About the College of Undergraduate Health Sciences

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The College of Undergraduate Health Sciences allows students to complete undergraduate courses to fulfill pre-professional prerequisites or undergraduate degree requirements. Afternoon and evening courses are offered to students with daytime commitments.

Fulfilling your requirements

Our fully accredited courses are transferable to other colleges and universities. They also meet several of the entrance requirements for:

AND fulfill many of the degree requirements for:

Foundational Sciences

If you are pursuing career in health care or exploring your options, our courses are designed to help you complete basic science requirements so you can achieve your goal. Learn more about Foundational Sciences.

Accelerated science courses - complete each two-course sequence in less than 15 weeks

Many of our science courses are offered in accelerated format, which allows you to complete one full academic year of a two-course sequence in less than 15 weeks. Accelerated science courses are conveniently offered every Fall, Winter and Summer trimester.

  • General Chemistry 1 and 2
  • Organic Chemistry 1 and 2
  • Fundamentals of Physics and General Physics 2

Non-accelerated science courses - complete each course in less than 15 weeks

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Today
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Survey of Biological Chemistry

General Education

We offer general non-accelerated courses to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements and post-baccalaureate coursework. Or enroll in a single course that interests you. Complete each course is less than 15 weeks.


  • Communication Skills for Health Professionals
  • English Composition
  • Human Communication
  • Mandarin for Health Professionals
  • Spanish for Health Professionals


  • Bioethics
  • Critical Thinking for Health Professionals
  • Ethics
  • History of Healthcare
  • Human Origins
  • World History Since 1400

Natural Sciences

  • Understanding and Using Research

Social Sciences

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Culture and Health
  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Human Origins
  • Psychology of Addiction
  • Sex and Gender
  • Sociology

Course descriptions:

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Office of Admissions 
2501 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431
Toll-free: 1-855-885-5409

Northwestern Health Sciences University reserves the right to change or discontinue academic programs at the University’s discretion.

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