Majors Offered

Northwest Nazarene University offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors. Some majors provide an additional area of emphasis or concentration. A major within a single area of study generally requires 36-50 credits. An interdisciplinary major generally requires 40-60 credits. Some majors with external accreditation or licensing requirements may have a higher credit requirement. The degree requirements for each major can be found in the Academic Departments chapter of this catalog.

Applied and Liberal Studies Programs
  • Applied Studies
  • Liberal Studies
Art and Design
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration
  • Art, Studio Art Concentration
  • Digital Media
  • Art Education
  • Biology
  • Biology, General Biology Concentration
  • Biology, Pre-Medical Concentration
  • Biology, Wildlife/Ecology Concentration
  • Pre-Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Concentration
  • Biology Education
Business and Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Financial Economics
  • Global Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration
  • Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry Concentration
  • Chemistry Education
Communication Studies
  • Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • History
    • Kinesiology
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Spanish
    • Visual Art
History and Political Science
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • History Education
  • Recreation and Sport Management, Athletic Training Concentration
  • Recreation and Sport Management, Kinesiology/Coaching Concentration
  • Recreation and Sport Management, Sport Management Concentration
  • Recreation and Sport Management, Outdoor Recreation Concentration
  • Kinesiology Education
Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • English Education
  • Spanish Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music, Applied Concentration
  • Music, Music Industry Concentration
  • Music, General Music Concentration
  • Worship Arts
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
Philosophy and Religion
  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Ministry
  • Intercultural Ministry (Missions)
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Worship Arts
  • Youth Ministry
Physics and Engineering
  • Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Concentration
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering Concentration
  • Engineering, Electrical Engineering Concentration
  • Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Concentration
  • Engineering, Engineering Physics Concentration
  • Physics
Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Psychology
Social Work
  • Social Work

Individualized Major: For students whose educational objectives cannot be met by one of the majors given above, an individualized major allows students to design a program of study. Each individualized major must be approved by the appropriate curriculum committee. For additional information, see the Special Programs chapter.