaplan ibt: 61 KiBT - IELTS: 6.0 band score (no bands below a 5.5) Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.5 on a 4.0 scale requirements vary by program Reference letters (2-3 depending on major, refer to page 19) Personal Statement CV / Resume 2 terms Program Entry Requirements: TOEFL : / IELTS: terms Program Entry Requirements: TOEFL / ielts 6.0 (no bands below 5.5) 1 term Program Entry Requirements: TOEFL : 90+ / IELTS: term Program Entry Requirements: TOEFL 74+ / IELTS 6.5 (no minimum band) Northeastern University Graduate Pathways 100 ibt Graduation Requirement Northeastern University Graduate Pathways ibt Graduation Requirement
19 19 Postgraduate Global Pathways entry requirements Master s degree Undergraduate degree major Reference letters Biotechnology (MS) Biology, biotechnology, chemistry, medical technology, pharmacy, chemical engineering or a related field. 3 None Professional experience required Business Administration (MBA)* Open 2 2 years full-time Computer Science (MS) Computer science, engineering, sciences 3 Programming desired but not required Information Assurance (MS) Computer science, criminal justice, Masters of Information Science (MIS) 3 Programming desired but not required Corporate and Organizational Communication (MS) Open 2 None Criminal Justice (MS) Open 3 academic None Digital Media (MPS) Economics (MA) Engineering (MS) Chemical, Civil & Environmental, Computer Systems, Electrical & Computer, Energy Systems, Engineering Management, Industrial, Information Systems, Mechanical, Operations Research, Telecommunication Systems Management Computer Systems Demonstrate course work in art, graphic design or related field Economics or at least 12 semester hours of undergrad economics courses 2 None 3 preferably from economics faculty None Engineering 1 2 None Finance (MS) Open 2 2 years full-time Global Studies and International Affairs (MS) Open 2 None Industrial and Applied Mathematics (MS) Math, computer science, physics, engineering 3 Helpful; CV required Informatics (MPS) Open 2 None International Business (MS) Open. Some business coursework required. 3 None Leadership (MS) Open 2 None Mathematics in Operations Research (MS) Open 3 None Nonprofit Management (MS) Open 2 None Pharmaceutical Science (MS) Biology, chemistry, medical technology, pharmacy, chemical engineering or a related field. 3 None Project Management (MS) Open** 2 Prefer 2 years experience Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices (MS) Science or Pharmaceutical studies 2 None Technological Entrepreneurship (MS) Open 2 2 years full-time These are minimum entry requirements. Satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission to the Global Pathways program. ** If a student has less than two years of experience within project management, then students are required to complete PJM 5900 prior to any other project management course. MA = Master of Arts MBA = Master of Business Administration MPS = Master of Professional Studies MS = Master of Science For most programs, students are required to have an engineering major or closely related field. However, additions and exceptions exist. For Engineering Management, mathematics or physics majors with linear algebra and multivariable calculus, or students of any major with the equivalent background in mathematics as an engineering major are acceptable. For Energy Systems, quantitative business or finance majors are acceptable if candidates also have some background in computer science and calculus. For Information Systems, any technical major (i.e. science, mathematics) is acceptable. For Mechanical Engineering, majors in applied physics are acceptable. For Operations Research, majors in any science discipline including computer science and mathematics are acceptable; other majors considered are economics, business, or other liberal arts with some background in calculus and linear algebra. For Telecommunications Systems Management, majors in mathematics, physics, or computer science are acceptable. Note that in most programs, any deficiencies in a candidate s academic preparation can be bridged after a student is admitted.
20 20 graduate global pathways Majors Global Pathways Masters offerings Minimum entry TOEFL 74 and exit TOEFL 100 Business and Social Science Track College of Business Administration: - Business Administration, MBA* - Finance, MS* - International Business, MS - Technological Entrepreneurship, MS* * Requires minimum 2 years of professional work experience Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Track College of Computer & Information Science: - Computer Science, MS - Information Assurance, MS Physical and Life Science Track Bouve College of Health Science: - Biotechnology, MS - Pharmaceutical Science, MS Global Pathways Masters offerings Minimum entry TOEFL 61 and exit TOEFL 79 to 85 Business and Social Science Track Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Track Physical and Life Science Track College of Social Science and Humanities: - Economics, MA - Criminal Justice, MS College of Professional Studies: Corporate and Organizational Communication: - Human Resources Management Concentration - Human Services Concentration - Leadership Concentration - Project Management Concentration - Social Media and Online Communities Concentration - Sport and Social Change Concentration Global Studies and International Affairs: - Conflict Resolution Concentration - Global Development Concentration - Global Health Concentration - Nonprofit Management Concentration Leadership: - Health Management Concentration - Human Resources Concentration -Nonprofit Management Concentration - Organizational Communications Concentration - Project Management Concentration - Sport and Social Change Concentration Nonprofit Management: - Global Studies Concentration - Human Services Concentration - Leadership Concentration - Organizational Communication Concentration - Project Management Concentration - Social Media and Online Communities Concentration - Sports and Social Change Concentration Project Management: - Clinical Trial Design Concentration - Construction Management Concentration - Geographic Information Systems Concentration - Information Security Management Concentration - Leadership Concentration - Organizational Communication Digital Media: - 3-D Animation Concentration - Digital Media Management Concentration (Fall Start) - Digital Photography Concentration (Winter/January start) - Digital Video Concentration (Winter/January Start) - Game Design Concentration (Fall Start) - Interactive Design Concentration (Winter/January Start) College of Engineering: - Chemical Engineering, MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, MS Construction Management Environmental Engineering Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering - Computer Systems Engineering, MS Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Computer Systems Engineering - CAD/CAM Computer Systems Engineering - Engineering Software Design Engineering Management Engineering Software Design (ESD) Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Operations Research - Electrical & Computer Engineering, MS Communications and Signal Processing Computer Engineering Computer and Information Sciences Control Systems and Signal Processing Electronic Circuits, Semiconductor Devices, and Microfabrication Electromagnetics, Plasma, Optics Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Motion Control - Engineering Management, MS - Energy Systems, MS - Industrial Engineering, MS - Information Systems, MS - Mechanical Engineering, MS Materials Science Mechanics and Design Thermofluids - Operations Research, MS - Telecommunication Systems Management, MS Telecom Networking Telecom System Development Telecom Business Management College of Science: - Industrial and Applied Mathematics, MS - Mathematics and Industrial Research, MS College of Professional Studies: - Informatics, MPS - Information Security Management College of Professional Studies: - regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, & Medical Devices, MS Please refer to the CPS web site at for more information regarding concentrations within the majors listed above.