Experiential Education will provide students hands on experiences relevant to their field of study, engage in problem solving and critical thinking, while facilitating opportunities for reflection on these experiences.
Students will learn more about the ExEL Program and how to get started through their UNIV 1000 course and their first meeting with their assigned CAPS Advisor. Guidance to complete the program requirements will be provided through their entire academic journey.
The Experiential Education program requires students to complete six units prior to graduation. One or two units are assigned to designated experiences based on the number of experiential hours students are engaged in.
Courses are referred to as “curricular” experiences, and all ExEL designated courses are worth one unit. The first ExEL unit students will earn is through the UNIV 1000 (First-Year Experience) course in their first semester.
Schedule an Appointment with your academic advisor to:
ExEL Designated Courses List (PDF)
In addition to ExEL designated courses, NSU provides an array of ExEL designated co-curricular opportunities for students to earn their units. We encourage students to work closely with their CAP advisor on a unique and personalized plan to earn units across multiple pillars, providing for a holistic NSU experience.
Co-curricular opportunities can be worth one or two units.
Co-Curricular Experiences (PDF)
At NSU, you will have various opportunities to learn about leadership and step into leadership roles through campus engagement. An array of NSU departments offer positions for you to earn ExEL units through leadership experiences, such as:
UNIV 1000 Peer Leader
WCC Writing Consultant
Title IX CARE Team
Additionally, you can earn ExEL leadership units by proposing your own leadership experience idea. To earn ExEL units, you must receive approval from the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement prior to beginning this unique experience.
If you are interested in leadership opportunities on campus, please contact the Office of ExEL or the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement to get started!