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Here you'll have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of academic programs that offer hands-on learning and research opportunities. You'll also gain skills crucial to succeed in today's workforce, such as critical thinking, communication and leadership.
Hands-on activities and critical thinking are the goals behind the science instruction for Northern's biology degree.
Biochemistry merges the chemical, biological and physical sciences to explain biological processes on a molecular-level, preparing you for immediate employment in medical, industrial, and government positions.
Northern's biology education program prepares you to share the excitement of science as a teacher.
Northern offers a two-year associate degree in biotechnology.
NSU chemistry students benefit from small class sizes and personal attention from Northern's highly qualified faculty.
Share your love of chemistry with future generations as a Northern chemistry education graduate.
Chemistry - Forensic Science Specialization
If you're patient, detail-oriented and like to solve crime puzzles, specialize in chemistry-forensic science to prepare for a career as a forensic chemist.
Northern communication studies graduates speak clearly and confidently because they're trained to think critically - an asset for any employer.
Criminal Justice (BA)
With a degree in criminal justice from Northern, you'll be better prepared to deal with the complex issues facing today's criminal justice professional.
Criminal Justice (AA)
An associate degree in criminal justice prepares you for a career in the criminal justice professions, providing a background in the foundational terminology of the criminal justice system.
An English degree from Northern teaches valuable skills that transfer easily across disciplines and careers.
As an English student at Northern, you’ll learn to write clearly, read critically and connect ideas meaningfully.
The need for competent, well-trained environmental scientists is growing - especially considering the multitude and magnitude of global environmental issues.
Northern's Bachelor of General Studies degree is an option for you if you've earned a significant number of credits toward a degree, but wish to change your program of study.
With a degree in German from Northern, students can speak, read, write and understand this important language fluently.
Global Languages and Culture
Available in-person or online, this program explores research across the fields of sociology, business, history, government, cultural and communication studies, and modern language.
Northern's government majors graduate with comprehensive knowledge of the American political system, the philosophy behind political activity, and the way politics work in a global environment.
History students graduate from Northern with outstanding communication and research skills – and are prepared to think independently and critically.
Teaching history is an ideal profession for people with intellectual curiosity and creativity who’d like to investigate our past and explore events that shape our world.
As a Northern mathematics major, you’ll receive a strong foundation in math that sets the stage for a successful career.
Northern's mathematics program teaches valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that future math teachers can share with their students.
Medical Laboratory Science
If you want to make a tangible difference in the medical field right out of college, Northern's medical laboratory science degree is a perfect fit.
If you've earned a bachelor's degree in ANY field, Northern and South Dakota State University can get you into nursing in just 1 year.
Social Science Education
Use the methods of the social sciences to investigate important questions about people and society and share your knowledge in middle school or high school classrooms.
Sociologists attempt to understand the forces that mold individuals, shape behavior and determine social events.
The ability to write and speak Spanish has never been more relevant for traveling, teaching or business.
With a Spanish education degree from Northern, you'll learn to share your understanding of Spanish and Spanish-based culture with students.
Northern offers master's degrees in several fields.