Northwestern State University (NSU) is proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) in supporting the General Education Mobile (GEM) Program. The NSU GEM Program’s pre-approved courses meet Air Force members’ CCAF Associate in Applied Science Degree’s general education requirements in a distance learning format.
Courses are available in various term lengths, including:
Fall semester- 16 weeks or 8 weeks
Spring semester- 16 weeks or 8 weeks
Summer semester- 12 weeks, 8 weeks, or 4 weeks
GEM course tuition rate is $185 per credit hour. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318.741.2807 to ensure establishment of this tuition rate.
NSU is currently approved to offer the following online courses in the GEM curriculum:
i. A grade of ‘C’ or better in Mathematics 0920.
ii. A sufficiently high score on mathematics portion of ACT, SAT or COMPASS exam. COMPASS Exam scores may be submitted from the Registrar’s or Record’s Office at another college or university, from an official testing office of a Technical College or Community College, or from a certified testing center. *A fee is required to take the exam and may vary depending on the testing facility. http://admissions.nsula.edu/act-sat-compass-placement/
2. Math 1090- Trigonometry
i. Registration in or credit for 1020 or consent of department head.
3. Math 1060- Finite Math
i. Undergraduate level MATH 1035 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level MATH 1050 Minimum Grade of D or ACT Math 28 or SAT Mathematics 630.
i. ACT Minimum placement test scores.
ii. A sufficiently high score on English portion of ACT, SAT or COMPASS exam. COMPASS Exam scores may be submitted from the Registrar’s or Record’s Office at another college or university, from an official testing office of a Technical College or Community College, or from a certified testing center. *A fee is required to take the exam and may vary depending on the testing facility. http://admissions.nsula.edu/act-sat-compass-placement/
2. ENGL 1020- Comp and Rhetoric II
i. ENGL 1010 with a grade of ‘C’ or better or equivalent.
HIST 1020- Modern World Civilization
HIST 2010- History of the United States (early)
HIST 2020-History of the United States (modern)
2. PSCI 2010- Government of the United States
PSYC 1010- General Psychology
PSYC 2050- Developmental Psychology
3. SOC 1010-Prin. Of Sociology
2. PHIL 1010- Intro to Philosophy
3. SPAN 1010- Intro to Spanish
4. ENGL 2110 – Introduction to Literature
In addition, students may enroll in a wide variety of other courses which are conveniently scheduled on Barksdale Air Force Base. To view NSU’s online course schedule, click here. To view Barksdale’s on-campus course schedule, click here.
When enrolling in a course, Air Force members are reminded to complete the Tuition Assistance (TA) application within the AFVEC no later than 7 days before the start date of the course.
NSU Barksdale Office
Electronic & Continuing Education
Northwestern State University
318-357-6355 or 1-800-376-2422