Congratulations on taking your first step to learn more about Experiential Learning (ExEL) at NSU! We are extremely excited to present this initiative to the class of 2020* and all classes moving forward. Incorporating this experience into your undergraduate journey will benefit you both personally and professionally, by providing you with real world, hands on educational opportunities. Throughout your education, you should be actively engaged through relevant material to your field, critical problem solving and reflection. The world is your oyster, and here at NSU, we aim to provide you with all the opportunities you need to succeed in your future.
Below is a detailed explanation of the ExEL requirements as well as the steps you will need to take to earn your ExEL units for each category.
You will need to complete 6 units of ExEL for graduation. A unit is determined by the amount of hours of Experiential Education you complete, with a distinction between credit-bearing and non-credit bearing experiences.
1 unit= 10-39 ExEL hours
2 units= 40+ ExEL hours
1 credit= 39-80 ExEL hours
2 credits= 80+ ExEL hours
As a freshman student, you are required to take UNIV 1000 (First Year Seminar) during your first semester. This course is ExEL designated and will count as 1 unit. Additionally, you will be required to complete a Senior Capstone project/course during your graduating semester, which will also count as 1 unit. Considering 2 units are incorporated into your curriculum, throughout your time at NSU, you will need to seek out opportunities to complete 4 additional units.
Listed below are the 5 categories you can chose from to complete your 4 ExEL units, as well as the steps to take for each. We encourage you to take advantage and seek opportunities in multiple categories to complete your 4 units. This will serve you best and be most fulfilling to your undergraduate journey.