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Accounting

  • Bachelor of Science

Learn accounting principles and how to apply them in the business world. You’ll prepare for success on the CPA exam through a rigorous program taught by experienced, Christ-centered professors. Be equipped to step into the accounting industry with relevant skills and knowledge.

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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 passion for design and storytelling. Learn from with gifted, Christ-centered faculty. Prepare for careers in animation, illustration, visual arts, design, 3D multimedia, 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

An Applied Mathematics major prepares you to use applied and theoretical mathematics to solve quantitative problems in business, government, and technology. Learn about quantitative design in God's creation from expert mathematicians. The applied mathematics major is built 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 while developing your creative process and techniques. You'll explore a variety of media, including drawing, ceramics, printmaking, sculpting, and painting. You'll also study concepts in art history, aesthetics, and art criticism.

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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 of study with an Associate of Arts & Bible degree. In this program, you’ll complete courses in general liberal arts, biblical studies, and desired electives. With this degree, you'll have the foundation needed to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

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AU Business Management Minor

  • Minor

Business continues to be a growing field, and a business management minor pairs well with many majors to give you industry understanding and context.

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AU Communication Studies Minor

  • Minor

The communication studies minor fits well with any major. Employers are looking for powerful writers and clear speakers; this program helps you build skills in both areas.

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AU Health Psychology Minor

  • Minor

The health psychology minor provides students with a solid foundation in the field of health psychology and how to apply its principle throughout the lifespan. Special attention is given to stress and pain management.

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AU Ministry Minor

  • Minor

A minor in ministry adds biblical perspective and additional skills in cross-cultural understanding that could assist you in a career or volunteer service with a non-profit, church, or para-church organization.

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AU Psychology Minor

  • Minor

The minor in psychology gives students an opportunity to explore various areas and interests in the field. The coursework is clinically oriented and specific courses regarding marriage and family may be selected.

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B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies & Master of Arts in Theological Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Save time and tuition by integrating your B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. Be prepared to serve in an academic setting, church or para-church organization. Get advanced training in theology, Bible interpretation, and biblical languages. Complete 14 graduate credits in your undergraduate program to finish your master's degree faster.

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B.A./B.S. & MA in Ministry Leadership

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Lead well in churches, missions, and nonprofits by adding a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership to your undergraduate degree.

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B.A./B.S. in Pastoral Ministry & Master of Divinity

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Divinity

Equip yourself with deep knowledge of Scripture and gain the added value of a Master of Divinity degree upon graduation. You can earn a Pastoral Ministry degree and a Master of Divinity in five years. This combination will increase your influence as you go out to lead for Christ. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of biblical interpretation, theology, and discipleship. You’ll also be prepared to teach, preach, counsel, and lead effectively.

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Bible Certificate

  • Certificate

The certificate in Bible will provide you with the tools needed to examine Scripture 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

Find your mission as you follow your passion to study God’s Word. Immerse yourself in theological topics. Interpret biblical passages and discover their relevance to life. See how church history shaped theology. Read the Bible in its original languages. Get cultural perspective on people and customs in the Bible. Enrich your experience by studying abroad in Israel. Be rewarded for excellence in your studies.

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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. This degree will prepare you for a career in research, medicine, and other scientific and healthcare fields. This program focuses on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and the processes of these molecules within living things.

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Biology

  • Bachelor of Science

Investigate connections of living things, from molecules to ecosystems, in a faith-based program. Work with Christ-centered professors on real-world research. Prepare to be confident stepping into the workplace or pursue advanced study in medical and 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

  • Master of Business Administration

Learn business and leadership principles for the global community in UNW's MBA program. Advance your career by achieving greater levels of responsibility within an organization. Pursue a concentration in Data Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, or Management. You can also receive a graduate certificate in Data Analytics or Healthcare Management.

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Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science

Get equipped for business careers in corporations, nonprofits, and ministries. Engage in the business world under the guidance of Christian faculty with global experience. Our business administration degree provides you with a well-rounded Christian business program. You can also choose a concentration based on your career interests.

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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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Business Management

  • Bachelor of Science

Prepare for leadership roles in the business industry. Learn problem-solving skills from Christian professors with real-world expertise. The adult undergraduate business management program includes coursework in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and healthcare management.

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Chemistry Minor

  • Minor

The chemistry minor provides you with added training in the physical sciences that can be tailored to your needs and professional goals. You can take courses in a variety of areas in the discipline of chemistry that would provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge of physical science. This minor pairs well with the following disciplines: biology, education, psychology, and similar disciplines. This minor is flexible and will provide you with valuable knowledge and experience in chemistry.

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Child Development Minor

  • Minor

The child development minor is designed for students who do not have an education major but who desire strong preparation in understanding child development from birth through adolescence. This minor does not lead to teacher licensure.

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Children and Family Ministry Minor

  • Minor

Invest your life in preparing the next generation of children and their families to follow Christ and make an impact in their local communities.

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Chinese Studies Minor

  • Minor

The Chinese studies minor focuses on the development of oral and written communication skills in the Chinese language. Students also explore many aspects of the cultures of China and consider how to apply skills from their major field of study among speakers of the world’s most widely spoken language.

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Christian Studies Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate in Christian Studies will provide you with the tools needed to explore theological ideas, apply faith to your life, and study the word of God.

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Coaching Minor

  • Minor

Since January 1997, school districts have had the responsibility of ensuring that coaches are qualified. The coaching minor, augmented by appropriate experience before graduation, provides a way for graduates to demonstrate formal preparation in the area of coaching.

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Communication Arts/Literature Education

  • Bachelor of Science

This degree prepares you to teach English in a public or private school setting for grades 5-12. While laying the foundation for further graduate study.

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Communication Minor

  • Minor

The communication minor fits well with any major. Employers are looking for powerful writers and clear speakers; this program helps you build skills in both areas.

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Communication Studies

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

The communication studies degree prepares you to work with a broad range of channels. Including film, television, radio, newspaper, and photojournalism.

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Communication Studies

  • Bachelor of Science

Learn the theory and practice of effective and ethical communication as it applies to industry and relationships. The communication studies program explores concepts of communication and will help you develop skills in critical thinking, writing, speaking, research, technology, conflict resolution, mediation, and public relations.

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Computer Science

  • Bachelor of Science

Prepare for careers in software development, information technology consulting and analyzing, or database administration. The computer science major will give you the knowledge to develop and use computer algorithms and computer-based systems. This program will also prepare you for a graduate degree in the computing sciences.

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Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

A criminal justice degree builds on a foundation of psychology and practical knowledge of law enforcement. You will examine the policies, principles, and social dynamics that shape the system of law. You will be prepared with the foundation for further graduate study in law or social work.

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Criminal Justice Minor

  • Minor

The criminal justice minor provides a background in criminology, corrections, and relevant legal issues. You'll gain practical knowledge of law enforcement and psychology by examining the policies, principles, and social dynamics that shape the system of law.

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Cybersecurity & Information Systems

  • Bachelor of Science

Gain an in-depth understanding of how data and technology work together to drive the business world. The information systems program will give you the tools needed to develop, use, and manage computer-based systems.

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Cybersecurity Minor

  • Minor

The cybersecurity minor is designed to add awareness of cyber security threats as well as tools and techniques for providing a solid defense against attacks for those in fields such as computer science, accounting, business, and criminal justice.

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Dance Minor

  • Minor

The dance minor develops dancers technically through classes in ballet, modern, jazz and tap as well as fosters creativity and artistry through choreography and performance opportunities. Additionally, the study of dance history and perspectives allows discovery in how dance relates to the Christian worldview. Emphasis is placed on maintaining the highest level of artistic integrity along with strong spiritual foundations in order to prepare students for careers in dance and related fields.

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Data Analytics

  • Bachelor of Science

The data analytics program teaches you to research and analyze large amounts of data forecast business strategy success rates, find correlations, and identify trends. You can use information to find new opportunities, maximize profitability, and optimize resources. This degree lays the foundation for you to work in finance and technology.

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Data Analytics Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate

More than ever, businesses need data analysts with cutting-edge skills and a solid moral compass. A Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics offers training in the latest technologies and principles to help you master the power of data and lead in the marketplace.

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Data Analytics Minor

  • Minor

Designed for students to acquire the skills needed to manage and analyze large datasets to solve critical business problems. With a Data Analytics Minor , students receive training in the fundamentals of data analysis, data management, data storage, programming, and predictive analysis.

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Design Minor

  • Minor

A design minor will introduce you to the principles of working with design software and design theory, as well as the critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills unique to the profession of design. Many art majors minor in design to improve their computer design skills and become familiar with the industry, as well as learn how to produce promotional materials as it relates to being a professional artist.

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Divinity

  • Master of Divinity

Join passionate Bible teachers in a comprehensive, pre-doctoral program. The Master of Divinity meets ordination requirements for pastoral or chaplain positions and further doctoral studies for church ministry. This program combines biblically-based evangelical theology with Christian ministry.

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Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 3

  • Bachelor of Science

The early childhood education degree will prepare you to teach and engage children from birth to grade 3 in a public or private setting. This degree will also prepare you for further graduate study. Study under professors who integrate a Christian worldview with the profession of teaching.

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Education

  • Master of Arts in Education

Advance your career with inspired teaching and a robust and relevant curriculum. The Master of Arts in Education (MAED) will advance your knowledge, effectiveness, and skills in schools, businesses, nonprofits, and administrative and technical roles.

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Elementary Education

  • Bachelor of Science

Inspire the next generation of children to be creative, compassionate, and to live with integrity. The Elementary Education major prepares you to teach and engage young minds in a public or private school setting from grades K-6. This degree will also prepare you for further graduate study.

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Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science

Apply mathematics, science, and engineering to the creative development of solutions. Collaborate with other students and learn from Christian faculty. The engineering major has concentrations in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. Our hands-on, team approach introduces engineering concepts through group discussions, laboratory experiments, and industry-related projects.

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English

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

The English major is divided into four concentrations: literature, writing, literature and writing, and linguistics.

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English as a Second Language/Elementary Education Dual Licensure

  • Bachelor of Arts

The English as a Second Language education (ESL) degree will prepare you to teach English to children in grades K-12 within a public or private school setting. While laying the foundation for further graduate study.

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English Minor

  • Minor

The English minor involves courses in English, literature, linguistics, and literary theory to provide a breadth of knowledge for students interested in the English language.

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Entrepreneurship Minor

  • Minor

Designed for students who are planning to start or manage a small business or start-up. The entrepreneurship minor provides a sampling of courses in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Science and Business

  • Bachelor of Science

Discover how to make a positive impact on God’s creation while making responsible business decisions in a corporate setting. Work with biology and business experts. The environmental science and business program prepares you for a career in environmental resource management. Learn to translate research and scientific findings into applications for corporate settings. This degree lays the foundation for careers in government, business, or environmental industries.

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Environmental Science Minor

  • Minor

The environmental science minor provides you with training in environmental sciences that can be tailored to your needs and professional goals. You can study a variety of courses that give you a wide understanding of the natural and social systems and how they interact. This minor pairs well with these disciplines: education, psychology, biology, biochemistry, and similar disciplines. This minor is flexible and will provide you with valuable knowledge and experience in environmental studies.

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Event Planning Minor

  • Minor

The event planning minor involves hands-on experiences on and off campus, as well as events-specific knowledge and training for students, and it provides a credential that is offered at very few schools across the nation.

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Finance

  • Bachelor of Science

Finance teaches you how plan to maximize wealth for individuals and organizations. Learn risk analysis, taxation, and financial planning. Understand cost accounting, financial analysis, and wealth maximization. This degree prepares you to work in both small or large businesses.

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Finance Minor

  • Minor

Designed to for students interested in a career in risk analysis, taxation, corporate and personal financial planning, investments, cost accounting, and financial analysis. The finance minor offers a sampling of courses in business, accounting, finance, investments, and wealth management.

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General Associate with a Biblical Worldview Theme

  • Associate Degree

The general associate’s degree with Bible will provide you with the tools to study the Bible, apply faith to life, and study general education courses.

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General Studies

  • Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in General Studies degree offers foundational coursework in communication, history, art, literature, mathematics, science, and the Bible.

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Graphic Design

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

Discover principles of visual communication and creative design.

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Health Education Minor

  • Minor

Minnesota teacher licensure requirements, which affect the area of health education, require a full health education major for licensure. The courses included in the health education minor will provide fundamental studies but will not fully qualify an individual for teaching licensure in the area of health education.

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Health Psychology

  • Bachelor of Science

Serve others while expanding your knowledge of behavioral health issues and learn from Christian practitioners working in the field of health psychology. 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.

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Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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.

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Healthcare Management Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate in Healthcare Management prepares you to step into a positions of leadership in the quickly growing field of healthcare with industry-specific knowledge and God-honoring management skills.

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History

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

Learn to examine the settings and contexts of some of the most influential events in history.

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History Minor

  • Minor

Discover how history has shaped the world today. The history minor is a great addition for students with other majors. Students can select time periods and topics that are interesting to them.

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Human Services

  • Master of Arts in Human Services

Integrate faith with your work in private or public social services settings.

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Illustration Minor

  • Minor

The illustration minor features principles of art, drawing, etching, screen printing, lithography, digital illustration, figure drawing, and character design to develop a student’s skills in the area of illustration.

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