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Overview | Mathematics

The goal of a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree is to provide undergraduate students with a strong foundation in a variety of mathematics topics that prepares students to be leaders in their subsequent careers or academic endeavors. Broadly speaking, this means we want our students equipped to:

  1. Find employment that uses their mathematical knowledge and skill,
  2. Use their mathematical knowledge to solve problems, and
  3. Further engage in mathematical studies.

To that end, the program outcomes for the mathematics major are the following:


Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to analyze problems and construct appropriate and useful mathematical models in a variety of math areas including algebra, geometry, calculus, and probability and statistics.
  • Students will be able to generalize their mathematical knowledge to solve unfamiliar problems.
  • Students will be able to critically read mathematics.
  • Students will be able to construct rigorous and well-written proof, demonstrating comprehension of formal mathematical ideas, the ability to recognize and verify hypotheses, and the ability to form logical and correct conclusion.
  • Students will demonstrate sufficient preparation for courses in real and complex analysis, algebra, topology, and statistics at the graduate level.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Probability & Statistics* (3)
Fund. of Public Speaking (2)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Minor (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

*Pre-Calculus should be taken here if a student needs it to get into Calculus 1, but will count towards their major or math/open electives.

Semester 2

Calculus 1 (5)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
The Modern World (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Calculus 2 (5)
Foundations of Math (2)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Introduction to Programming (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Calculus 3 (3)
Number Theory (2)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Life Science Elective (3)
Minor (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Math Seminar (1)
Differential Equations (3)
Statistics 2 (2)
General Physics 1 (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Linear Algebra (3)
General Physics 2 (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Abstract Algebra (3)
Advanced Geometry (3)
Modern Creationary Thought* (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
Math Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

*Biblical Studies Core Electives reduced to 3 credits with an additional requirement of Modern Creationary Thought.

Semester 2

Math Capstone (3)
Foundations of Analysis (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Minor Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

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Potential Career Fields

Quantitative researcher

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Dr. Jodi Herbert

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor
School of Education | Professor


PhD Mathematics, Kansas State University

MS Mathematics, Kansas State University

BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Mr. Phil Price

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor
MAT Teaching Mathematics, University of Idaho
BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

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