Those completing the mathematics degree will have the background to pursue graduate level mathematics, an occupation in mathematics, or other occupations relating to mathematics. The program will give the student experience in mathematical reasoning, problem solving, mathematical systems and structures, technical communications and programming. The program encourages each student to develop his/her own interests in mathematics. This is accomplished by giving the student the choice in determining a program specific to his/her needs. Areas of concentration include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, analysis, geometry/topology, algebra, probability and computational mathematics. In addition to the study of mathematics, the program seeks to improve the student’s relationship with Jesus Christ by training him/her to broaden his/her Christian worldview and instilling the desire for Christian ethics in the workplace.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communication) 3 hrs.
Literature 3 hrs.
Language/Literature 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
History 3 hrs.
Political Science/Psychology/Sociology/Economics 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
Science (Lab Course) 4 hrs.
MA 200 (Statistics) 3 hrs.
BI 111 (Biblical Literature & History) 3 hrs.
BI 112 (Interpreting Biblical Literature) 3 hrs.
BI 300 (Gospel of John) 3 hrs.
TH 237 (Christian Ethics) 3 hrs.
PE 105 (Total Fitness) 1 hr.
FS 101 (Freshman Seminar) 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Professions, Vocations, Missions) 1 hr.
Total 44 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
MA 220 (Linear Algebra I) 3 hrs.
MA 240 (Differential Calculus)
MA 241 (Integral Calculus) 4 hrs.
MA 242 (Multivariable Calculus) 3 hrs.
MA 320 (Linear Algebra II) 3 hrs.
MA 321 (Discrete Mathematics) 3 hrs.
MA 420 (Abstract Algebra) 3 hrs.
MA 440 (Mathematical Analysis) 3 hrs.
Mathematics Electives: 15 hrs.
MA 310 (Topology)
MA 350 (Differential Equations)
MA 367 (Mathematical Solution Tech)
MA 400 (Probability)
MA 441 (Numerical Analysis)
MA 450 (Mathematical Topics)
MA 451 (Math Research I)
MA 452 (Math Research II)
Science (Lab Course)* 4 hrs.
General Electives/Minor Area** 33 hrs.
TOTAL 122 hrs.
*The Science course taken must result in completion of a two course Natural Science sequence with labs: SC111/112; SC 220/221; or SC 240/241)
**It is recommended that mathematics majors minor in business, information systems or science as well as complete at least two of the three following sequences: SC 111/112; SC 220/221; SC 240/241.