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Northwestern University Majors

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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.

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

Programs & Majors

ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture and Related Services, Other - - -
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
African Studies 1 - -
African-American/Black Studies 5 2 5
American/United States Studies/Civilization 14 - -
Area Studies, Other - - -
Asian Studies/Civilization 3 - -
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 5 - -
European Studies/Civilization - - -
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 3 - -
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 8 - -
Women's Studies 4 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - - -
Bioinformatics - - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 149 2 13
Biostatistics - 2 -
Biotechnology - 37 -
Botany/Plant Biology, Other - 9 1
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other - 1 37
Developmental Biology and Embryology - - -
Ecology - - -
Neurobiology and Anatomy - 7 -
Neuroscience 9 1 22
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting and Related Services, Other - 41 2
Business Administration and Management, General - 356 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 102 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - - -
Business/Commerce, General - 61 -
Business/Managerial Economics - 32 6
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce - - -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 8 181 -
Finance, General - 390 8
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - 3 -
International Business/Trade/Commerce - 43 -
Labor and Industrial Relations - - -
Management Information Systems, General - - -
Management Science - 641 -
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other - 68 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General - 415 1
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management - - -
Operations Management and Supervision - 93 -
Organizational Behavior Studies 18 187 5
Real Estate - 21 -
Transportation/Mobility Management - - -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication and Media Studies, Other 1 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 164 190 -
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia - 1 4
Health Communication - 36 -
Journalism 143 126 -
Radio and Television 91 - -
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other - - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 95 75 4
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 65 87 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 8 - -
Information Science/Studies 19 87 -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Education, General - - -
Education, Other - 7 3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities - - -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - - -
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - 28 -
Music Teacher Education 6 6 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 7 - -
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education - 69 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 36 31 13
Chemical Engineering 39 24 13
Civil Engineering, General 6 42 14
Computer Engineering, General 29 14 4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 13 26 13
Engineering Mechanics - 1 4
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics - - 1
Engineering Science - - -
Engineering, General - - -
Engineering, Other 22 33 -
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 13 - -
Industrial Engineering 79 8 6
Manufacturing Engineering 17 - -
Materials Engineering 28 23 27
Mechanical Engineering 66 34 16
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other - 37 -
Engineering/Industrial Management - 34 -
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician - 18 -
Robotics Technology/Technician - 14 -
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing 2 12 -
English Language and Literature, General 55 10 5
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other - 3 4
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 - -
Comparative Literature 7 1 5
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 - -
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other - - -
French Language and Literature 5 - 1
German Language and Literature 8 - 1
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General - 1 -
Italian Language and Literature 2 - -
Linguistics 14 1 5
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other - - -
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 1 1
Spanish Language and Literature 14 - -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Audiology/Audiologist - - -
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - - 16
Bioethics/Medical Ethics - 6 -
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 19 7 6
Dental Clinical Sciences, General - - -
Genetic Counseling/Counselor - 13 -
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator - 9 -
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General - 6 -
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other - 13 -
Health and Wellness, General - 6 -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 36 -
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling - 30 -
Medical Informatics - 50 -
Medical Scientist - 23 -
Medicine - - 148
Orthotist/Prosthetist - 44 -
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 89
Physician Assistant - 29 -
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies - - -
Public Health, General - 30 -
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - 42 -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 90 8 15
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General - - -
Law - - 249
Legal Professions and Studies, Other - 44 -
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other - 14 -
Legal Studies, General 19 3 -
Programs for Foreign Lawyers - 204 -
Tax Law/Taxation - 53 -
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
General Studies - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 4 -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics, General 15 16 3
Mathematics, General 65 2 11
Statistics, General 24 4 3
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences 14 - -
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies - - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - - -
Science, Technology and Society 8 - -
Systems Science and Theory - - 1
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 20 - -
Environmental Studies - - -
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 34 -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Jewish/Judaic Studies - - -
Philosophy 20 2 2
Religion/Religious Studies 7 1 7
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other - 7 10
Chemistry, General 25 7 47
Geology/Earth Science, General 11 2 4
Materials Science 1 - -
Physics, General 13 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - 9 9
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 29 - -
Community Psychology - - -
Counseling Psychology - 26 -
Psychology, General 169 17 13
Psychology, Other 32 - -
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Organization and Advocacy 76 30 -
Public Administration - 93 -
Public Policy Analysis, General 34 - -
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other - 53 -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 31 1 7
Anthropology, Other - - -
Economics, General 398 14 21
Geography 4 - -
International Relations and Affairs 63 - -
Political Science and Government, General 119 14 11
Social Sciences, Other 37 - -
Sociology 27 10 7
Urban Studies/Affairs 3 - -
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Religious/Sacred Music - - -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 13 2 2
Art/Art Studies, General 3 5 -
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General - 15 -
Conducting - 3 5
Dance, General 4 - -
Design and Visual Communications, General - 6 -
Directing and Theatrical Production - 5 -
Documentary Production - 10 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 108 3 9
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other - - -
Film/Cinema/Video Studies - 8 -
Jazz/Jazz Studies 2 1 -
Keyboard Instruments 6 7 5
Music Performance, General 23 23 4
Music Theory and Composition 6 2 5
Music, General 19 2 6
Music, Other - - -
Musical Theatre - - -
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1 5 -
Playwriting and Screenwriting - 11 -
Stringed Instruments 15 11 2
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism - - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General - - -
Voice and Opera 17 13 -
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…

  • Dec-02-2009 Read More