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Department of Biology & Biochemistry

The Department of Biology & Biochemistry prepares students for a wide variety of careers in scientific fields as well as graduate programs in biology, biochemistry, and the health professions.

About the Department

Our professors teach from their extensive experiences as industry professionals and academics. They inspire students to approach their education with curiosity and critical thinking, within the framework of a Christian worldview.
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    Biology & Biochemistry Student Opportunities

    The biology program is reinforced with out-of-class experiences such as research projects, partnerships, the biology symposium, and Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society.

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  • Students in the Lake Johanna shoreline restoration project

    Lake Johanna Shoreline Restoration

    The Northwestern Biology department has joined together with the Ramsey Conservation District to create a unique learning experience in habitat restoration.

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I don’t believe this is a vocation, it’s a calling. I pray with my students; I walk alongside of them in their journey of faith. I try to open up to them new ways of knowing God through studying His creation.
Professor of Biology
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These degrees and programs prepare you for further graduate study and careers working in medical, healthcare, industrial, and environmental fields.

Take the opportunity to meet your professors before you have them in class or schedule a visit.
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