General electives may be selected in any school from freshman, sophomore and junior level courses where the prerequisites have been met. A maximum of 9 credits of upper-level coursework is allowed. These should be taken only after 48 hours have been completed. Approval of the student’s advisor must be obtained for every course. Courses in the associate degree will apply toward any bachelor’s degree. Students who plan to continue towards a Bachelor of Arts degree at Northern State University should include foreign language classes.