Northwestern College programs recommended by guidebook

English is one of 25 Northwestern College programs listed in the 2017 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.

Twenty-five Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2017 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, biochemistry, biology, business, chemistry, computer information systems, computer science, ecological science, education, English, exercise science, history, music, music and worship leadership, nursing, philosophy, physics, psychology, public relations, religion, social work, sociology, Spanish and theatre.

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 1,170 four-year colleges he has identified as providing a high-quality education. The typical school has 10 departments listed.

Rugg’s listings rely heavily on recommendations from college students. Suggestions are also received from high school counselors, parents and college personnel.