Academics & Careers
Our graduates leave with life-long memories and a top-notch education.
Earning a college degree is hard work, and we will make sure your student works hard to earn their degree. NNU is nationally recognized and awarded by both US News & World Report and The Princeton Review; but more importantly, our students are committed to intellectual inquiry.
Whether your son or daughter is interested in business or computer science, they will leave NNU prepared. In fact, our graduates have been employed by a wide range of organizations and accepted into prestigious graduate schools, including:
- Agri Beef Co.
- Campbell Soup Company
- Hewlett Packard
- Idaho Power
- John Templeton Foundation
- National Science Foundation
- Northwestern Mutual
- U.S. Bank
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- University of Georgia
- American Film Institute Conservatory
- Azusa Pacific University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Loma Linda University
- Nazarene Theological Seminary
- Purdue University
- University of Arizona
- University of Colorado
- University of Glasgow
- University of Idaho
- University of Michigan
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Oklahoma
- Syracuse University
Featured Areas of Study
With more than 60 areas of study from which to choose, at NNU your student wont have to settle for a major that's anything less than their true passion. Unless their true passion is underwater basket weaving. We don't offer that.
NNU's academically challenging program is one of three Northwestern universities to hold national accreditation through the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Since 1997, graduating seniors consistently place in the top ten percent nationally on the Major Field Test in business.
Not only are education grads highly sought after, they are frequently recognized with prestigious awards.
The Milken Family Foundation honored education graduate Brad Breuer -01- with its prestigious National Educator Award that recognizes early- to mid-career educators. Since 1987, the Milken Family Foundation has honored over 2,500 teachers and awarded more than $60 million.
Six sophomore engineering students took to the skies in NASA's "Vomit Comet" this spring to conduct an experiment in zero-gravity. The NNU team was one of nine research teams across the nation—including teams from Dartmouth and Yale—selected to participate in the space agency's Systems Engineering Education Discovery (SEED) program.
NNU offers over 60 areas of study. See a complete list of programs →
Research & Internships
Students dive in to research and internship opportunities throughout the country and around the world. NNU's strong connections and industry relationships have opened doors for students to explore their discipline in a professional arena.
NNU students have recently interned at Wal-Mart Headquarters, ESPN, FoxSports, Unilever, Campbell's, St. Luke's, U.S. Embassy in Belgium, Micron, Hewlett Packard, Simplot and Disney to name a few.
Among the research we've highlighted in biology and engineering, NNU students have also recently researched hyperbaric oxygen treatment of breast cancer cells, Alzheimer's Disease and Lake Titicacan frogs in Costa Rica. Mentoring faculty work alongside students to enrich the research experience. Many students have also gone on to present their research at national conferences such as the Murdock College Science Research Program Conference.
Department of Biology
High acceptance rates into both graduate school and medical programs are driven by knowledgeable professors and meaningful coursework in biology.
Read about their research →
Department of Engineering
In NNU’s Department of Engineering, two groups of students were chosen to participate in one of NASA's elite student programs, and they are taking away valuable experiences that could land them back at NASA someday.
The NNU Career Center helps undergraduate students to find jobs and internships while they're studying at the University, and prepares them to search for careers after graduation. The Center provides various services to assist students in their career process.
- Career planning
- Assistance with resume and cover letter development
- Mock interviews
- Internship listings
- Part- and full-time job listings
- Career and life planning classes
- Assistance with graduate school applications
- Personal career counseling
While it might not seem like freshmen and sophomores in college should visit the Career Center, we encourage all students to visit the center often to look for more than off-campus, career jobs. The Career Center can also connect students to on-campus jobs and offer résumé feedback.