NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 23, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Banking and Financial Services (BS)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus, Online

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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze financial data and banking regulations in order to assess risks to a bank. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Apply the appropriate banking regulations, policies and procedures to internal banking operating procedures. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Identify and analyze data in order to create required regulatory reports and to effectively and efficiently apply bank resources. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Develop knowledge and skills to identify the credit, deposit and financial needs and promote the quality of life in the community served by the bank. (Cross-curricular Skill: Civic Knowledge and Engagement)
  • Apply ethical principles and an ethical culture to banking activities. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)

Exit Requirements for Business Majors

In addition to Northern State University graduation requirements, baccalaureate business majors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work in the School of Business at Northern State University. Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Dean.
  • Take School of Business exit exam

Choose one: (3 credits)

Total: 24 credits


*Students with banking experience may apply for credit by validation.

Recommendation for General Education Goal #5 (MATH 114):

It is recommended that MATH 114  or higher be taken to fulfill GE Goal #5.

General Education Requirements - Baccalaureate (30 credits)

Please see General Education & Degree Requirements  for specific information about each SGR.

SGR #1 - 6 credits

SGR #4 - 6 credits in two disciplines

SGR #6 - 6 credits

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits

Human Values (3 credits)

Additional Course (3 credits)

  • Course with MATH prefix above the level of College Algebra* OR
  • Third course in Natural Sciences OR
  • 3 credits
  • NOTE: MATH 103 , MATH 104 , and MATH 115  are considered to be at the same level as College Algebra and therefore may not be used to satisfy this requirement.


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