Colleges

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

FOCUS Adult Undergraduate Program

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Graduate Studies

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College of Arts & Humanities

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  • Department of Art & Design
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of English & Literature
  • Department of History & Related Fields
  • Department of Music & Theatre
  • Department of World Languages

College of Behavioral & Natural Sciences

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  • Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Department of Mathematics & Engineering
  • Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology
  • Department of Psychology

College of Professional Studies

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  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Theology & Ministry
  • Department of Biblical & Theological Studies
  • Department of Christian Ministries

 

Academic Schools

"The central purpose of our profession is to participate in the transformation of our students' minds and hearts." 
Janet Sommers, Ph.D., Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Within each school listed below are faculty committed to students' success in every area of their lives. Through your studies and interaction with professors, you'll learn firsthand why we say Northwestern is where mind and spirit thrive.

  

 

School of Business

Students in the School of Business are constantly challenged to integrate their faith into every single decision they make. The values and work ethic taught here will enable you to succeed years beyond college.

  

 

School of Education 

The School of Education will teach you how to be the best teacher you can be for whatever age or area of study you are drawn to. You will develop teaching skills and curricula while you influence the youngest generation.

  

 

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing offers real-world experience that equips you for a job and a Christ-centered perspective that teaches you what it really means to serve. We welcome freshman, transfers and students who have already completed their bachelor's degree! 

  

School of Theology and Ministry

The School of Theology and Ministry offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to equip students for careers in churches, para-church organizations, Christian education, missions and more. Two departments form the School: Biblical & Theological Studies and Christian Ministries.

Academic Departments

"The central purpose of our profession is to participate in the transformation of our students' minds and hearts." 
Janet Sommers, Ph.D., Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Within each department listed below are faculty committed to students' success in every area of their lives. Through your studies and interaction with professors, you'll learn firsthand why we say Northwestern is where mind and spirit thrive.

 

 

Department of Art & Design

As a student in the Department of Art & Design, you learn to convey visual messages through drawing, painting, sculpting, designing or whatever medium you can dream up. You will learn the aesthetic and technical skills needed to apply your work to today's world. 

 

 

Department of Biblical & Theological Studies

Be challenged by in-depth study of the Bible, theology, and biblical languages in the Department of Biblical & Theological Studies. Experience spiritual growth and be prepared for ministry, teaching, graduate studies and more.

 

 

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

In the Department of Biology & Biochemistry students explore the natural world of God's creation through scientific inquiry within the framework of a Christian worldview. 

 

 

Department of Christian Ministries

In the Department of Christian Ministries professors will prepare you to serve in a variety of ministry positions or pursue seminary or graduate education. You can apply your studies to almost any area of life to intentionally further the Gospel anywhere you go.

 

 

Department of Communication

This fast-paced, ever-changing industry always needs new, young professionals. You could be one of them! In the Department of Communication you will get hands-on training in technical and creative approaches to media, communication, journalism and more. 

 

 

Department of English & Literature

If you love words and the power they hold, the Department of English & Literature may be the place for you. Here you will read the classics and write original work while you learn discover the significance of written ideas and understand linguistic principles. 

 

 

Department of History & Related Fields

Are you interested in how events that happened in the last decade, century or millennium affect us today? The Department of History & Related Fields will teach you to look at the past and the present as a related and vital story about our future.

 

 

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies provides a quality, comprehensive academic experience for students with academic aspirations not served by any academic department major. The Interdisciplinary Studies student, in consultation with an advisor, designs a coherent program of study that meets specific academic goals.

 

 

Department of Mathematics & Engineering

The Department of Mathematics & Engineering integrates the foundational framework of the applied sciences with creativity to solve problems in modern society. 

 

 

Department of Music & Theatre

The Department of Music will teach, mentor and equip you to think, perform, lead and worship with creativity and conviction, to the glory of God. Your passion for music or theatre will be encouraged by other students and developed by our professional faculty. 

 

 

Department of Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology

In the Department of  Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology, you can study the human body and how to train athletes for optimum performance through physical conditioning and nutrition. 

 

 

Department of Psychology

Do you wonder what makes a person act or think a certain way? As a student in the Department of Psychology you will study human development, motivation, thinking, learning and emotion through the lens of Scripture. 

 

 

Department of World Languages

The world is at our doorstep and the Department of World Languages is ready to help you interact with it. You can learn Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish and travel around the world to develop your language and cross-cultural skills to reach the world for Christ.