Welcome to Emmanuel College’s Mathematics Department where faith and mathematics combine to change the world!
Faith and Mathematics
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. ~ Hebrews 11: 3 NIV
The system of mathematics relates to the precise order of the universe of which God is the creator. Mathematics furnishes knowledge of certain basic building blocks which we refer to as undefined terms, postulates, definitions, relations, sets, and theorems. Beginning with these building blocks a sophisticated mathematical system is built which helps to describe the precise order in the universe with relatively simple mathematical symbols and relationships.
People and Mathematics
The Mathematics Department is people – students blessed with analytic interests and skills preparing to serve wherever God calls, and instructors with a rich diversity of experience who have been called by God to serve at Emmanuel College. Together they create a mathematics environment unique in the breadth of experience and richness of academic preparation, where people can work and grow.
We practice interactive collaboration in the learning process, beginning with advisement – to understand the student’s interests and use the program’s flexibility to optimize each student’s educational opportunity. Mathematics students are actively involved with the faculty in their education. Classes blend instruction, discussion, exercises and current technology to engage today’s student. The IMPACT (Integrating Mathematical Principles and Christ’s Teachings) Club provides additional opportunities to explore mathematics while having a good time serving with others.
Majors and Mathematics
The Mathematics Department offers courses of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in mathematics. The Mathematics Department actively participates with the School of Education in offering majors in Mathematics Secondary Education and Middle Grades Education with a mathematics concentration.
The EC mathematics major is designed to encourage students to prepare for a wide range of possible careers and service opportunities as Christian mathematicians who integrate faith, learning and living in their careers, scholarship and service. Each mathematics major also selects a minor concentration from areas such as Science, Business Administration, Information Technology, Christian Ministries, or Music.
You and Mathematics
If you feel God is calling you to a career in mathematics, we hope you will join us at Emmanuel as we seek to live out “serving the Lord will all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.”
Nancy Cobb, Mathematics Department Chair