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Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Students with a major in the Department of Natural Sciences are invited to consider the Natural Sciences Academic Living Community. Members of the community will attend academic programming and social events led by faculty from the department. In addition, multiple opportunities are available to network with faculty and peer mentors, learn about undergraduate research experiences and internships, as well as insight to career options from Northwest alumni who currently work in industry, academia and government.

Tower Suites

Natural Sciences
community located in Tower Suites

Benefits of residing in the academic community include:

Enjoy organized activities and presentations centered on academic-based topics

Connect with first-year freshmen with the same academic interest

Experience increased interaction with academic support services and faculty to improve academic success

Discover social interactions with academic-based student organizations to help develop a sense of belonging

How to apply

Apply to a community

Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for the Natural Sciences community. We have reached maximum capacity for this fall.

Community Details

Who Lives in the Community?

Students who have declared a major in one of the disciplines listed below can live in the Natural Sciences Academic Living Community:

  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Nanoscience
  • Radiological Science
  • Students planning to pursue professional programs in medicine
  • Science meta major

Residence Hall

The Natural Sciences Academic Living Community is located on the third floor of Tower Suites West.

Tower Suites West offers two-person and four-person living arrangements, which include a private bathroom, main living space and bedrooms. Each floor features a kitchenette, laundry room, lounge and other amenities.


  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Principles of Biology
  • Zoology

Meet the Academic Coordinators

Shelley Riley

Shelley Riley

Assistant Professor

Phone: 660.562.1605