Mathematics
Faculty
Bachelor’s in Mathematics
For Christ & Scripture Since 1927
Applied Mathematics Mathematics Education Pure Mathematics PreEngineering
Mathematics is the way God thinks about numbers. It works and applies to this world because God’s mind upholds this world. That’s why math is beautiful — most students don’t view it that way; they don’t see it as applicable.
With the nearly ubiquitous influence of technology, the study of mathematics is crucial for both logical thinking and the preparation for most vocations and career paths. From investment banking to data science, engineering to teaching, software engineering, economics, and more, STEM careers are in rapid growth and high demand. Our small class sizes are optimal for detailed, personal, and focused training in each area. Students majoring in Mathematics at TMU are challenged and strengthened incalculably in their studies to go into any path and thrive.
ROOTED IN AN UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST AND THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, OUR WORLDCLASS FACULTY AND DEDICATED ADMINISTRATION PREPARE EACH STUDENT’S HEART AND MIND FOR A LIFE OF ETERNAL INFLUENCE.  John MacArthur

Ranked top 10 Christian Universities and top 15% Colleges with the Best Academics in California (Niche.com, 2019)

Innovative curriculum with four (4) possible emphases.

Option to complete a Biblical Studies minor.

Complete studies abroad in TMU’s Israel Campus, Italy summer semester, and more.

Small class sizes allow for close teacherstudent mentorship and a highlevel of scholarship.

Prepare for graduate degrees, teaching credentials.

Option to pursue a Mathematics minor in conjunction with a different major.
Example Classes
MA253 Discrete Mathematics (3 units): This course is a study of discrete structures commonly used in computer science and mathematics, including topics from sets and relations, permutations and combinations, graphs and trees, induction, recursion, and Boolean Algebras.
MA463 Introduction to Applied Mathematics (3 units): This course is a broad and systematic introduction to Applied Mathematics, providing a general framework for equilibrium problems encountered in applied mathematics and engineering. It covers some fundamental topics in applied linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier analysis, and optimization (both continuous and discrete). The Matlab scientific computing environment and language will be used to illustrate the concepts and techniques introduced and to solve problems having no analytical solutions.
OnCampus
STUDENT LIFEDISTINCTIVES OF BIBLICAL LIVING
Be right at home developing meaningful, lifelong relationships with likeminded Christians. Students experience a missional, gospelcentered student life both in and out of the classroom. Master’s offers a full range of facilities, resources, services, and discipleship.
A Global Experience 2,500+ TMUS students with around 40% oncampus in undergraduate programs, coming from all around the world and typically including 40 different countries and 40 different states.
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A Community Of Worship 3 chapel services weekly for all faculty, staff, and students. You may already livestream the service here: Chapel. Additional opportunities for evangelism and community outreach include the STEM Club or The Master’s Chorale
Experience it all for yourself
Southern California: a lively, oakfilled canyon campus close to both the mountains and the beach. Endless career opportunities are nearby, and students can join and serve at any number of recommended local churches. Prospective students and their families are invited to classvisits, 1to1 advising, and totalcampus experiences yearround.
Study & Serve Abroad
Mathematics majors have the option to study at TMU’s Israel campus, plus a wide range of study locations varying by semester, including GO! and TMU Italy.
Israel Bible Extension (IBEX) GO! Global Outreach TMU Italy
Affordability & Scholarships
We strive to offer students a Christcentered education within the financial reach of all. We believe in paying less for school, graduating with less debt, and helping students start their careers better prepared for success.
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Admissions
Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.

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3.6 GPA average for new applicants
Mathematics Core Courses
 Demonstrate mastery of calculus.
 Demonstrate mastery of elementary linear algebra.
 Demonstrate mastery of elementary differential equations.
 Effectively prepare and give oral presentations from research literature in mathematics

CS111 Introduction to Computer 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)
Pure Mathematics Emphasis Courses
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of fundamental algebraic structures (e.g. groups, rings, and fields).
 Demonstrate mastery of the rigorous development and theory of calculus.
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of number theory and a familiarity with the history of mathematics.
 Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the properties of complex numbers and complexvalued functions.

Mathematics core courses (24)

MA222 Calculus IV (2)

MA344 Modern Geometry (3)

MA355 Number Theory/History of Mathematics (3)

MA383 Complex Analysis (3)

MA453 Abstract Algebra I (3)

MA482 Topics in Mathematics (3)

Additional upper division mathematics courses (9)
Total units required for emphasis (50)
Applied Mathematics Emphasis Courses
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of probability theory.
 Use probability and statistical inferences to draw conclusions.
 Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the concepts and methods of applied mathematics especially through the use of computational tools.
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of mathematical applications in a variety of applied fields.
 Demonstrate mastery of the various methods of discrete mathematics.
 Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the properties of complex numbers and complexvalued functions.

Mathematics core courses (24)

MA222 Calculus IV (2)

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)

MA482 Topics in Mathematics (3)

MA366 Mathematical Statistics (3)
Total units required for emphasis (50)
Mathematics Education Emphasis Courses
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of fundamental algebraic structures (e.g. groups and rings).
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of number theory and a familiarity with the history of mathematics.
 Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the nature and applications of discrete structures.
 Demonstrate a basic mastery of the principles of Euclidean and nonEuclidean geometries.

Mathematics core courses (24)

MA253 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MA262 Elementary Statistics (3)

MA344 Modern Geometry (3)

MA355 Number Theory/History of Mathematics (3)

MA425 Mathematical Modeling (3)

MA453 Abstract Algebra I (3)

P321 History and Philosophies of Education* (3)

Additional upper division mathematics courses (3)
Total units required for emphasis (48)
*Fulfills general education requirement for P311; teaching credential program prerequisite.
PreEngineering Emphasis Courses
 Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the concepts and methods of applied mathematics especially through the use of computational tools.
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of mathematical applications in a variety of applied fields.
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the physics principles of motion, energy, and force.
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the physics principles of electricity and magnetism.
 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the physics principles of optics.

Mathematics core courses (24)

PS251 General Physics I (4)

PS252 General Physics II (4)

MA114 Introduction to Engineering (1)

MA222 Calculus IV (2)

MA425 Mathematical Modeling (3)

MA463 Introduction to Applied Mathematics (3)

MA464 Methods in Applied Mathematics (3)

Two of the following (6)

MA253 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MA366 Mathematical Statistics (3)

MA383 Complex Analysis (3)

MA365 Probability (3)

Total units required for emphasis (50)
Minor in Mathematics
For those students interested in pursuing a Mathematics minor, the following courses are required:

CS111 Introduction to Computer Programming (3)

MA121 Calculus I (3)

MA122 Calculus II (3)

MA221 Calculus III (3)

MA231 Linear Algebra (3)

MA282 Ordinary Differential Equations (3)

One of the following (1)

MA400 Mathematics Seminar (1)

MA412 Integrated Review (1)


Additional upper division mathematics courses (3)
Total units required for minor (22)
Notes

All students who are interested in going to IBEX should consult their advisor as early as possible.

All students in the Mathematics Education emphasis are strongly urged to take ED400 and ED410 during their last two years, in addition to the courses required for the bachelor’s degree as a preparation for the Teaching Credential Program. Contact the Department of Liberal Studies & Education for more information.

A maximum of two (nongeneral education) upper division courses from another department may be used to satisfy the “additional upper division mathematics courses” requirement, subject to the prior approval of the student’s advisor.
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California Teaching Credential
The Master’s University Teaching Credential Programs enable students to become excellent teachers who integrate faith into teaching, learning, and living. Each program is a twosemester program (fall start) and includes structured fieldwork and student teaching.
Programs
Program Credits
General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 24
Emphasis/Electives: 2426
Sample Course Offerings:
 Calculus
 Modern Geometry
 Discrete Mathematics
 Linear Algebra
 Probability
 Mathematical Modeling
Career Paths
 Engineer
 Data Scientist
 Actuarial Science
 Educator or Researcher
 Financial Analyst
 Market or Research Analyst
 Investment Banker
 Economist

Major Courses keyboard_arrow_down
Course Number Course Name Units MA453 Abstract Algebra I 3 MA121 Calculus I 3 MA122 Calculus II 3 MA221 Calculus III 3 MA222 Calculus Iv 2 MA101 College Algebra Trigonometry 3 MA383 Complex Analysis 3 MA240 Critical Thinking Quantitative AnalysI 3 MA253 Discrete Mathematics 3 MA262 Elementary Statistics 3 MA412 Integrated Review 1 MA090 Intermediate Algebra 1 MA463 Introduction To Applied Mathematics 3 MA111 Introduction To Engineering 1 MA302 Introduction To Mathematical Proof 3 MA231 Linear Algebra 3 MA425 Mathematical Modeling 3 MA366 Mathematical Statistics 3 MA201 Mathematics For Elem School Teachers 3 MA202 Mathematics For Elem School Teachers II 3 MA400 Mathematics Seminar 1 MA464 Methods In Applied Mathematics 3 MA344 Modern Geometry 3 MA355 Number Theory The History Of Mathema 3 MA282 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 MA365 Probability 3 MA482 Topics In Mathematics 3