We Love Learning
Earning a college degree is hard work, and we will make you work hard to earn your degree. NNU is nationally recognized and awarded by both US News & World Report and The Princeton Review; but more importantly, our students are committed to intellectual inquiry through quality academics. Whichever one of our numerous majors they have chosen, our grads leave NNU prepared to embark on any career path, and to pursue advanced degrees at some of the best graduate schools in the country. Below you'll find stories highlighting some of the fantastic projects and students coming out of our academic departments.
NNU Students Place 5th in U.S. in Global Programming Competition
NNU’s two-man powerhouse comprised of seniors seniors, Garrisen Cizmich and Jacob Winters earned a fifth place national finish in the 2019 IEEEXtreme programming competition.
NNU Recognized for 2 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.
Northwest Nazarene University has been ranked #2 for its doctorate in education program and #33 for its master’s in education program by Intelligent.com.
NNU to launch third satellite
Northwest Nazarene University is hosting a launch party to watch NASA launch a satellite built by NNU and Caldwell High Students. This is the third satellite students have built in the past two years launched into space.
Find a Major You Love
With more than 60 areas of study from which to choose, at NNU you don't have to settle for a major that's anything less than your true passion. Unless your true passion is underwater basket weaving.
Applied and Liberal Studies
- Applied Studies
- Liberal Studies
- Social Science
- Art Education
- Graphic Design
- Studio Art
- Criminal Justice
- Ecology/Bio Diversity
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Global Business
- Business Administration
- Financial Economics
- Management Information Systems
- Environmental Chemistry
- Mass Communications (Film School)
- Media Production
- Public Relations
- Computer Graphic Design
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering
- Chinese Studies
- Cultural Anthropology
- Cultural Studies
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education
- American Government or Political Science
- Agricultural Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Professional Writing
- International Studies
- Political Science
- Athletic Training
- Outdoor Recreation
- Recreation and Sport Management
- Military Science
- Music Industry
- Music Theory
- Worship Arts
- Philosophy and Religion
- Pre-Dental Hygiene
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Biblical Languages
- Biblical Studies
- Children's Ministries
- Christian Education
- Christian Ministry
- Intercultural Ministry (Missions)
- Parachurch Ministries
- Pastoral Ministries
- Philosophy and Religion
- Worship Leadership
- Youth Ministry
- Social Work
We Love to Travel
A longstanding partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities(CCCU) allows students to see the world while pursuing top-notch academics. Our students have access to programs in Australia, China, Latin-America, Egypt, Russia, Oxford and Uganda, to name a few. As part of the general education at NNU, all students must meet our required cross-cultural experience. Many majors choose to satisfy this requirement through studying abroad.
NNU President Receives Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Korea Nazarene University
President Joel Pearsall was presented with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at Korea Nazarene University (KNU) in Cheonan City, South Korea on September 9, 2019.
Students combat human trafficking
Students and others on campus raise awareness and funds to help end human trafficking through an international campaign dubbed Dressember.
Experiencing the eclipse
The Great American Eclipse brought together people from all over the country to experience this natural phenomenon. Two NNU Film School alumni were featured for their footage of the eclipse, and several hundred NNU community members gathered in Cascade, Idaho for an educational overnight event.
We Love Our Faculty
To say that you'll get to know your professors at NNU would be a great understatement. Students have direct access to talented faculty members in all majors who will become your research partners through academics, your mentors, your tablemates in the cafeteria (if you choose) and your spiritual sounding boards.
NNU Biology Professor Part of International Team Assessing Conservation Status of Costa Rican Amphibians
Dr. Cossel recently traveled to Costa Rica with an international team of scientists to evaluate the status of Costa Rican amphibians and determine what conservation efforts are needed moving forward.
Dr. Donna Allen to speak at Faculty Award Lecture
Using Mark Knapp’s Staircase descriptive model of the stages of development and applying interpersonal theories, Allen’s lecture entitled, “An Interpersonal Relationship with God,” explores the similarities and differences in relationship development and maintenance of the unique God-human dyad.
Making a difference in Idaho, the nation, the world
The impact that the NNU Doceō Center is having on primary, secondary and postsecondary education stretches far beyond the campus to Idaho and even around the world. Dr. Eric Kellerer, Doceō Center director, shares the four primary areas in which the work of the center has taken place since its establishment in 2013.
We Love Getting Our Hands Dirty
Students dive in to research and internship opportunities throughout the country and around the world. NNU's strong connections and industry relationships have opened doors for students to explore their discipline in a professional arena and to study abroad. NNU students have recently interned at Wal-Mart Headquarters, ESPN, FoxSports, Unilever, Campbell's, St. Luke's, U.S. Embassy in Belgium, Micron, Hewlett Packard, Simplot, and Disney, to name a few.
Projects that NNU students have recently researched include hyperbaric oxygen treatment of breast cancer cells, Alzheimer's Disease and Lake Titicacan frogs in Costa Rica. Mentoring faculty work alongside students to enrich the research experience. Many students have also gone on to present their research at national conferences such as the Murdock College Science Research Program Conference.
RockSat-X Team will launch experiment with NASA August 16
For the fifth consecutive year, an NNU engineering team has been selected by NASA to launch an experiment into space. On Tuesday, August 16, NASA will launch the NNU RockSat-X team's experimental payload that will test the effectiveness of flexible RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensors and ADC’s (Analog to Digital Converters) under the harsh space environment.
Engineering students find value in hands-on learning
“I chose to be a part of the VEX Robotics team so that I could get hands-on experience with some of the basic engineering concepts," says engineering student Cole Logemann. "Being able to say that I was a part of this team will show a potential employer that I am a team player and that I have some foundational experiences that can be built upon.”
Q&A with student Kelsey Koberg: opportunity awaits
Having already interned through five different organizations (UBS Wealth Management, World Relief Boise, The Idaho Republican Party, Teneo Holdings and the Office of Senator Mike Crapo), Kelsey Koberg, a senior double major in business and communication, has a lot of experience with opportunity and advice on how to take advantage of it.