Starting a major

  • Most students will begin with NORW 111. Students should consult their placement recommendation.
  • For more information about major requirements, please consult the Norwegian Major Planning worksheet.

Are there courses students MUST/SHOULD take their First Year?

  • Must:
    • Potential majors need to take NORW 111 and NORW 112 during their first year in order to complete the major in four years.
  • Should:
    • Potential majors who have an interest in history (either that of Norwegian-America or that of the Nordic countries) should note that there are several History courses with a Nordic theme that are only open to first years. This includes HIST 111 and 169.

Credit for previous coursework

  • Credit for transfer courses or other programs are done in consultation with the Registrar, the Norwegian Placement Director and Norwegian Department Chair.


  • Students must follow their placement results provided by the department and found on the Student Information System (SIS).
  • Students needing placement help should contact the Norwegian Placement Director, Christine Haerter Piñero (, x3471.

Informational Events

  • Week One Information Sessions

Other Information/College Catalog Link/Website Link

Contacts & Department Location

Norwegian Department Office: Tomson Hall (TOM) 334-337

To download and print, click on this link: Norwegian Information Sheet