Math programs

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.

“Advanced” actuarial science

Our actuarial science program is 1 of only 84 programs nationwide classified as “advanced undergraduate” by the Society of Actuaries—and 1 of just 3 among the 100 members of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. “Advanced” means our curriculum covers everything on the first 2 professional actuarial exams, as well as some topics on the 3rd and 4th of 8 exams. That means you'll be further along in the process of becoming a certified actuary—and you’ll rise to the top with future employers.

Math teaching

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.

Mathematics Minor

Requirements
Mathematics electives 3 * (excluding 090, 105, 107, 109, 111, 117 and 308)
CSC 171 - Computer Science I
MAT 112 - Calculus I
MAT 180 - Logic and Discrete Mathematics
MAT 211 - Calculus II
MAT 317 - Linear Algebra
Total credits required: 21

Note:

*ECO390, Game Theory, or CHE433, Introductory Physical Chemistry, may be used as a mathematics elective courses.