Interstate Passport

The Interstate Passport enables successful transfer of a block of lower-level general education learning to other institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network. Students who complete their Passport at NDSCS will not be required to repeat or take additional course work to meet lower division general education requirements in the Passport’s nine areas when they transfer to any other Passport institution.

For a list of Network member institutions, visit www.wiche.edu/states.

Interstate Passport Information

2020 Fact Sheet

2020 Call to Action

Questions

Are you interested in learning more or do you want to complete the Interstate Passport? 
Contact Jeffrey Hart at jeffrey.hart@ndscs.edu or 701-671-2342.

Learning Outcome Areas

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Learning Outcome Areas
Oral Communication

Students must successfully complete COMM 110 -Fundamentals of Public Speaking to achieve the Oral Communication Passport Learning Outcomes.

Courses in Oral Communication

Course Number Course Title
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

Written Communication

Students must successfully complete ENGL 110 and ENGL 120, or ENGL 110 and ENGL 125, or ENGL 120 to achieve the Written Communication Passport Learning Outcomes.

Courses in Written Communication

Course Number Course Title
ENGL 110 College Composition I
ENGL 120 College Composition II
ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing
Quantitative Literacy

Students must successfully complete at least one of the following courses to achieve the Quantitative Literacy Passport Learning Outcomes.

Courses in Quantitative Literacy

Course Number Course Title
MATH 103 College Algebra
MATH 104 Finite Math
MATH 107 Precalculus
MATH 146 Applied Calculus I
MATH 165 Calculus I
MATH 166 Calculus II
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics
MATH 265 Calculus III
Natural Sciences

Students may complete the Natural Sciences requirement, which requires learning outcomes in both Physical and Life Sciences in one of the following ways.

  1. Take one course each from the BIOL category and the CHEM category. 
  2. Take BIOL 124: Environmental Science.  

Either pathway requires the corequisite lab of the selected course to achieve the Natural Science Passport Learning Oucomes. 

Courses in Physical Sciences

Course Number Course Title
CHEM 115 Introduction to Chemistry*
CHEM 116 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I*
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II*
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I*

Courses in Life Sciences

Course Number Course Title
BIOL 111 Concepts of Biology*
BIOL 115 Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology*
BIOL 124 Environmental Science*
BIOL 150 General Biology I*
BIOL 151 General Biology II*
BIOL 220 Anatomy and Physiology I*
BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II*
MICR 202 Introductory Microbiology*
Human Cultures

Students must successfully complete one of the following courses in order to achieve the Human Cultures Passport Learning Outcomes. 

Courses in Human Cultures

Course Number Course Title
ENGL 232 Mythology
HIST 101 Western Civilization I
HIST 102 Western Civilization II
HIST 207 United States and Current World Affairs
MUSC 100 Music Appreciation
POLS 103 Global Politics in a Multicultural World
RELS 203 World Religions
SOC 221 Minority Relations
Critical Thinking

Students must successfully complete one of the following courses to achieve the Critical Thinking Passport Learning Outcomes. Chemistry and Physics courses require completion of the corequisite lab course. If a course listed here was used to fulfill the requirement in another knowledge/skill area, it cannot be used to fulfill the Critical Thinking skill outcome. 

For instance, if a student completes CHEM 121 and BIOL 151 to fulifl the Natural Sciences outcome, the CHEM 121 course could not be used in this area. 

Courses in Critical Thinking

Course Number Course Title
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I*
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II*
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I*
CSCI 160 Computer Science I
CSCI 161 Computer Science II
ECON 201 Microeconomics
ECON 202 Macroeconomics
ENGL 120 College Composition II
PHYS 211 College Physics I*
PHYS 212 College Physics II*
Creative Expression

Students must choose one of the following courses or complete a Creative Expression portfolio in combination with a non-listed course, subject to approval of the General Education Assessment committee to achieve the Creative Expression Passport Learning Outcomes. If choosing ENGL 232 Mythology, the course must be taken for three credits. Student choosing MUSC 122 must also take the corequisite MUSC 123.

Courses in Creative Expression

Course Number Course Title
ENGL 211 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 232 Mythology
MUSC 122 Music Theory I
MUSC 123 Aural Skills I

Learning Opportunities in Creative Expression

  • Creative Expression Portfolio
Teamwork and Value Systems

Students must combine PSYC 100, PSYC 111, or SOC 110 with at least one of the Organizational Learning opportunities to meet the Teamwork and Value Systems Passport Learning Outcomes. 

Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems

Course Number Course Title
PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

Learning Opportunities in Teamwork and Value Systems

  • Student Senate
  • Campus Activities Board
  • College Ambassadors
  • Science of Leadership
  • Campus Organization Officer
Human Society and the Individual

Students must successfully complete one of the following courses to meet the Human Society and the Individual Passport Learning Outcomes.

Courses in Human Society and the Individual

Course Number Course Title
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
POLS 115 American Government
POLS 116 State and Local Government
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 115 Social Problems
SOC 220 Family