The mathematics major is designed to equip students with quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills. This major is ideal for those students contemplating graduate study in pure or applied mathematics or who wish to enter careers in such fields as business, actuarial science, and related scientific and technological fields.

Program Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics will be able to:

  • solve mathematical problems effectively and efficiently (Content Knowledge)
  • effectively communicate mathematical ideas in writing and orally with clarity and organization (Communication)
  • use technology appropriately to solve mathematical problems (Technology)
  • write mathematical proofs and construct logical arguments (Proofs)
  • correctly use mathematical symbols and vocabulary to express information (Symbols and Vocabulary)
  • integrate mathematics with the Christian faith (Faith-Learning Integration)
Required Courses
CS 120Computer Programming I May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.3
MA 121Calculus and Analytic Geometry I May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.4
MA 122Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MA 221Calculus and Analytic Geometry III4
MA 321Mathematical Statistics I4
MA 331Linear Algebra3
MA 335Differential Equations3
MA 340History of Mathematics4
MA 412Geometry3
MA 420Number Theory3
Required for students not also majoring in Secondary Education:
CS 112Intermediate Spreadsheets, Databases, and Word Processing May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.2
Internship: Select one0-12
Clinical Practice in the Secondary School
Professional Experience
Supporting Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
General Physics I
and General Physics II May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Highly Recommended Courses
Financial Management
Logic May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Mathematical Statistics II
Total Hours45-57

Actuarial Science Emphasis 

Required Courses (19 hrs):
MA 324Mathematical Statistics II1
MA 360Theory of Interest3
BUS 207Microeconomics3
BUS 208Macroeconomics3
BUS 221Principles of Accounting I3
BUS 222Principles of Accounting II3
BUS 411Financial Management3
Highly Recommended Courses for the Actuarial Science Emphasis:
Actuarial Examination Preparation
Introduction to Business Law
Seminar in Business and Management Ethics
Total Hours19