Advancing Science Education

Our students learn with dedicated professors and researchers in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, math, psychology, and nursing. Small classes, averaging 18 students, and a low student-faculty ratio of 11:1 enable students to work side-by-side with faculty mentors on important research.

Medical school acceptance rates for North Park students over the past 20 years regularly top 85 percent—much higher than the national average of 46 percent. Our students enter prestigious medical schools and competitive graduate programs in the sciences at leading schools nationwide.

Without significant increases in the caliber of our facilities, future students will not be as fully prepared to succeed. Modern, comprehensive facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and research spaces are more critical than ever before. The new Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life will further ensure vital preparation for 21st century careers in science and medicine, while advancing an appreciation of the wonders of God’s world.

Advancing Science at North ParkOur students learn with dedicated professors and researchers.
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Medical school acceptance rates for North Park students over the past 20 years regularly top 85 percent.
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Jeff Nelson
North Park is a small Christian university with big city opportunities. By small school standards, we have a large and academically diverse biology department so students can always find faculty mentors who share their interests. The new building will finally provide facilities that match the quality of our students and professors.
Jeff Nelson, M.D. C’78
Professor, Biology
The study of chemistry is essentially the same at all universities. But I believe our learning environment is distinctive: small classes and individual attention, overseen by Christian faculty teaching within the diverse, urban setting of Chicago. Modern labs and cutting-edge learning technology in the new Science and Community Life Building will support a strong curriculum today and into the future.
Jonathan Rienstra-Kiracofe, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry
Lin and McDonald
Because our students learn in a community of faculty and fellow
students who encourage, challenge, cheer on, and cajole one another to learn and grow, our students meet the challenges of the science as part of a family, and succeed in ways they never imagined. With the new building, we will finally have a home for this community that can support and accelerate learning and discovery in ways we could only have dreamed of in the past.
Johnny Lin, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Physics
Linda McDonald, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Physics