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8,482 Graduates
Northwestern University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

4,891 Faculty
Full Time
  • 2,305 Instructional
  • 295 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 2,008 Instructional
  • 283 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Navy

Earn NAVY ROTC scholarships that provide up to $180,000 to cover tuition, books and other expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Allison from Port Barrington, IL
  • 5
  • If you can to learn, you will. The professors don't spoon-feed information - instead, they give you the tools to learn the subjects yourself. Also, just hanging out with people…

  • Aug-03-2009 Read More
  • Stefanie from New York
  • 4
  • I came to college to learn lessons beyond the liberal arts. I wanted skills for the preprofessional world alongside a strong liberal arts background. I'm getting that. I'm certainly not…

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Programs & Majors

AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
African Studies 3 - -
African-American/Black Studies 5 5 -
American/United States Studies/Civilization 15 - -
Area Studies, Other - - -
Asian Studies/Civilization - - -
European Studies/Civilization 1 - -
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 1 - -
Women's Studies 7 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - - -
Bioinformatics - - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 126 - 11
Biostatistics - 10 -
Biotechnology - 42 -
Botany/Plant Biology, Other - 4 -
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other - - 38
Developmental Biology and Embryology - - -
Ecology - - -
Neurobiology and Anatomy - 5 -
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting and Related Services, Other - 71 3
Business Administration and Management, General - 335 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 142 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - 1 -
Business/Commerce, General - 18 -
Business/Managerial Economics - 96 7
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce - 6 -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies - 315 -
Finance, General - 492 3
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - 8 -
International Business/Trade/Commerce - 99 -
Labor and Industrial Relations - - -
Management Information Systems, General - - -
Management Science - 462 -
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other - 65 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General - 605 7
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management - - -
Operations Management and Supervision - 49 -
Organizational Behavior Studies 23 355 3
Real Estate - 19 -
Transportation/Mobility Management - - -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication and Media Studies, Other 1 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other - 116 -
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia - 1 2
Journalism 154 186 -
Radio and Television 97 1 -
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 2 - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 108 70 3
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 20 27 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 - -
Information Science/Studies 7 48 -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Education, General - - -
Education, Other - 10 3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities - 3 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - - -
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - 17 -
Music Teacher Education 5 15 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 11 - -
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education - 85 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 56 48 15
Chemical Engineering 25 6 6
Civil Engineering, General 23 26 8
Computer Engineering, General 9 3 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 19 18 15
Engineering Mechanics - - -
Engineering Science - - -
Engineering, General - - -
Engineering, Other 2 39 -
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 13 - -
Industrial Engineering 75 6 6
Manufacturing Engineering 13 - -
Materials Engineering 9 13 28
Materials Science 1 - -
Mechanical Engineering 60 16 11
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other - 18 -
Engineering/Industrial Management - 56 -
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician - 4 -
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing 5 16 -
English Language and Literature, General 90 17 2
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other - 4 2
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7 - -
Comparative Literature 5 2 -
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 13 - -
French Language and Literature 10 1 1
German Language and Literature 4 - -
Italian Language and Literature 1 - -
Linguistics 11 3 2
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1 - -
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 - 1
Spanish Language and Literature 20 - -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Audiology/Audiologist - - -
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - - 13
Bioethics/Medical Ethics - 8 -
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 42 - 7
Dental Clinical Sciences, General - - -
Genetic Counseling/Counselor - 13 -
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator - 10 -
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General - 7 -
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other - 11 -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 31 -
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling - 22 -
Medical Informatics - 72 -
Medical Scientist - 28 -
Medicine - - 158
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 54
Physician Assistant - 29 -
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies - - -
Public Health, General - 23 -
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - 25 -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 88 7 10
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General - - -
Law - - 295
Legal Professions and Studies, Other - 10 -
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other - 5 -
Legal Studies, General 25 - -
Programs for Foreign Lawyers - 157 -
Tax Law/Taxation - 51 -
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
General Studies 1 - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 10 -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics, General 10 13 5
Mathematics, General 77 1 12
Statistics, General 9 7 1
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences 23 - -
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies - - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - - -
Neuroscience - 3 20
Science, Technology and Society 7 - -
Systems Science and Theory - - -
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 22 - -
Environmental Studies 1 - -
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 54 -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Jewish/Judaic Studies 3 - -
Philosophy 27 - 2
Religion/Religious Studies 14 4 2
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other - 2 13
Chemistry, General 25 2 37
Geology/Earth Science, General 7 1 1
Physics, General 15 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - 4 4
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 14 - -
Community Psychology - - -
Counseling Psychology - 23 -
Psychology, General 205 10 11
Psychology, Other 34 - -
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Organization and Advocacy 41 29 -
Public Administration - 70 -
Public Policy Analysis, General 52 6 -
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other - 8 -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 31 5 3
Anthropology, Other - - -
Economics, General 365 23 25
Geography 2 - -
International Relations and Affairs 105 - -
Political Science and Government, General 189 6 5
Social Sciences, Other 38 - -
Sociology 26 8 5
Urban Studies/Affairs 10 - -
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Religious/Sacred Music - - -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 21 1 2
Art/Art Studies, General 6 5 -
Conducting - 3 1
Dance, General 5 - -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 98 11 7
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other - - -
Film/Cinema/Video Studies - 1 3
Jazz/Jazz Studies 3 - -
Keyboard Instruments 3 5 3
Music Performance, General 32 35 4
Music Theory and Composition 4 1 -
Music, General 20 - 5
Music, Other 1 - -
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1 3 1
Playwriting and Screenwriting - 12 -
Stringed Instruments 13 10 6
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism 2 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2 - -
Voice and Opera 16 18 -