The role of science and mathematics at Northwestern College is an important one. This department aids and enhances students' reasoning skills and helps them to understand how they relate to God's creation.
The Department of Science & Mathematics offers courses and programs that emphasize the unity and interrelationships of knowledge, the crucial significance of ideas, and understanding of life as lived in harmony with the natural world.
The sciences afford an understanding and appreciation for the physical world, the relationship between energy and matter, and the natural processes that are continuously at work. The content of the sciences is emphasized so that students may gain knowledge in the various scientific areas. Emphasis is also given to the essential methodology for scientific inquiry. Careful and elective observation, reflective thinking, empirical inquiry, and rigorous logic in reaching conclusions constitute the means of solving many problems.
The study of mathematics provides a foundational framework for both science and general education studies. Knowledge of mathematics is essential in today’s society. A comprehension of mathematics increases our appreciation of our Creator and the enjoyment of His creation, as well as improving our understanding of the natural world.
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