Northwest Suburban College offers a variety of programs to its diverse group of students. In Liberal Arts, NWSC offers courses in general studies such as English, foreign languages, U.S. and middle eastern history, sociology, humanities, mathematics, psychology, and research & development. NWSC covers all general education courses required by the state of Illinois to earn an associate degree and most of these classes are also counted towards a bachelor degree.
In the School of Basic Sciences, NWSC currently offers an Associate of Science in Biology with the concentration in allied health, or pre-medicine; both concentrations focusing on a career in health sciences. The allied health electives prepare students for a career in health care fields. Pre-med concentration serves students aiming to gain acceptance into medical schools and other professional courses in science and healthcare areas.
Students who complete the additional required courses for the pre-med concentration may also apply for direct admission to our affiliated medical schools. We are currently affiliated with the American University of Antigua, Avalon University School of Medicine and Windsor University School of Medicine. All these three schools award an MD degree after completing 20 months of basic health sciences program in the Caribbean Islands and doing a 20 months of clinical rotation in the U.S.
NWSC‘s A.S. program is mostly focused on preparing students for the 21st century job markets in health and biomedical sciences. Graduates can seek employment in areas such as laboratory technician, public health staff and work in genetic screening laboratories including newborn baby genetic and metabolic condition analysis. Interested students can also complete prerequisite courses for a pre-professional health sciences program including pre-dentistry, pre-nursing, and pre-optometry and pre-pharmacy.