Academic Advantages - College of Undergraduate Health Sciences
Learn in a supportive, healthcare setting
Our University is dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and your academic success is important to us. That's why we offer a unique educational experience for you - an opportunity to learn in a dynamic, supportive environment - not a competitive pressure cooker.
We want you to succeed in understanding even the most difficult concepts so you can feel confident taking the next step in your education. You'll study alongside students who are as passionate about health care as you are - and learn from professors who have made a career in healthcare education. In many courses, you apply what you learn to health care and patient care.
Be mentored by experienced professors
Our courses are taught by professors with advanced degrees, not teaching assistants, so you learn from experts in their fields. Our professors are also approachable and available - they will mentor, advise and encourage you. If you need a professional letter of recommendation, they are willing to help.
Our professors keep it interesting - course material is often taught in a combination of classroom lectures, interactive learning, small group discussions and online assignments.
Enjoy individual attention in small classes
You'll appreciate our small class sizes and laboratory settings, where you can feel more comfortable asking questions and participating in discussions. Large, impersonal lecture halls are just not our style. We believe you have a better experience if you have the individual attention you need to learn the course material.
Take advantage of University services
Northwestern offers many convenient, on-campus services, including:
- Library, cafeteria, fitness center, and free parking
- Academic support services - free peer tutoring, counseling, help with study skills, and disability services
- Student clubs – to interact and socialize with other students studying healthcare
- University Health Service - for free or low-cost chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy