Science & Healthcare Majors

Degree choices in natural and applied sciences, pre-med, nursing, and social work to jumpstart your career.


The science and healthcare industries are some of the fastest growing career fields in the world today. These industries encompasses everything from doctors and nurses to counselors and personal trainers. Northwest Nazarene University is helping to meet the demand of science and healthcare workers by offering its students challenging curriculums through a number of degrees. Students who pursue a degree in science or the medical or health and wellness fields can find a future through NNU’s pre-med, pre-professional, psychology, social work, nursing, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, and kinesiology programs. Graduates can go on to earn their masters or doctorate or find employment directly in their field.

Areas of Study*

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Medical (Biology)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology)
  • Psychology
  • Recreation and Sport Management (Kinesiology)
  • Social Work
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

*Some practicing medical professionals will need post-graduate degrees.

nurse checking on a patient


Outcome Highlights

Pre-med students have an 80% acceptance rate into medical school—that’s higher than the national average!
Nursing graduates meet the requirements for an RN licensure.
Social work students gain real-world experience by logging more than 500 internship hours.
Computer science students boast as job placement rate of 100%.
Engineering graduates have a high FE exam pass rate and job placement rate. Our graduates also have a high grad school acceptance rate at outstanding graduate schools such as Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt, and Carnegie Mellon.

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