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Northwestern University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Evanston, IL

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Audiology/Audiologist
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Community Psychology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Slavic Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Woodwind Instruments
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,518
Part-Time Faculty
235
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
87%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 45% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Laws in Taxation, Master of Science in Communication

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Rhetoric
  • Sociology
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Structural Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Informatics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Structural Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering

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