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University of Northwestern offers over 60 undergraduate majors, as well as challenging dual-degree programs, interdisciplinary majors that cross traditional departmental boundaries, and certificates and concentrations to enhance your degree.

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All of our programs are designed to strengthen your faith while preparing you for career success.

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    Business Data Analytics


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Make businesses smarter by using large amounts of information to find new opportunities, maximize profitability, and optimize resources. The business data analytics program teaches you to research and analyze large data sets to forecast business strategy success rates, find correlations, and identify trends. This degree lays the foundation for you to work in finance, technology, and other business fields.

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    Chemistry Minor


    Minor Minor

    The chemistry minor provides you with added training in the physical sciences that can be tailored to your needs and professional goals. You can take courses in a variety of areas in the discipline of chemistry that would provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge of physical science. This minor pairs well with the following disciplines: biology, education, psychology, and other similar disciplines. This minor is very flexible and will provide you with valuable knowledge and experience in chemistry.

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  • Child Development Minor


    Minor Minor

    The child development minor is designed for students who do not have an education major but who desire strong preparation in understanding child development from birth through adolescence. This minor does not lead to teacher licensure.

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    Children and Family Ministry Minor


    Minor Minor

    Invest your life in preparing the next generation of children and their families to follow Christ and make an impact in their local communities.

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    Chinese Studies Minor


    Minor Minor

    The Chinese studies minor focuses on the development of oral and written communication skills in the Chinese language. Students also explore many aspects of the cultures of China and consider how to apply skills from their major field of study among speakers of the world’s most widely spoken language.

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    Coaching Minor


    Minor Minor

    Since January 1997, school districts have had the responsibility of ensuring that coaches are qualified. The coaching minor, augmented by appropriate experience before graduation, provides a way for graduates to demonstrate formal preparation in the area of coaching.

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    Communication Arts/Literature Education


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Prepare to develop the literary and communication skills of the next generation in and beyond the classroom. This degree lays the foundations for you to teach English in a public or private school setting for grades 5-12, and also prepares you for further graduate study. Professors instill compassionate professional practice and God-honoring leadership to help you serve diverse communities.

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    Communication Minor


    Minor Minor

    The communication minor fits well with any major. Employers are looking for powerful writers and clear speakers; this program helps you build skills in both areas.

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    Communication Studies


    Major Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts

    Inform and shape perceptions and behavior with effective communication through a broad range of channels. Learn the power of relationships and leadership built on truth and ethics. The communication studies degree prepares you with foundational communication principles and relational communication skills for a wide variety of careers that involve communicating, leading, and training people.

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    Computer Science


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Prepare for careers as a software developer, information technology consultant, information technology analyst, database administrator or systems analyst under the instruction of computer science experts. The computer science major is designed to give you the knowledge to develop and use computer algorithms and computer-based systems. This program will also prepare you for a graduate degree in the computing sciences.

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    Criminal Justice


    Major Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts

    Examine the policies, principles, and social dynamics that shape the system of law and justice in the United States. Approach topics with a heart of public service and ministry. This major builds on a foundation of psychology in addition to practical knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice. This degree also lays the foundation for further graduate study in law or social work.

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    Criminal Justice Minor


    Minor Minor

    The criminal justice minor provides a background in criminology, corrections, deviance and relevant legal issues. For those considering working within or alongside law enforcement, this minor could help prepare you through classroom learning and networking with instructors who are current and former practitioners in the field.

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  • Dance Minor


    Minor Minor

    The dance minor aims to develop dancers technically through classes in ballet, modern, jazz and tap as well as foster creativity and artistry through choreography and performance opportunities. Additionally, the study of dance history and perspectives allows students to discover how dance relates to the Christian worldview. Emphasis is placed on maintaining the highest level of artistic integrity along with strong spiritual foundations in order to prepare students for careers in dance and related fields.

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    Design Minor


    Minor Minor

    A design minor will introduce you to the principles of working with design software and design theory, as well as the critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills unique to the profession of design. Many art majors minor in design to improve their computer design skills and become familiar with the industry, as well as learn how to produce promotional materials as it relates to being a professional artist.

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    Dual Bachelor and MBA


    Major | Master’s Bachelor of Science Master of Business Administration

    Add a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree to your professional arsenal by adding just one year of accelerated graduate courses to your degree program. By optimizing credits in the undergraduate degree and using accelerated graduate courses, you will be able to enter the job market and prepare for leadership with an MBA. After you complete your bachelor program requirements and find a job in the field of business, you can begin your graduate courses.

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  • Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 3


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Study under experienced professors who are deeply committed to the integration of a Christian worldview with the profession of teaching. The early childhood education degree will prepare you to teach and engage children from birth to Grade 3 in a public or private setting. This degree will also prepare you for further graduate study.

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    Elementary Education


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Work with caring Christian education experts to inspire the next generation of children in grades K-6 to be creative, compassionate, and to live with moral integrity. The Elementary Education major prepares you to teach and engage young minds in a public or private school setting from grades K-6. This degree will also prepare you for further graduate study.

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    Engineering


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Apply mathematics, science, and engineering to the creative development of solutions in collaboration with other students and Christian faculty. The engineering major is designed with an emphasis in mechanical, electrical, computer, and civil engineering. Our hands-on, team-based approach gets you introduced to demonstrating engineering concepts and projects right away, by building marshmallow catapults, potato guns, and shoes that can walk on water.

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    Engineering Management


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Learn analytical and design skills paired with business acumen from Christian faculty. Gain an understanding of operations and production issues, while balancing knowledge of how those impact a firm's financial success. The engineering management major is a four and a half year program focused on business and engineering courses, designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in business fields requiring a moderate level of technical skill. This degree lays the foundation for you to work in civil, electrical, or manufacturing industries.

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    English as a Second Language/Elementary Education Dual Licensure


    Major Bachelor of Arts

    Break down language barriers and learn to integrate diversity in the classroom. The English as a Second Language education (ESL) degree will prepare you to teach English to children in grades K-12 within a public or private school setting. Our Christian literacy experts will prepare you to teach English domestically and internationally. This degree also prepares you for further graduate study.

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