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Mathematics

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Dr. Joseph W. Francis, Chairperson

Due to the ever-increasing influence of technology,

the study of mathematics is crucial not only for

logical thinking, but also for the preparation for any

technical vocation. In addition, mathematics is a

vital part of any well-rounded liberal arts education.

The mathematics curriculum is designed to provide

a strong foundational core for the student interested

in pursuing graduate study and to offer students the

opportunity for preparation in fields relating to applied

mathematics, such as statistics and engineering. The

Department of Mathematics provides a strong and

thorough offering in mathematics as a part of God’s

creation in a concentrated effort to integrate faith

and learning. A minor in mathematics is available

to students from all other departments and can be

pursued in conjunction with every other major on

campus.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The education students receive inMathematics at The

Master’s College will provide the first step toward

careers in:

• Actuarial Science

• Financial Analysis

• Applied Mathematics • Information Systems

• Bioinformatics

• Market Analysis

• Biomathematics

• Mathematical Modeling

• Business • Numerical Analysis

• Economics • Operations Research

• Education

Analysis

• Engineering • Statistics

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

The Department of Mathematics will grant course

credit for MA121 Calculus I for the AP Calculus

AB examination, MA121 Calculus I and MA122

Calculus II for the AP Calculus BC examination, or

the AP Statistics examination for MA262 Elementary

Statistics. The student must submit proof of an

earned test score of 3 or better on the appropriate

Advanced Placement Examination of the College

Board or a score of 55 or above on the College Level

Examination Program test.

CALIFORNIASINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING

CREDENTIAL IN MATHEMATICS

Students interested in obtaining a California Single

Mathematics

Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics should

contact both the Mathematics and Teacher Education

Departments’ advisors about specific requirements

for this credential.

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

Students graduating with a degree inMathematics will

be required to take the Senior Subject Examination in

Mathematics in their senior year prior to graduation.

The following courses are required of every student

who wishes to pursue a degree in Mathematics from

The Master’s College:

MA111 Introduction to Scientific Computing..............2 MA121 Calculus I...............................................................4 MA122 Calculus II.............................................................4 MA221 Calculus III...........................................................4 MA231 Linear Algebra.......................................................3 MA282 Ordinary Differential Equations........................3 MA302 Introduction to Mathematical Proof .................3 MA400 Mathematics Seminar..........................................2 MA412 Integrated Review................................................1

Total core units

.........................................................................

26

In addition to the Mathematics Major Core Courses,

each student must choose an emphasis that they

would like to pursue: Pure Mathematics, Applied

Mathematics or Mathematics Education. The

requirements for each of these emphases are as

follows:

Pure Mathematics Emphasis Courses

Mathematics Major Core Courses.....................................26

MA222 Calculus IV.............................................................1 MA344 Modern Geometry...............................................3 MA355 Number Theory/History of Mathematics.......3 MA383 Complex Analysis..................................................3 MA445 Real Analysis I ......................................................3 MA453 Abstract Algebra I ...............................................3 MA482 Topics in Mathematics.........................................3

Additional Upper Division Mathematics Courses............6

Total units required for emphasis

..............................................

51

Applied Mathematics Emphasis Courses

Mathematics Major Core Courses....................................26

MA222 Calculus IV.............................................................1 MA253 Discrete Mathematics..........................................3 MA366 Probability.............................................................3 MA383 Complex Analysis.................................................3 MA425 Mathematical Modeling.......................................3 MA463 Introduction to Applied Mathematics..............3 MA464 Methods in Applied Mathematics......................3

MATHEMATICS CORE COURSES