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.

Biology is one of the 3 largest programs at Northwestern, offering 15 study options:


Northwestern’s biology faculty include experts in avian and stream ecology, developmental biology, genetics, neurobiology and pharmacology. They will take you outside the classroom on local and international field research experiences.


Hands-on experiences and research opportunities for Northwestern biology majors include:

  • A human cadaver lab
  • Field research in the college's forest and tallgrass prairie
  • Honors research and Junior Scholars opportunities to assist with a professor's research
  • Paid summer research appointments at Northwestern or in university labs
  • Off-campus study at U.S. or international AuSable Institute sites or in Belize through the Creation Care Study Program