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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.

Adult Undergraduate

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

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    Accounting


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Learn conceptual knowledge of accounting and develop specialized skills in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and information systems while learning to integrate a Christian perspective into the business setting. You will learn about taxation, auditing, non-profit, and governmental accounting. This program prepares you to serve in careers as corporate controllers, financial officers, internal auditors, governmental accountants, or accountants in charitable organizations.

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    AU Accounting Minor


    Minor Minor

    Distinguish your ability with an accounting minor. With 20 credits of accounting, you will set yourself apart from your peers and be in a position to contribute to your organization in a meaningful way. The language of business is accounting, and your experienced instructors will ensure you build your business acumen, skills, and understanding through the lens of financial statements and metrics.

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    AU Business Management Minor


    Minor Minor

    Business continues to be a growing field, and a business management minor pairs well with many majors to give you industry understanding and context.

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    AU Communication Studies Minor


    Minor Minor

    The communication studies 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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    AU Health Psychology Minor


    Minor Minor

    The health psychology minor provides students with a solid foundation in the field of health psychology and how to apply its principle throughout the lifespan. Special attention is given to stress and pain management.

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    AU Ministries Minor


    Minor Minor

    A minor in ministry adds biblical perspective and additional skills in cross-cultural understanding that could assist you in a career or volunteer service with a non-profit, church, or para-church organization.

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    AU Psychology Minor


    Minor Minor

    The minor in psychology gives students an opportunity to explore various areas and interests in the field. The coursework is clinically oriented and specific courses regarding marriage and family may be selected.

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    Business Management


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Explore the role of leadership in business and learn problem-solving skills from experienced Christian business professors who will prepare you for the fast-paced world of business. The business management program equips you with business skills and ethics to apply in public, private, or nonprofit organizations. This broad-based degree is flexible enough for almost any industry to help you further your career.

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    Communication Studies


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Learn the theory and practice of effective and ethical communication as it applies to industry and relationships. The communication studies program explores concepts of communication and will help you develop skills in critical thinking, writing, speaking, research, technology, conflict resolution, mediation, and public relations.

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    General Studies


    Associates Associate of Arts

    The Associate of Arts in General Studies degree offers foundational coursework in communication, history, art, literature, mathematics, science, and the Bible.

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    Health Psychology


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Serve others while expanding your knowledge of behavioral health issues and learn from Christian practitioners working in the field of health psychology. The health psychology program helps you examine how psychological, behavioral, cultural, and social factors influence health and illness. This degree can prepare you to work in the healthcare industry and is great preparation for further graduate study.

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    Ministries


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Prepare to serve God as a ministry professional or by applying the knowledge and skills of ministry to other occupations. The ministries program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and personal values that will prepare you biblically, relationally, and practically, whether you are called to serve in a church, nonprofit, or cross-cultural setting.

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    Psychology


    Major Bachelor of Science

    Examine the human mind and learn to help improve others’ mental health incorporating a Christian worldview. The psychology program examines theory and application to prepare you for graduate study in psychology, entry-level positions in the helping professions, or careers requiring a psychology background.

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