Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Academic Preparation

The University recommends that students complete a college preparatory curriculum as defined by the Ohio Board of Regents. That recommended curriculum includes:

English

4 units

Fine or performing arts

1 unit

Foreign language

3 units

(three years of one language
or two years each of two languages)*

 

Laboratory sciences

3 units

Mathematics
(Alg. I, Alg. II, Geometry, Other

4 units

Social studies

3 units

Computer keyboard skills and microcomputer word processing are strongly recommended. Students anticipating a major in science fields should take additional sciences and mathematics. Music students are encouraged to complete as much music as possible.

Each state has its own high school graduation requirements that must be completed for the awarding of a high school diploma. Ohio high school graduation requirements are twenty-one units, including:

English

4 units

Health and physical education

1 unit

Mathematics (Alg. I, Alg. II, Geometry, Other)

4 units

Social studies

3 units

Science

3 units

Electives (including 1 unit from fine arts
foreign language, or business technology)

7 units

*Foreign Language: Students who have not completed two years of one foreign language in high school will be required to take foreign language at MVNU. American Sign Language is not a considered a foreign language.

MVNU also accepts students completing a home school curriculum or achieving graduation from high school through testing. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.