DeWitt Family Science Center biology lab

Biology off campus

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

For a fresh perspective on caring for the environment, you can participate in the Au Sable Institute and travel to the Great Lakes region, the Pacific Northwest, South India or Latin America. Au Sable offers January and May terms as well as summer sessions. Contact global education

Creation Care Study Program

The Creation Care Study Program helps students connect their Christian faith with complex, urgent global issues. Students in the semester-long program take courses in theology, tropical ecology and sustainable development while exploring rainforests, mountain streams and coral reefs. Campuses are in Belize and New Zealand. Contact global education

Short-term missions

At Northwestern, you’ll have the opportunity to put your conservation or healthcare learning to work on a short-term missions project if that’s where your heart is. Northwestern’s exemplar campus ministry program offers 10-day to 10-week mission experiences in the U.S. and around the globe. Science students have served in hospitals and clinics and with missionaries working in sustainable crop and community development. Learn more