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Strong in science. That describes our biology professors and students. It also describes their courageous approach to exploring areas of scientific inquiry. 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. Northwestern’s biology department is recognized by Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges as a top program that attracts top students. Explore our programs: 


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

Research and more

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.

Matt Hillman

Future physician

With medical school on his radar, Matt is setting himself up for success by coupling a biology health professions major with a minor in chemistry.

Matt's story

Jordan Reinders

Bug lover

After graduating from Northwestern with a major in biology, Jordan Reinders is combining two passions—insects and the outdoors—as a graduate student at the University of Nebraska.

Jordan's story

Erin Vander Stelt

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.

Erin's story