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Mathematicians are creative. They find solutions for old problems—and discover new problems as well. You’ll see evidence of God as you study math at Northwestern because mathematical laws describe the workings of the universe—and its divine order and constancy.

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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. Explore programs


Northwestern’s full-time math faculty all hold doctorates in specializations that range from math education to Fourier-Feynman Transforms. One, Dr. Tim Huffman, is the entrepreneurial developer of ADAPT, which is used by actuarial exam prep company Coaching Actuaries. Explore faculty

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Online accounting degree program badgeNorthwestern'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%.

Thomas Heitritter

Strong in numbers

Thomas came to Northwestern to study actuarial science, but also had interests in finance and economics—leading him to triple-major as preparation for a wide variety of careers.

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Abby Korthals

She’s got it covered

During her time at Northwestern, Abby served as a math tutor, professor's assistant and actuarial intern at Principal Financial Group. Her well-rounded resume got her a job at Nationwide Insurance shortly after graduation.

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