A Northwestern professor helps students with lab work during class.

Health & Natural Sciences
Preview Day Oct. 20, 2017 | 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Visit Northwestern during a Preview Day specifically designed for students interested in the health and science professions. Your time on campus will provide:


In a single day, you can explore multiple areas within the health and science professions, including:


You'll have the opportunity to get to know the professors who will be teaching your classes—as well as current students in Northwestern's health and sciences programs—during breakout sessions, a student panel, lab rotations and lunch.

Hands-on experience

You can try out equipment and procedures yourself when you visit Northwestern's nursing lab, human performance lab, and cadaver/human anatomy lab. You can also learn about cancer cell research being conducted by NWC professors and students.

Info about Northwestern′s new science building

Finally, you'll hear about construction progress on a new $24.5 million science facility that is scheduled to open in fall of 2018.

Why study the health and science professions at NWC?

  • 80% of Northwestern graduates who continue on to medical school are accepted the first time they apply (compared to a 45% national med school matriculation rate).
  • 90% of Northwestern′s BSN-credentialed nurses pass their board exams on the first attempt.
  • 100% of Northwestern athletic training majors pass their board exams (including 86% on the first attempt).
  • Research experience involving the sequencing of DNA genomes is embedded into three consecutive courses taken by first- and second-year biology students.
  • Northwestern's Human Performance Lab is equipped with a BodPod body composition tracking system, metabolic carts, cycle ergometers, and Exertech underwater weighing tank.
  • Northwestern's athletic training program gives students hands-on experience, as early as their sophomore year, working under the supervision of team doctors and certified athletic trainers to care for and rehabilitate Northwestern student-athletes.