This program is designed to challenge you and prepare you either for a job right after graduation or for further graduate studies. Northwestern offers off-campus research internships, which allow you to participate in summer or semester-long opportunities with the University of Minnesota, 3M Corporation, the County Department of Agriculture, and numerous biomedical research companies in the Twin Cities area.
Our systematic approach of learning together, teaching others, and then applying knowledge in practical internships often results in high rates of employment and acceptance into graduate or medical school programs for our students. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving science industries.
Professors encourage you to explore God’s creation down to the tiniest detail to gain a deeper understanding of His power. Here you can study and conduct original, leading-edge research under the direction of faculty who share your faith and are experts in their respective scientific fields. Small class sizes give you access to these professors who take a personal interest in helping you prepare for your next step toward grad school or starting your career in the fast-growing biochemistry field.
If you are passionate about serving, interested in research, can learn cooperatively, willing to follow a rigorous program, and are interested in a career in research, medicine, or other scientific fields, this might be the right degree for you.
You will learn to think critically, research, and perform experiments to explore a range of scientific disciplines, including genetics, microbiology, forensics, and medicine.
Some classes include:
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in biochemistry.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.
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