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As a Northwest Missouri State University student, you will receive a well-rounded education through small classes where the professors know your name. You will experience innovative hands-on learning opportunities, more than 150 student organizations and access to the latest technology through our laptop rental program. Northwest offers 124 programs of study, and an average class size of 27 students allows your professors to provide one-on-one supportive instruction. This means you have the same rigorous academic opportunities you would at a large school, but with more individualized attention and support from faculty who teach full time. At Northwest, learning extends beyond the classroom. Education majors gain real-world experience at the Horace Mann Laboratory School on campus, agriculture majors get their hands dirty on the University Farm, students research alongside growing businesses in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and students staff numerous University publications, the campus TV station and two campus radio stations. In addition, about 1,200 student employment positions are available on campus. Students at Northwest are actively involved in campus leadership. More than 70% of

students actively participate in student organizations, and more than 800 students donate their time to volunteering and service learning every year. Involvement isn’t limited to upperclassmen, either. Whether through a student organization, research opportunities, on-campus job, hands-on learning experiences or service learning, students become involved starting their first year.


When Dr. Mark Corson teaches classes such as military geography and principles of humanitarian aid, he speaks with authority on these subjects. Dr. Corson, professor of geosciences and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, has been deployed three times. In 2011, he returned from serving as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. As part of “Operation Responsible Drawdown,” Dr. Corson was charged with overseeing the effort to reduce the number of American troops in Iraq. His unit was responsible for coordinating all sustainment operations in Iraq, which meant providing transportation, maintenance, supplies and services. It was a task Dr. Corson often compared to moving the entire city of St. Joseph halfway around the world, and the command completed the mission 10 days ahead of the federal government’s deadline. “I was really excited to get back to my students and my classes,” Dr. Corson said. “I’m really happy to have the opportunity to use some of the leadership and management lessons that I’ve gleaned from my experience to make a contribution to the Department of Natural Sciences and to the University.” Dr. Corson now performs his military duty by serving as the senior logistics staff officer (wartime) for U.S. Forces Korea. In the event of a crisis, he will deploy to Korea to ensure U.S. and allied forces have what they need to defend the Republic of Korea and maintain peace in the region. Dr. Corson says this new focus on East Asia is exciting and that he looks forward to bringing new lessons and knowledge back to Northwest based on his service with U.S. Forces Korea.

Dr. Shelley Riley obtained a B.S. in chemistry from Northwest and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas. Before rejoining Northwest as a faculty member, Dr. Riley worked for more than 15 years in pharmaceutical research and development, reaching the position of director of pharmaceutics at Amgen. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and teaches classes in the chemistry and nanoscale science programs. Dr. Riley serves as the co-sponsor of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society and does research in the solid state characterization of pharmaceuticals and formulation of nanosuspensions for oral drug delivery. Additionally, she is vice president and co-founder of Riley and Rabel Consulting Services LLC. Her experience in the pharmaceutical industry was gained through positions at The DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, ALZA Corporation (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), and Amgen. Dr. Riley has 21 publications, 21 presentations and three patents to her name. “I feel that students benefit from my pharmaceutical research experience, which allows them to translate what they learn in the classroom and laboratory to real-world applications and career opportunities in the natural sciences,” said Dr. Riley. “When I was a student at Northwest, there were several faculty mentors who played a huge role in influencing my academic and professional career paths. I take great pride and find it rewarding that I am in a position to do the same for our students.”



Dr. Carol Spradling is a strong proponent of teamwork and interdisciplinary education. Dr. Spradling, associate professor of mathematics, computer science and information systems, was Northwest’s 2012 Governor’s Award winner for Excellence in Education. Her commitment as one of the faculty advisors of Knacktive — Northwest’s student-led, interdisciplinary, strategic communications agency — was one of the reasons she was selected. Another was her service as co-chair of the first Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas Women in Computing conference which encouraged women to enter and remain in computing occupations. Dr. Spradling credits colleagues and mentors who have helped her hone her teaching techniques. “You really have to vary the kind of materials and experiences that you provide for students,” Dr. Spradling said. “There are so many people on campus who are good at doing that, and I really think that makes a big difference with how successful students are in the classroom.”

Dr. Ben Blackford has a passion for entrepreneurship, strategy and marketing. In April 2012, Dr. Blackford, assistant professor of management, helped develop Northwest’s first entrepreneurship conference. The conference gave students practice developing business plans and presenting to panels of judges made up of respected entrepreneurs and business professionals, with the winners receiving scholarships. “The inspiration was to provide another opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in an important aspect of entrepreneurship and small business,” Dr. Blackford said. Opportunities to apply topics from the classroom occur in other courses as well. Students in Dr. Blackford’s negotiations course have the opportunity to participate in negotiation simulations, taking the role of unions and management from professional sports to the automotive industry in collective bargaining. While studying strategy, students become top management of a simulated shoe company and make multiple decisions regarding their business while competing with other members of the class and students across the world. MDCCCCVII




HORACE MANN LABORATORY SCHOOL AND LEET CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILY Our education majors get hands-on, practical classroom experience within the laboratory school, giving them an edge on education graduates from other schools. Children at Horace Mann Laboratory School, as well as Northwest students training to be teachers, experienced nature firsthand thanks to a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Lauren Gobet, elementary education major, was one such teacher-in-training. Gobet gained experience by planning lessons about organisms, populations and ecosystems, while incorporating songs and activities into the lessons.

“It definitely shows us a different way to teach science. It’s something for us to look forward to when we are teachers and we can write this grant for our classrooms.” Lauren Gobet

HANDS-ON AGRICULTURE EXPERIENCE Agriculture students gain experience at the campus orchard, campus/community garden, campus agronomy plots and the University Farm. Four Northwest students got an inside look at one farm’s operations and brought home honors for the findings and recommendations they presented to a panel of dairy experts. Jessica Murphy, an agriculture education major, was on the third-place team in the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge. The challenge allows students to apply their learning as they review all facets of a working dairy business.


“I know my practices and what I do when I’m on my farm, but I don’t know what other people do, especially with a large capacity of 400 cattle.” Jessica Murphy

Bearcat Productions Bearcat Productions is a semi-independent production company that handles video project requests from a variety of businesses and organizations, including Heartland Health Systems in St. Joseph, Kawasaki Manufacturing and the American Red Cross. STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

BROADCASTING KZLX KZLX is a campus and community radio station operated for and by students. KXCV/KRNW Students have the opportunity to work at National Public Radio affiliate KXCV/KRNW. The 100,000-watt station broadcasts in a 100-mile radius of Maryville and has a mix of programming, including NPR news, local news, sports, weather, classical/jazz music, talk shows and American music. KNWT TV KNWT is Northwest’s cable television station that gives students the opportunity to produce weekly newscasts, sports shows, music video shows and game shows.

KNACKTIVE, AN INTERDISCIPLINARY AGENCY EXPERIENCE Knacktive is an integrated, interactive marketing communications agency. Students are separated into competing teams to create an integrated campaign, including: market research, consumer and situational analysis, creative strategies, budgeting, product planning, channels of distribution, pricing, collateral, promotions and public relations tactic development. Each team’s work is integrated into a comprehensive campaign and presented in a formal pitch to a real-world client. For Ian Stanek (above), recent recipient of a bachelor’s degree in interactive digital media (IDM) with a computer science emphasis, his diverse experiences at Northwest helped him land a career with Cerner Corporation.

Northwest students publish award-winning student publications, including The Northwest Missourian, the campus weekly newspaper; Tower yearbook; Framework Interactive online art and entertainment magazine; and On The Edge in Multimedia, a DVD yearbook. Trey Williams (left), journalism major, started writing for The Northwest Missourian in the second trimester of his freshman year. He was promoted to news editor and then to editor in chief thanks to his hard work.

“I’m glad to have had the opportunity to further my writing and reporting skills while working at The Northwest Missourian. Other skills I’ve developed are basic design, how a newspaper is produced and leadership.”

Trey Williams

THE CEN TER FOR INNOVA TION AN D ENTREPR ENEURS HIP (CIE) The CIE is a bu siness incuba tor, with tenants in fields rangin g from nanoscience, health, recycl ing/ sustainability, cloud computin g and marketing. Th e CIE provides state-ofthe-art equipm ent for use by students, faculty and te nants.

Stanek was part of the Knacktive agency, serving as an IDM director for one of the four Knacktive teams, Confido. Knacktive team members built a comprehensive marketing campaign for Science City, and Confido’s proposal was declared the winner.

“In Knacktive, you have to work on a team, and if you’re not talking to each other, nothing’s going to get done. It’s a huge lesson in communication, which a lot of companies are looking for. They’re not hiring just on what you have for skills, although that’s important, but they want to know: Can you talk to people? Can you pick up the phone and talk to someone? Are you clear in your emails? Are you willing to get up from your desk, walk over to someone and talk to them about something? Are you able to articulate a problem? You have to have strong communication skills.” 7 Ian Stanek

MAKE THE TRANSITION Transferring to Northwest Missouri State University is a simple process. Listed below are the basics you need to know. GETTING ACCEPTED For admission acceptance, you must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative transfer GPA. If your GPA is lower, your application may be reviewed for probationary admission. Beyond demonstrated academic competence, we may look for other qualities such as motivation, strong academic potential, dedication to learning, integrity and leadership. Ask the Office of Admissions for details. GPA Northwest operates on a flat 4.00 scale – no pluses or minuses. Therefore, if you’re transferring from an institution that uses pluses and minuses, your GPA could be different here. Once you are a student at Northwest, grades from your previous institution will be factored into your cumulative GPA.

FRESHMAN TRANSFERS If you have fewer than 24 credit hours to transfer, your application will be considered based on your high school and college academic records. You will need to have your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores sent to Northwest. TRANSFERRING CREDIT Northwest will accept transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution on the following conditions: 1. The course is not developmental or remedial in nature 2. The course is not designed for vocational/ technical credit (unless pursuing a Bachelor of Technology degree; see page 11) Not all courses will have direct equivalents so they may be transferred as elective credit. For more information go to admissions/transfer/equivalencies.htm.


ASSOCIATE DEGREES An Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution in Missouri or with which Northwest has a general education articulation agreement will waive Northwest’s general education requirements. Other associate degrees will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Ask the Office of Admissions if your situation is applicable. If you are transferring without an Associate of Arts degree, your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. GENERAL EDUCATION BLOCK Northwest will accept in transfer a successfully completed 42 semester-hour block of general education courses taken at a public institution of higher education in the state of Missouri to waive your general education requirements. These courses need to be designated by the sending institution as fulfilling the requirements of the statewide goals associated with specific skill and

knowledge areas. Go to advisementassistance/pdf/gened.pdf to check out Northwest’s general education requirements. DIRECTED GEN EDS Certain degree programs (education and business, for example) may have special requirements that cause exceptions to general transfer policies. Check with the Office of Admissions regarding your situation. TRANSFER OF LOWER-DIVISION CREDITS BEYOND THE TWO-YEAR DEGREE Students may choose to continue coursework at a two-year school after they have completed a twoyear degree and/or 64 credit hours of lower-division credit. These additional lower-division requirements may be used to meet the lower-division prerequisites and/or lower-division graduation requirements established by a baccalaureate institution.

For a step-by-step guide to transferring to Northwest, visit


S ALL IN THE DETAIL ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS Northwest has several articulation agreements with other colleges that define how courses will transfer. Visit Northwest’s website to view a list at equivalencies.htm. PREREGISTRATION AND ORIENTATION A preregistration and orientation program has been designed specifically for transfer students prior to the start of all sessions. You will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, register and become acquainted with Northwest. You will receive an invitation in the mail and must sign up to attend. If you are unable to attend a scheduled registration date, you will register for classes during General Registration just prior to the start of the trimester. HOUSING As a transfer student, you have options for living arrangements. Residence halls offer a chance to get to know your classmates. Tower Suites, Forest Village Apartments, South Complex and some floors of Franken Hall have been designated upperclassman, co-ed living facilities. Programming is directed toward the needs of older students. Residence halls are air-conditioned and give residents easy access to outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and intramural fields as well as the University convenience store. Off-campus housing also is available in Maryville. Visit housing.htm for a partial listing of off-campus housing options.


THIS IS THE ‘VILLE Safe, friendly and relaxed. Maryville is a college town bursting with Bearcat pride, and there is always something to do. ■■ There are a variety of restaurants, from fast food to family dining. ■■ The movie theater in a replicated airplane hangar is a must see, plus there’s a bowling alley and lots of outdoor activities at Mozingo Lake, including a public 18-hole championship golf course and campgrounds. ■■ Maryville is ideally located, and is an easy drive to Kansas City, Omaha and Des Moines. CAMPUS SAFETY Northwest takes student safety seriously. Our University Police Department employs 11 statecommissioned police officers and is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The University is served by a 911 emergency phone management system, meaning that all 911 calls made from campus landline telephones go directly through the University Police dispatch center. Northwest has an innovative indoor/outdoor public address and siren system that broadcasts emergency communication. Bearcat Alert is an optout text messaging system that sends emergency communication to cell phones prior to, during and/or after an emergency incident.

CREDIT BY EXAM Northwest accepts College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Tests, College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) examinations and International Baccalaureate examinations. The CLEP may be taken on the Northwest campus or at other institutional testing centers. Students may not receive credit for any of these exams in subject areas already enrolled in at the college level or in which college credit has already been granted. In order to receive credit, students must supply the Office of Admissions with original score reports from the testing agency and meet minimum score standards as listed in the Northwest catalog or online at academics/dualcredit.htm. CORRESPONDENCE STUDY Northwest does not offer correspondence courses. However, college-level courses taken by correspondence from accredited institutions are acceptable for transfer at the undergraduate level. Northwest offers online courses, which students find convenient if they need more flexibility.

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY This degree is designed for students who have completed a one- or two-year vocational or technical certificate or a technically focused Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Science (AS) degree, but have now set their sights on a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Technology degree is individually developed for each candidate and provides for the transfer of non-college-parallel vocational or technical coursework from a regionally accredited college. Most students in this program have majors in agriculture or business, but there are many options including child and family studies and computer science. Contact the Office of Admissions for more details. ONLINE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAMS The Bachelor of Science degrees in business management and marketing can be completed online through Northwest or through a combination of online and traditional campus-based classes. Northwest has entered into several articulation agreements with community colleges in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma to clarify transfer policies and procedures that assure articulation between programs. The institutions involved seek to assist students in making a seamless transfer from the associate degree to the baccalaureate degree. Northwest accepts up to 84 credit hours in transfer for these online degrees. Visit Northwest Online at www.northwestonline. org or call 800.633.1175.



Northwest has a long history of ensuring that students have all the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. All students receive a fully-loaded laptop computer, enabling everyone access to the technology and the software they need to complete class assignments. In addition, Northwest tuition includes a minimal textbook rental fee that provides a primary textbook for each undergraduate class. On average, the textbook rental program saves students nearly $1,200 per year. That adds up to almost $4,700 by graduation! Plus, it saves students the hassle of buying and reselling textbooks at the end of the trimester.

GREEN CAMPUS ■■ Alternative fuels generate 47% of Northwest’s total campus-wide utility needs. ■■ Northwest recycles aluminum, plastic, paper and glass containers. Northwest partnered with Maryville to build and install paper and glass collection vessels in three off-campus locations. The paper is processed into pellets and the glass is turned into a sand that can be used for concrete, road maintenance and landscaping.

■■ Northwest is the Missouri Arboretum, with more than 1,300 trees and more than 125 species. ■■ Awards received by Northwest include U.S. Department of Energy-Energy Innovator, the Governor’s Pollution Prevention, a National Wildlife Federation top ranking of Environmental Friendliness, Southern Growth Policies BoardInnovator (2009, 2010). ■■ Northwest began using alternative fuels in 1982. Since 2000, paper collection has diverted nearly 30% of solid waste from the landfill. ■■ Northwest has partnered with a local company that produces fuel oil from recycled tires. ■■ Northwest’s R.T. Wright Farm plays an important role in the Biomass Energy Program, which processes animal waste into odor-free fuel pellets.


WHERE STUDENTS SUCCEED ■■ At 57%, Northwest’s graduation rate is significantly above the national average of 43.7%. More of our students finish their education. STUDENT EMPLOYMENT ■■ About 1,200 student employment positions are available on campus, giving students experience and help with financing their education. In addition, these students serve crucial roles for the University. ■■ The Career Pathing Program provides students with free professional training to help in their student job and upon graduation. Plus, student employees have the opportunity to earn an increase in pay through participation. ■■ Some interesting jobs available to students on campus include athletic grounds assistant, dispatcher, farm assistant, graphic designer, lab assistant, nursing assistant, on-air announcer, sports official, stagehand, student engineer and tutor.

■■ 95% of Northwest’s graduates find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, a significantly higher percentage than the national average employment rate for that age range. ■■ 95% of Northwest graduates participated in high impact education experiences during their education. These experiences include internships, study abroad programs, student-faculty research and service learning opportunities, among others. Northwest graduates are in demand. Our alumni work at many of the world’s top employers, including: ■■ Yahoo! ■■ Kansas City Board of Trade ■■ New Orleans Saints ■■ Teva Animal Health ■■ St. Louis Zoo ■■ Garmin ■■ Black and Veatch ■■ Hallmark ■■ Barkley Advertising ■■ Entercom Broadcasting ■■ Cargill


UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AND DEGREE PROGRAMS Check out these sites for Four-Year Course Plans and What Can I Do With An Interest In... DEGREES Undecided Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Clinical Lab. Sciences Bachelor of Technology Two-Year Certificate Program Bachelor of Science in Education Deficiencies for Graduate Program NCATE Certification: available at all educational levels

MAJORS - B.A., B.F.A., B.S. Undecided Accounting–Private Industry Accounting–Public Advertising Agricultural Business Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Animal Science (Pre-Vet) Art: Graphic Design Specialization Studio Specialization Biology: Botany Cellular-Molecular Ecology Environmental Science General Biology Marine Biology Psychology Zoology Business Economics Business Management Business Technology: Interactive Digital Media Management Networking Chemistry ACS Chemistry: Biochemistry General Chemistry Medicinal Child and Family Studies Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Comm. Public Relations Rhetoric Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Science Economics English + program falls under Pre-Professional Zoology * RN to BSN completion program ** completion program partnership with St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology, Kansas City


Finance: Corporate Finance Financial Computing Financial Management Financial Services Foods and Nutrition: Dietetics Geographic Info. Science: Civic/Public Data and Technology Earth Technology Emergency Response Mgmt. Geographic Geography Geology: Environmental Geology: General History Horticulture Industrial Psychology Interactive Digital Media: Art: Visual Imaging Computer Science New Media International Business Management Info. Systems Marketing Mathematics Mass Media: Applied Advertising Broadcast and Production Multimedia Journalism Sports Media Media Studies Merchandising Music Nanoscale Science: Nanoscale Biology Nanoscale Chemistry Nanoscale Physics Nursing* Philosophy Political Science Pre-Professional Zoology+ Psychology Psychology/Sociology Public Administration Radiologic Sciences** Recreation: Corporate Rec./Wellness Recreation & Park Mgmt. Therapeutic Recreation Spanish Theatre: Performance Technical Theatre and Design Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

TEACHING/EDUCATION MAJORS - B.S. ED, B.M.E. Agricultural Education Art Education Biology Education Business Education Chemistry Education Elementary Education English Education

Instrumental Music Education: Non-Piano Piano Mathematics Education Middle School Physical Education Social Science Spanish Special Ed.: Cross Categorical Speech/Theatre Education Unified Science: Biology Chemistry Earth Science Vocal Music: Piano Vocal Music: Voice

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Chiropractic+ Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry+ Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine+ Pre-Mortuary Science Pre-Nursing Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathic & Allopathic Therapy Pre-Pharmacy+ Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Radiology Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Speech Pathology Pre-Veterinary Medicine+

TWO-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Farm Operation Information Systems Business Technology

MINORS Admin. of Child Care Advertising Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Art Biochemistry Biology Broadcasting Chemistry Coaching Commercial Agriculture Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Comm. Public Relations Rhetoric

Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Applications Computer Networking Computer Science Criminal Justice Data Management Deaf Studies Economics English English: Writing Environmental Science Family Life and Resource Mgmt. Food Service General Business Geographic Information Science Geography Geology Gerontology History Horticulture Humanities Individualized Language Interactive Digital Media International Studies Journalism Mathematical Sciences Military Science Music Nutrition Philosophy Physics Political Science Precision Agriculture Psychology Public Administration Public History Recreation Sociology Spanish Sport Psychology Systems Management Theatre Writing

TEACHING/EDUCATION MINORS Art Elementary Art Secondary Biology Business Chemistry Early Childhood Earth Science English Health Marketing and Cooperative Education Mathematics Middle School Science Physics Spanish Speech/Theatre



The best way to tell if a college is right for you is to visit. Let us take you on a personal tour, or attend one of our Green and White Days. Our tours allow you to see up close our academic buildings, classrooms and living areas and give you the opportunity to make an appointment with a faculty member in your major. To learn more about our visit days and to schedule a visit, go to www.nwmissouri. edu/admissions/campusvisits.


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VIRTUAL TOUR If you can’t make it to campus, check out our new virtual tour which includes 360˚ virtual views, video footage and photos of campus. DAILY VISITS (preferred option) Daily Visits consist of a 90-minute walking tour guided by a Northwest Student Ambassador who will share his or her experiences at Northwest. Destinations include academic buildings, classrooms and labs, dining facilities, the library, the Student Recreation Center, a student’s room and, if requested we will do our best to arrange an appointment with a faculty member within your area of interest. Daily tours are offered every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

TRANSFER GREEN AND WHITE VISIT DAYS If you’re thinking of transferring to Northwest and are unable to tour during the week, we encourage you to attend one of our Transfer Green and White Visit Days. University staff and students are available to answer your questions about transferring to Northwest. 9-9:25 a.m. Registration and academic fair 9:30-10:15 a.m. Admissions overview and student panel 10:15-11 a.m. Academic showcase


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Walking tour of campus

Saturday Visits are a great option if you are unable to visit during the week. Take the 90-minute walking tour and check out a classroom, dining facilities, the library and a student’s room. Academic and athletic appointments are not available.

(5-6 families in a group)

12:30-1 p.m. Transfer question and answer session 12:30-2 p.m. Optional lunch in Bearcat Food Court

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Saturday visits begin at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. The following departments offer visit days. The dates vary from year to year. To find out the specific dates for this year, please visit Art Visit Day, Agriculture Visit Day, Cheerleading/Steppers (dance squad) Visit Day, Computer Science Visit Day, Elementary Education Visit Day, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling Visit Day, Science Visit Day

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“I chose Northwest because it had a small school atmosphere with a big time education. Northwest is a school that will jumpstart your career path.”

Ryan Haas finance: financial management major transferred from Southeast Community College Lincoln, Neb.

“I chose Northwest because it is an amazing campus that is beautiful and I was able to find the degree and classes that were right for me out of their many possibilities. Everything about Northwest and all it’s opportunities made it the perfect choice.”

Avery Ragan animal science transferred from North Central Missouri College Gilman City, Mo.

“I chose Northwest because it was close to home and had an environment that I immediately loved.”

Amanda Herzberg graphic design major transferred from Southwestern Community College Afton, Iowa

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