Adult Undergraduate at Northwestern

There’s never a perfect time to go back to school. Are you juggling your full-time job? Taking care of your kids? Wanting to take your career to the next level? The University of Northwestern wants to come alongside you to finish your degree. Our online programs are flexible and affordable so it’s easier to finish what you started.

Degrees That Fit Your Life and Faith

Find a career-building education that fits into your work an family life. Our programs are built on a foundation of practical knowledge, flexible learning tools, and a supportive learning community.

Flexible Class Format

Our classes incorporate online and in-class elements to provide a blend of flexibility and community for students. Many of our classes also use digital textbooks which can save students thousands of dollars over the course of their program.

Exceptional Support

Our staff specializes in helping adults transition back into school and earn an undergraduate degree.

Transfer Credits

Whether you’re starting college for the first time or returning to complete your education, we want to help you get the most out of your past education and life experience. We will work with you to evaluate your situation and help transfer as many credits as possible toward your program of study. Depending on the number of credits transferred into the program, the A.A. degree takes approximately 32 months to complete, and the B.S. degree for most majors takes 18–22 months to complete.

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Majors and Programs

    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. This broad-based degree is flexible enough to help you further your career in almost any industry.
    Learn the theory and practice of effective communication. This program will help you develop skills in critical thinking, writing, speaking, research, technology, conflict resolution, mediation, and public relations.
    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.
    The ministries program provides you with the biblical knowledge and practical skills to serve in church, nonprofit, or cross-cultural settings.
    Examine the human mind and help improve others’ mental health. The psychology program examines theory and application to prepare you for graduate study in psychology, positions in the helping professions, or other careers requiring a psychology background.
    The Associate of Arts in General Studies degree offers foundational coursework in communication, history, art, literature, mathematics, science, and the Bible.