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Majors and Programs

What will you study?

North Park University offers undergraduate students more than 40 majors, minors, certificates, and pre-professional programs in the humanities, sciences, education, ministry, and more. Several majors—including business, art, English, and music—give you the option of concentrations to further focus your studies toward specific career goals. If you’re still deciding on a major, or can picture yourself in a few different careers you can take advantage of some specific resources for choosing your major at North ParkHonors Congress is a unique learning experience for highly motivated students that will challenge you to a deeper level of engagement with your major, research experience, community interaction, and service learning.

No matter what program you choose, you’ll engage with life’s big questions through discussion, hands-on learning, and intercultural experiences. Our dedicated faculty will be right there, getting to know you personally in small classes, helping you navigate your adjustment to college life, and working with you to to find a major that matches your interests and abilities and helps you achieve your goals for the future.

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Core Curriculum

North Park University’s commitment to preparing students for lives of significance and service begins with the first class you take and continues until graduation. Our Core Curriculum is not just a checklist of courses to “get out of the way,” but is intentionally multi-disciplinary and multi-year, helping you engage with your community, the city, and the world as you think about life after college. Learn more.

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Sciences

North Park offers a wide range of science programs, including biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. These majors will take full advantage of the new Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, with its state-of-the-art classrooms and innovative lab facilities, and are excellent pre-professional training for medicine, dentistry, and more.

Art Classroom

Humanities

The humanities include majors like biblical and theological studies, English, history, modern languages, politics and government, and more. We offer some unique options—like Scandinavian studies, reflecting our heritage; and global studies, drawing on several disciplines to help you focus on your specific interests and goals in our global world. All of our majors will challenge you to think critically and prepare you for careers that require reflection and creativity.

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Pre-Professional Preparation

Some professions require specialized degrees or graduate school. North Park offers majors and pre-professional tracks to prepare you for these careers, including advertising, athletic training, art therapy, business and economics, education, law, medicine, nonprofit management, pharmacy, and more. You’ll take advantage of the fantastic professional resources Chicago offers, including a wide range of internships to give you real-world experience. Learn more.

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Graduate Programs

As an undergraduate student, you’ll have the chance to interact with students in our various graduate-level programs, from Seminarians who live on campus to business or education students you may share classes with. These programs not only give you some limited options for graduate-level study as an undergraduate, but also a valuable opportunity to learn in an atmosphere of advanced scholarship. Learn more.