Welcome to the NU Page for Science Majors


The NU Natural Science Department has a goal of transforming people and renewing the world through learning, investigation, service and stewardship.

Learning – A community of people dedicated to developing and sharing knowledge.

Investigation – Performing the scientific method to determine scientific truths through critical thinking and analysis to produce academic excellence. Through exploration student will discover their talents and scientific passions. These passions and talents will be pursued through undergraduate research and communicating results. Mathematics will be used to explore nature and the life application of biotechnology will be investigated. At its foundation will be an integration of faith with scientific investigation.

Service – Diligently using relationships and science to invest in areas of need in a sustainable manner. Travel crossculturally and invest in bettering the human condition.

Stewardship – Wisely using the resources God provides including human health, natural resources, human intellect, ecosystem function, human relationships, and biodiversity.

What is Science?

The investigation of the wonders of the physical and natural universe and its phenomena using systematic observation and experimentation through the scientific method.

Whether it is diseases of the human body, grizzly bears in Montana, or the function of the environmental systems, all need to be studied. Science can enable us to better contribute to the good of society and be better stewards of the Earth.

Distinctives of NU Natural Sciences

Small class sizes, labs taught by professors, mentoring by professors, state of the art science building with instructional labs. We have a whole body cadaver lab for exhaustive study of human form and function. We also have an environmentally controlled state of the art greenhouse.

Potential Majors in the NU Natural Sciences

BS in Biology – pre-professional track (allied health professional?)
BS in Biology – General (basic) biology (zoology, botany and ecology)
BS in Environmental Sciences