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Nevada State College



Nestled at the foot of Mount Scorpion in Henderson, Nevada State's 511-acre campus is rapidly developing to meet our growing student population and dynamic programs. We offer over 45 bachelor's degrees and a wide range of minors that help students acheive their goals and improve their lives. We are well-known for:

1. Small, personalized classes where the instructors get to know each student

2. A tradition of supporting well-rounded graduates with a foundation in the liberal arts

3. A committment to diversity and inclusion. 


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

The NSC Passport aligns with our Core Curriculum. Students who finish our Core Curriculum will we very close to completing the Passport, and students who follow the Passport will complete our Core Curriculum. However, students who want a Passport from NSC must be sure they complete COM 101 to satisfy the Oral Communications block, as this is an option (but not a requirement) in our Core Curriculum. Also, students who transfer to Nevada State must satisfy a statewide requirement to complete a class in the Nevada Constitution. Typically, tranfer students satisfy this requirement with a one-credit class.  

Students must take COM 101 to satisfy this Passport Block.  

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COM 101 Oral Communication

Students must take ENG 102 to satsify the Written Communication Block.

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 Composition II

 Students must take one of the following courses:

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics
MATH 124 College Algebra
MATH 125 College Mathematics Through Games and Programming
MATH 125E College Mathematics Through Games and Programing
MATH 126 Pre-calculus Mathematics I
MATH 126E Math 126 Stretch
MATH 127 Pre-Calculus Mathematics II
MATH 127S Pre-Calculus Mathematics II Stretch
MATH 128 Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry
MATH 132 Finite Mathematics
MATH 181 Calculus I
STAT 152 Introduction to Statistics
STAT 152E Introduction to Statistics Expanded

  Students must take two of the following classes. One must be a lab (denoted with an L).

Natural Sciences
Courses in Natural Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
AST 103 Introduction to Astronomy: Solar System
AST 104 Introduction to Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
AST 105 Introduction to Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies Laboratory (L)
BIOL 101 Biology for Non-Majors (L)
BIOL 189 Fundamentals of Life Science (L)
CHEM 105 Chemistry Man and Society
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (L)
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (L)
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
GEOG 117 Meteorology/Climatology
GEOL 100 Earthquakes Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
GEOL 101 Exploring Planet Earth (L)
PHYS 151 General Physics I (L)
PHYS 152 General Physics II (L)

Students must take two of the following courses. (To complete the Interstate Passport, students must take at least one class marked with “CD,” from this category (Human Cultures) or from Human Society and the Individual. Students who do not take at least one class marked with "CD" from these categories must take an additional class marked “CD” (listed at the end) to satisfy the Passport requirements. The classes in that category will not satisfy the Human Cultures or Human Society and the Individual Requirements. 

Human Cultures
Courses in Human Cultures
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AM 253 Deaf Culture (CD)
AM XXX Any American Sign Language course
CH 201 Ancient and Medieval Cultures
CH 202 The Modern World
COM 101 Oral Communication (Recommended)
COM 110 Power Culture and Society (CD)
COM 250 News Gathering and Writing
EDU 250 Foundations of Education
ENG 131 Introduction to Literature
ENG 201 Writing and Identity
ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing Fiction and Poetry
ENG 226 Memoir and Autobiography
ENG 231 World Literature I (CD)
ENG 232 World Literature II (CD)
ENG 235 Survey of English Literature
ENG 236 Survey of English Literature II
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 251 Introduction to Young Adult Literature
ENG 272 Queer Literature (CD)
ENG 277 Introduction to the Graphic Novel
ENG 290 Introduction to African-American Literature (CD)
ENG 292 Introduction to Chicano Literature (CD)
ENG 427A Women and Literature (CD)
ENG 481A Comparative Literature (CD)
ENG 481B Modern Comparative Literature (CD)
ENG 485 Topics in Comparative Literature (CD)
ENG 485A Asian Literature (CD)
ENG 486A Studies in Post-colonial Literature and Theory (CD)
ENG 490 Asian American Literature (CD)
ENG 490A Gender and Sexual Identity in Literature (CD)
ENG 494A Native American Literature (CD)
ENG 495C African-American Literature (CD)
ENG 496A Themes in Modern Chicano Literature (CD)
ENG 497A Topics in Multicultural Literature (CD)
ENG XXX Any ENG Literature Class higher 232
ETS 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (CD)
ETS 375 US Latino/a-Chicano/a Experience (CD)
HIST 101 US History to 1877
HIST 102 US History Since 1877
HIST 105 European Civilization to 1648
HIST 106 European Civilization since 1648
HIST 202 Introduction to American Military History
HIST 211 History of East Asia I
HIST 212 History of East Asia II
HIST 251 Historical Investigation
HIST 320 Hispanic Culture in the US (CD)
HIST 418 American Indian Relations (CD)
HIST 424 Role of Religion in US Culture (CD)
HIST 432 History of Women in the US (CD)
HIST 433 African-American History (CD)
HIST 436 Nazi Holocaust from American Perspective (CD)
HIST 444 Latinos in the American West (CD)
HIST 449 History of Japan (CD)
HIST 450 Modern Chinese History (CD)
HIST 470 History of Mexico (CD)
HIST 478 Middle Eastern Studies (CD)
HIST XXX Any History Class
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 207 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 210 World Religions
PHIL 245 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 311 Professional Ethics
PHIL 321 Philosophy of Terrorism
SPAN XXX Any Spanish Class

Cultural Diversity
Courses in Cultural Diversity
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 216 Cultures Through Film (CD)
EDRL 402 Literature for Young Adults (CD)
ETS 435 Asian-American Identities in Comparative Context (CD)
PSY 468 Psychology of Inequality (CD)
SOC 449 Sex and Social Arrangements (CD)
SOC 453 Gender and Society (CD)
SOC 469 Crossing Borders/Global Migrations (CD)
SOC 471 Racial and Ethnic Relations in America (CD)

Students must take at least one class from the list below. These courses focus on the communication and problem solving skills students need to engage in contemporary political discourse and participate responsibily in our society.

Critical Thinking
Courses in Critical Thinking
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
HIST 101 US History to 1877 and HIST 102 US History Since 1877
HIST 101 US History to 1877 and PSC 100 Nevada Constitution
HIST 101 US History to 1877 and HIST 217 Nevada History
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics (from an NSHE institution)
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics (equivalent from out of state) and PSC 100 Nevada Constitution
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics (equivalent from out of state) and HIST 217 Nevada History

 Students must take one of the following courses:

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART XXX Any Art Class
FIS 100 Introduction to Film
FIS 110 Language of Film
MUS 121 Music Appreciation
MUS 122 Survey of Jazz
MUS 128 Masterworks of Music
THTR 100 Introduction to the Theatre
THTR 105 Introduction to Acting I
VIS 113 Creating with Digital Video
VIS 131 Storyboarding and Previsualization


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

Students must take one of the following courses. CEP 123 OR ALS 101N is required for all Nevada State Students with less than 30 credits, so we recommend taking either of those courses to complete this Passport Block. For students transfering to NSC with more than 30 credits, BUS 101, LDE 201, or PHIL 135 will satisfy the Teamwork and Value Systems Passport Block.

Teamwork and Value Systems
Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ALS 101 College Success
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
CEP 123 College and Career Success
LDE 201 Introduction to Leadership
PHIL 135 Introduction to Ethics

 Students must take one of the following courses. (To complete the Interstate Passport, students must take at least one class marked with “CD,” from this category (Human Society and the Individual) or from Human Cultures. Students who do not take at least one class marked with "CD" from these categories must take an additional class marked “CD” (listed at the of the Human Cultures Passport Block) to satisfy the Passport requirements. The classes in that category will not satisfy the Human Cultures or Human Society and the Individual Requirements. 

Human Society and the Individual
Courses in Human Society and the Individual
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (CD)
COM 216 Survey of Communication Studies
CRJ 104 Introduction to Administration of Justice
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics
EDU 250 Foundations of Education
PSC 210 American Public Policy
PSC 211 Comparative Government and Politics
PSC 231 World Politics
PSY 101 General Psychology
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
SOC 102 Contemporary Social Issues
WMST 101 Introduction to Womenâ??s Studies (CD)


Special Programs


 Speech-Language Pathology (MEd)

Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education (BA)

Elementary Education (BA)

Speech Pathology (BA)

Allied Health Sciences (BAS)

Biology (BS)

Business Administration (BS)

Communication (BA)

Criminal Justice (BA)

Deaf Studies (BA)

Engineering Technology (BAS) – Electronics, Information and Computer Technology, OR Telecommunications

English (BA)

Environmental & Resource Science (BS)

History (BA)

History (BA) – Pre-Law

Human Health Sciences (BS)

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)

Management (BAS)

Mathematics (BS)

Psychology (BA)

Psychology (BS)

Public Administration in Law Enforcement (BA)

Visual Media (BA) – Animation

Visual Media (BA) – Digital Cinema


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Gregory Robinson
Student Contact: Alex Kunkle




Interstate Passport is based at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, a 501c3 regional compact, located in Boulder, Colorado.
Funded in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation.



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