Bachelor of Science In Mathematics

What do careers in personal financial advising, meteorology, actuary science and market research all have in common? A bachelor’s degree in mathematics is a great start! Job search site CareerCast ranked mathematician as the #1 best job of 2014, stating, “Math skills unlock a world of career opportunities.” The math-intensive jobs of statistician and actuary ranked #3 and #4, respectively.

At California Baptist University, we are concerned with more than just providing the required coursework to be a skilled mathematician. Our math majors choose from concentrations in Advanced Studies, General Studies, and Secondary Mathematics Education. We not only provide courses in calculus, differential equations, statistics and linear algebra, but we also truly care about you and want to help you choose and prepare for the career that is right for you. About 25% of our graduating math students begin graduate programs. With a major in mathematics, you will learn skills and abilities that will enable you to serve God and our society in ways many people can’t. You have a tremendous ability to make significant contributions, and we are here to help you do just that.

A mathematics minor and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is also available.

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  • Student Learning Outcomes
    • Have a solid foundation of mathematical processes at a level comparable to that of students graduating with a BS in mathematics at other universities. Processes should include (but are not limited to) a proficiency in logic, problem solving, and methods of proof.
    • Demonstrate their ability to apply mathematics in other fields at an appropriate level and demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge acquired from their major to real world models.
    • Demonstrate mastery of abstract mathematical concepts, including rings and abstract algebra, and critical reasoning.
    • Acquire up-to-date skills and/or applications of computer programming related to future career choices.
    • Apply their knowledge of mathematics through an in-depth senior project/research experience. Results will be presented in both written (paper, publication, etc.) and visual (PowerPoint, poster, etc.) formats.
    • Read, interpret, and critically analyze journal articles directed at undergraduate students.
  • Career Opportunities
    • Educator
    • Statistical Analyst
    • Software Engineer
    • Computer Programming
    • Accountant/Financial Adviser
    • Network Administrator
    • Insurance
    • Research

Mathematics Major (53-58 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

CIS268 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

MAT245 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY & CALCULUS I

MAT250 MODELNG & APPS OF CALCULUS

MAT255 ANLYTICAL GEOMETRY & CALCULUS II

PHY214 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTIST I W/LABPHY224 PHYSICS FOR SCIENTIST II W/LAB

Upper Division Requirements

MAT313 MATHEMATICAL PROOFS/STRUCTURES

MAT323 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I

MAT343 MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

MAT403 LINEAR ALGEBRA

MAT413 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

MAT443 ADVANCED CALCULUS

Concentration Courses (12-17 units)

Students must complete one of the following concentrations:

  • Advanced Studies in Mathematics
  • General Studies in Mathematics
  • Secondary Mathematics Education

Advanced Studies in Mathematics (12 units)

MAT333 COMPLEX VARIABLES

MAT423 INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY

MAT453 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

MAT483 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II

General Studies in Mathematics (12 units)

Complete twelve (12) additional upper division units in Mathematics.

A maximum of six units may be completed through enrollment in MAT 400

Secondary Mathematics Education (17 units)

MAT101 ORIENTATION TO THE DISCIPLINE

MAT333 COMPLEX VARIABLES

MAT353 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

MAT363 HIST OF MATH & THEORY OF NUMBERS

MAT463 FUND CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY

MAT499 CAPSTONE