Health Sciences
Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program
  • PSEO/Early college online classes

At Northwestern, you will learn, grow, and teach together in group settings. You will take advanced internships and work alongside caring faculty. The health sciences 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.

This might be the right degree for you if you:

  • care for people with a passion and want to help people who are suffering
  • are interested in health and wellness
  • want to make a difference in the lives of God’s people
  • are interested in a career in medicine, laboratory research, public health, or other scientific fields

Why study health sciences at Northwestern?

Under the guidance of Christian science professors, you will grow spiritually. You will know the Creator better through studying His design of human beings.

This degree will prepare you to be a physician assistant, occupational or physical therapist, or nurse practitioner.

You will learn to care for the general public and lead in the medical field. We offer small class sizes where you will get to know faculty and be mentored. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving healthcare and health science industries.

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Careers in health sciences

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in health sciences.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Physician’s office intake
  • Chiropractic office assistant
  • Nursing home assistant
  • Certified nursing assistant (with additional training)
  • Personal care assistant
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Medical technology sales
  • Fitness and wellness coaching
  • Business functions within healthcare organizations
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