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Department of Mathematics

Dr. Michael Button, Chairperson

Due to the ever-increasing influence of technology, the study of mathematics is crucial for both logical thinking and the

preparation for any technical vocation. Mathematics is also a vital part of a 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 waive the requirement for MA121 Calculus I for the AP Calculus AB examination,

MA121 Calculus I and MA122 Calculus II for the AP Calculus BC examination, MA262 Elementary Statistics for the

AP Statistics examination, or MA111 Introduction to Scientific Programming for the AP Computer Science

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

For information about obtaining a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics, see the

Teaching Credential Programs section in this catalog. For questions or more information, contact the Credential Analyst

in the School of Education.

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

MA111

Introduction to Scientific Programming...................3

MA121

Calculus I......................................................................3

MA122

Calculus II.....................................................................3

MA221

Calculus III...................................................................3

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

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

24

In addition to the mathematics 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 core courses.............................................................24

MA222

Calculus IV...................................................................2

MA344

Modern Geometry.......................................................3

MA355

Number Theory/History of Mathematics...............3