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Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Health Sciences

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Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

125 credits

125 credits

required for program

PSEO/Early college online classes

At Northwestern, students will learn, review, and teach together in group settings while participating in advanced internships and working alongside caring faculty. This degree is a solid underpinning to enter the professional world or for graduate study. You will be prepared to pursue a Master in Nursing, Master in Physician Assistant, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master in Nutrition, or Master in Public Health.


of graduates felt professionally prepared for work by their education


of seniors grew in their relationship with God during their time at Northwestern


of recent graduates plan to pursue further education

Why study health sciences at Northwestern?

Under the guidance of Christian professors who are scientific experts, you will grow spiritually as you come to better know the Creator through His design of human beings. This degree prepares students for careers as Physician Assistant, Occupational or Physical Therapy, and Nurse Practitioner among other options.

Faculty are able to teach students to care for the general public as Christian leaders in the medical field because we offer small class sizes where students get to know them personally. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving healthcare and health science industries.

If you are a caring person with a passion for helping people who are suffering, interested in health and wellness, want to make a difference in the lives of all of God’s people, and are interested in a career in medicine, laboratory research, public health, or other scientific fields, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

Students will learn laboratory skills and think critically, while studying medical terminology, nutrition, and anatomy.

Some classes include:

  • Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Lifespan Psychology
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I was amazed at the intricacies with which God designed the human body and found it fascinating to learn about. Seeing how important faith was in each of my classes was one of the things I loved most about Northwestern.

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Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Nazareth Hall, N3049
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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