The diverse courses of Northwestern’s math and physics departments will teach you both analytical and creative problem-solving skills. Together those add up so you equal an attractive candidate, whether you’re headed to the job market or graduate school.
Northwestern's actuarial science degree is ranked 18th on a list of the nation's 40 best-value programs by online-accounting-degrees.net. NWC is 1 of 2 and the highest-ranked Christian college on the list. In addition, Northwestern is 1 of just 6 CCCU schools recognized by the Society of Actuaries on their exclusive list of Universities & Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP). Our actuarial science students have a 90% first-time pass rate on the P (probability) and FM (financial mathematics) actuarial exams, compared to average national pass rates of around 50%.
If you want calculated career preparation for teaching, you're set with either a math major or a math teaching minor. In addition to your math classes, you’ll pursue your secondary education certification through an education department that is one of only 4 in Iowa to be NCATE accredited.