Twenty of Northwestern College’s academic programs are listed in the 2013 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges, a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.
The selected programs are actuarial science, athletic training, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, ecological science, education, English, history, music, music ministry, philosophy, physics, psychology, public relations, religion, social work, Spanish and theatre.
Among the 20 Northwestern College programs listed in the 2013 Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges guidebook is the music ministry major, which is directed by Dr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson.
Written by Frederick Rugg, a Brown University graduate who directed secondary college counseling programs for 20 years and conducted college seminars around the country for 23 years, the book includes programs at 1,130 four-year colleges he has identified as providing a high-quality education. The typical school has nine departments listed.
Rugg’s listings rely heavily on recommendations from college students. Suggestions are also received from high school counselors, parents and college personnel.