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MATHEMATICS & PRE-ENGINEERING


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Bachelor’s in Mathematics

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.

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, and there is a massive need for mathematicians and there are very few people to help fill that gap. The small class sizes are optimal for detailed, personal and focused training in each area. Students majoring in Mathematics at Master’s are challenged and strengthened incalculably in their studies to go into any mathematically based job and thrive. Small class sizes allow for close teacher-student mentorship and a high-level of scholarship.

ROOTED IN AN UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST AND THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, OUR WORLD-CLASS FACULTY AND DEDICATED ADMINISTRATION PREPARE EACH STUDENT’S HEART AND MIND FOR A LIFE OF ETERNAL INFLUENCE. - John MacArthur

  • Dr. Button is a member of the American Mathematical Society, has served as an English teacher in the mission field, and serves actively in his local church.

  • Dr. Drai graduated from University of Nice in France, has worked for NASA, Alcatel Space Industries, and the European Space Agency; he currently researches control theory and population dynamics.

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.


Experience this program for yourself

Southern California: A beautiful, lively campus close to both the mountains and the beach, with endless career opportunities, and rated among the nation’s safest campuses. Prospective students and their families are invited to class-visits, 1-to-1 advising, total-campus experiences in upcoming events each Spring and Fall, including the 1/2 day Mondays@Master’s and the 2-day View the U events.

  • Events include Financial Aid workshops

  • View the U includes overnight stay in the dorms hosted by current students

  • See more info: Admissions Events


Study & Serve Abroad

Students have the option to study at TMU’s Israel campus, and a wide range of different options each semester.

  • Israel Bible Extension (IBEX): 1 semester at TMU’s Israel campus

  • GO! Global Outreach: 6 weeks of partnering with TMU Missionary Alumni to serve churches around the world while advancing studies.

  • Bi-annual Turkey & Greece Winter Break Trip. 2 weeks traveling to ancient sites and places to which Paul addressed his letters. Students can earn class credit.

  • Italy Summer Semester. 6 weeks in the summer, earn up to twelve (12) credits while deeply immersed in Italian culture and Renaissance history.


Student Life

Master’s offers a full range of facilities, resources, services, and discipleship to the approximately 1000 students on-campus. TMU’s Student Life is consistently top ranked in the nation by alumni, and the beautiful campus consistently rated among the safest. Learn more here: Student Life

  • Top-ranked Student Life: rated #2 Nationwide “Most Inspirational” by Wall Street Journal, and “A” Grade by Niche.com

  • #1 “Right Choice” University (Wall Street Journal 2017 & 2018)

  • 6 dorms for resident life

  • 3 Chapel services weekly for all faculty, staff and students

  • 10+ Campus Societies

  • Intentional opportunities for Community Outreach

  • We welcome veterans, international students, and third-culture students


Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Master’s University strives to offer students a Christ-centered education within the financial reach of all. We endeavor to keep costs as low as possible, and consequently, our tuition is among the most economical for a private university. See full details here: Financial Aid - Undergraduate

  • -26% Tuition reset makes TMU among the nation’s most affordable private 4-year Christian schools

  • Nearly 2x Higher Graduation Rate vs. Public Institutions: TMU’s 61.2% graduation rate leads compared to average Christian colleges (52.9%), and almost doubles the rate of students at public institutions (32.8%) (source: cccu.org, 2019). This means paying less for school, graduating with less debt, and starting your career faster.

  • TMU Scholarships

  • TMU Endowed & Donor Scholarships

  • Student Career Center

  • Work Study


Alumni & Graduate Degrees

For students pursuing graduate school, TMU’s 95% graduate school acceptance rate means students are very likely to be accepted to the graduate school of their choice.

Students may also continue their studies at TMU&S:


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.

  • 100% required Statement of Faith and Pastoral Recommendation for Admissions

  • 3.6 GPA average for new applicants

  • Easy Online Application: see all admission deadlines and criteria here: Apply

Experience this program for yourself

Prospective students and their families are invited to class-visits, 1-to-1 advising, total-campus experiences in upcoming events each Spring and Fall, including the 1/2 day Mondays@Master’s and the 2-day View the U events.

  • Events include Admissions and Financial Aid workshops
  • View the U includes overnight stay in the dorms hosted by current students
  • See more info: Admissions Events

Mathematics Core Courses

  • MA111 Introduction to Scientific Computing (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

  • Mathematics core courses (24)

  • MA222 Calculus IV (2)

  • 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 (50)

Applied Mathematics Emphasis Courses

  • 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)

  • Additional upper division mathematics course (3)

Total units required for emphasis (50)

Mathematics Education Emphasis Courses

  • 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 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.

Pre-Engineering Emphasis Courses

  • 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)

Total units required for emphasis (50)


Minor in Mathematics

For those students interested in pursuing a Mathematics minor, the following courses are required:

  • MA111 Introduction to Scientific Computing (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

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

  2. 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.

  3. A maximum of two (non-general 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.

Degree Checklists

Pre-Engineering Program

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (all emphases)

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 two-semester program (fall start) and includes structured fieldwork and student teaching. Learn more about the 5th Year Teaching Credential.

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Programs

Program Credits

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 24
Emphasis/Electives: 24-26

Sample Course Offerings:

  • Calculus
  • Modern Geometry
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability
  • Mathematical Modeling

Career Paths

  • Actuarial Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Financial Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Operations Research Analysis
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