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.
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. Their investment in their students includes a math scholarship they personally funded. Explore faculty
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%. In addition, our students have typically passed between 2 and 3 actuarial exams by the time they graduate from Northwestern.
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