Those completing the mathematics degree will have the background to pursue graduate-level mathematics, an occupation in mathematics, or other occupations relating to mathematics. Students gain 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 by giving the student 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. The program seeks also 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.
EN 200 (Intro to 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 Sequence) 8 hrs.
MA 240 (Differential Calculus) 4 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 (Senior Seminar) 1 hr.
Total 49 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
MA 200 (Statistics) OR
MA 400 (Probability) 3 hrs.
MA 220 (Linear Algebra I) 3 hrs.
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)
General Electives/Minor Area* 33 hrs.
TOTAL 122 hrs.
*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.