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Mathematics

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 in Mathematics at The Master’s University will provide the first step toward careers in:

Actuarial Science

Applied Mathematics

Bioinformatics

Biomathematics

Business

Economics

Education

Engineering

Financial Analysis

Information Systems

Market Analysis

Mathematical Modeling

Numerical Analysis

Operations Research Analysis

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 MA262 Elementary Statistics for

the AP Statistics examination. 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.

CALIFORNIA SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL IN MATHEMATICS

Students desiring to teach at the secondary level (junior and/or senior high) should also plan on completing the Teaching

Credential Program after obtaining their bachelor’s degree. The fifth-year credential program includes methods

coursework and student teaching, leading to eligibility for a California Preliminary Single-Subject Teaching

Credential. Consult the Teaching Credential Program section of this catalog for information on admission requirements,

which involve meeting specific requirements in advance, including certain prerequisite courses and exams. Interested

students should make an appointment with the Credential Analyst by the end of their sophomore year in order to assure

a seamless entry into the Teaching Credential Program.

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

Students graduating with a degree in Mathematics will be required to take the Senior Subject Examination in

Mathematics in their senior year prior to graduation.

MATHEMATICS CORE COURSES

The following courses are required of every student who wishes

to pursue a degree in Mathematics from The Master’s

University:

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