Strong in science. That describes our biology professors and students. It also describes their courageous approach to exploring areas of scientific inquiry that might lead to more questions than answers. Studying biology with professors who are committed Christians will prepare you to bring your faith to the complex research and ethical questions facing today’s scientists.

Academic programs

Northwestern’s biology department is recognized by Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges as a top program that attracts top students. Explore programs


Northwestern’s biology faculty include experts in avian and stream ecology, developmental biology, genetics, neurobiology and pharmacology. Explore faculty


Hands-on experiences and research opportunities for Northwestern biology majors include experience with a human cadaver, field research in the college's forest and prairie, collaborative research with a professor, and off-campus study through the AuSable Institute or Creation Care Study Program.

Medical mind

Megan Feuchtenberger plans to attend medical school and become a bilingual physician so she can participate in medical mission trips to Spanish-speaking countries.

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Caring for the environment

Northwestern helped Erin Vander Stelt discover her love for science, gave her research experience, and prepared her for success as a graduate student at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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