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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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Accounting

  • Bachelor of Science

Learn accounting principles and how to apply them in the business world. Prepare for the CPA exam under experienced Christian business professors who have developed a rigorous academic program for strong entry into the field of accounting. The accounting program prepares you for a career as a professional certified public accountant, corporate controller, financial planner, internal auditor, bank officer, or an accountant in a charitable organization. This degree lays the foundation for you to work in any industry.

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Accounting Minor

  • Minor

Learn accounting principles and how to apply them in the business world. The accounting minor provides a solid foundation of accounting principles for managing costs and reporting income. This minor pairs well with broader business majors or non-business majors.

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Ancient and Classical Languages Minor

  • Minor

For enriching study of the Bible, it is vital to understand the original languages in which the Bible was written. The ancient & classical languages minor includes the study of Greek, classical Hebrew, and classical Latin.

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Animation & Illustration

  • Bachelor of Science

Explore your creative passion for design and storytelling while working with artistic Christian faculty. The animation and illustration program equips you with a breadth of knowledge in computer animation, illustration, visual arts, design, 3D multimedia, effective communication, and storytelling.

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Animation Minor

  • Minor

Animation minors will learn the basics of 3D software, storytelling, digital illustration and animation. Minors in animation will also be exposed to the history of animation as well as contemporary practices. Both art majors and design majors frequently minor in animation illustration.

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Applied Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Science

Learn about quantitative design in God's creation and develop skills to describe logical, physical, financial, and scientific phenomena from expert mathematicians. The applied mathematics major is designed to meet the increasing need for mathematicians in areas of science and technology and to prepare you for further graduate study in mathematics.

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Applied Mathematics Minor

  • Minor

The mathematics minor is designed to add quantitative problem solving and rigor to other related majors, especially those in fields of business, finance, technology, and science.

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Art

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

Prepare for a career in studio production by developing your creative process and artistic techniques in studio areas such as drawing, ceramics, printmaking, sculpting, and painting. The art program introduces you to a variety of media as well as concepts in aesthetics, art history, and art criticism. This degree also lays the foundation for further graduate study.

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Art Minor

  • Minor

An art minor will give you an abbreviated experience in the historical crafts of drawing, painting, sculpture, and art history. Typically, design majors and animation illustration majors pursue an art minor because they want to learn how to make things with their hands, use materials, and learn how to use equipment and tools specific to the practice of art making.

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Associate of Arts & Bible

  • Associate Degree

Expand your biblical knowledge while exploring general topics through a biblical worldview. This associate’s degree will introduce you to undergraduate coursework with a foundation of biblical studies, general liberal arts, and elective courses that you choose.

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B.A. in Pastoral Ministry & Master of Divinity (Dual Degree)

  • Bachelor of Arts/M.Div.

Equip yourself with deep and practical knowledge of scripture and gain the added value of a Master of Divinity degree upon graduation. In only five years, you can earn a Pastoral Ministry degree and a Master of Divinity -- a combination that will increase your influence as you go out to lead for Christ. You’ll leave the program with an understanding of biblical interpretation, theology, and Christian discipleship. You’ll also be prepared to teach, preach, counsel, and lead effectively.

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Bible Certificate

  • Certificate

Become established in your faith, rooted and grounded in the Gospel and fortified with answers to questions regarding life’s purpose and destiny. The certificate in Bible will provide you with the tools needed to examine Scripture, apply faith to life, and clearly communicate your beliefs.

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Bible Minor

  • Minor

Students who complete the Bible courses as part of the core curriculum requirement earn a minor in Bible. Senior transfers may choose to complete the courses to earn the minor in Bible.

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Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts

Examine the Bible and Christian theology with other bright, creative students who want to communicate biblical ideas and make a significant impact in the world. The biblical and theological studies major will equip you to study the Bible in its original languages, analyze theological ideas and exegetical methods, explain biblical customs, and understand church history. Graduates may qualify for advanced standing in seminary or other graduate study.

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Biblical & Theological Studies Dual Degree

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Save time and tuition by integrating a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with a dual degree. This program is designed to prepare men and women for ministry in a church, para-church, or academic setting. Gain deeper insight by studying theology according to biblical themes (biblical theology), theological categories (systematic theology), and ecclesiastical history (historical theology).

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Biochemistry

  • Bachelor of Science

Science exists because of God, not instead of God. Discover the miracle of how chemical processes interact to affect all living things. Our science professors will equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in the field of medicine, research, or other scientific fields. This program focuses on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and the processes of these molecules within living things. This degree will prepare you for a career in research, medicine, and other scientific and healthcare fields.

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Biology

  • Bachelor of Science

Work with professors on cutting-edge research while developing a deeper appreciation for God’s design in nature. The biology program investigates the mechanisms and connections of living things from molecules to ecosystems. This degree lays the foundation for careers in medicine, laboratory research, ecology, conservation and other scientific fields.

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Biology Minor

  • Minor

The biology minor provides you with added training in the biological sciences that can be tailored to your needs and professional goals. You can take courses in multiple biological disciplines or focus on an in-depth study of one. This minor pairs well with the following disciplines: education, psychology, kinesiology, and other similar disciplines. This minor is very flexible and will provide you with valuable knowledge and experience in biology.

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Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science

Engage with many disciplines in the business world, under the guidance of Christian faculty with global business experience. The business administration program prepares you for a variety of careers in for-profit firms or nonprofit organizations and teaches areas of business such as accounting, management, entrepreneurship, finance, corporate strategies, marketing, business information systems, business law, and economics. Graduates with business administration majors frequently pursue careers in supply chain and operations, sales, health services, join small companies, or return to manage family businesses. This degree integrates a biblical worldview into business ethics and lays the foundation for you to work in any industry.

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Business Administration Minor

  • Minor

This broad-based business minor can complement a specialty major in another business discipline or can be paired with majors from the sciences, arts, education, ministry, communications, and more.

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