Our program is designed to be challenging but also very supportive. The curriculum prepares you for advanced study in medical or applied fields, while students and professors participate in tutoring and study groups to provide accountability and help.
The biology program is divided into four tracks: Pre-Medical/Pre-Professional Track, Cellular and Molecular Biology Track, Environmental Biology Track, and a General Biology Track. Choose the one that best fits your desired career.
You have the opportunity to participate in unique research opportunities alongside professors, like researching marine biology in Japan with the University of Tokyo, identifying the function of microbial DNA or monitoring how ecosystems respond to invasive species.
With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving biology industries.
Faculty will encourage you to explore God’s creation in the classroom to gain a deeper appreciation of His power. You will get to know your professors on a personal level due to small class sizes, leading to firsthand mentoring and industry network connections.
If you are passionate about serving, interested in research, curious about why things work the way they do, 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 and perform research while studying cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and ecology.
Some classes include:
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in biology.
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.
Dale teaches biology, ecology, natural resources management, ornithology, winter ecology and environmental science. He works with Northwestern students to study control of the invasive emerald ash...Read Full Bio
A 2009 Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Dr. Winslow, taught and conducted research at the Misaki Marine Biology laboratory, University of Tokyo, Japan. There, she investigated the immune system of...