Natural & Mathematical Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

What do careers in personal financial advising, meteorology, actuary science and market research all have in common? A bachelor’s degree in mathematics is a great start! Job search site CareerCast ranked mathematician as the #1 best job of 2014, stating, “Math skills unlock a world of career opportunities.” The math-intensive jobs of statistician and actuary ranked #3 and #4, respectively.

At California Baptist University, we are concerned with more than just providing the required coursework to be a skilled mathematician. Our math majors choose from concentrations in Advanced Studies, General Studies, and Secondary Mathematics Education. We not only provide courses in calculus, differential equations, statistics and linear algebra, but we also truly care about you and want to help you choose and prepare for the career that is right for you. About 25% of our graduating math students begin graduate programs. With a major in mathematics, you will learn skills and abilities that will enable you to serve God and our society in ways many people can’t. You have a tremendous ability to make significant contributions, and we are here to help you do just that.

A mathematics minor is also available.

If you are wondering what you can do with a mathematics major, whatcanidowiththismajor.com is a great resource.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Have a solid foundation of mathematical processes at a level comparable to that of students graduating with a BS in mathematics at other universities. Processes should include (but are not limited to) a proficiency in logic, problem solving, and methods of proof.
  • Demonstrate their ability to apply mathematics in other fields at an appropriate level and demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge acquired from their major to real world models.
  • Demonstrate mastery of abstract mathematical concepts, including rings and abstract algebra, and critical reasoning.
  • Acquire up-to-date skills and/or applications of computer programming related to future career choices.
  • Apply their knowledge of mathematics through an in-depth senior project/research experience. Results will be presented in both written (paper, publication, etc.) and visual (PowerPoint, poster, etc.) formats.
  • Read, interpret, and critically analyze journal articles directed at undergraduate students.
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Career Opportunities

  • Educator
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Programming
  • Accountant/Financial Adviser
  • Network Administrator
  • Insurance
  • Research
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Mathematics Major (53-58 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

CIS268 Computer Programming Languages

CIS268 Computer Programming Languages

In this course concepts of computer programming languages are presented. Attention is given to the common constructs of programming languages as well as a structured approach to program development. The programming language may change from semester to semester. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT245 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

MAT245 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

Basic concepts of analytical geometry, limits and derivatives, differentials and rates, integration, definite and indefinite integrals, differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: MAT 135, 145, EGR 182, or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT245-D D Hernandez, Lisa 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 AM - 9:29 AM James Complex
181
Fall 2014 MAT245-A A Cordero, Ricardo J. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM James Complex
181
Fall 2014 MAT245-C C Cordero, Ricardo J. 09/02/2014 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
123
Fall 2014 MAT245-E E Hernandez, Lisa 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
181
Fall 2014 MAT245-B B Cordero, Ricardo J. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex
181
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MAT250 Modelng & Apps of Calculus

MAT250 Modelng & Apps of Calculus

The study of symbolic languages, such as Mathematics, Maple, and MatLAB, for the use and application in Calculus and modeling courses. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (2 units; Spring)

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MAT255 Anlytical Geometry & Calculus II

MAT255 Anlytical Geometry & Calculus II

Continued study and applications of integration: volumes, lengths, surface of revolution; derivatives and integrals involving trigonometric functions, indefinite series, expansion of functions, hyperbolic functions, law of the mean, indeterminate forms, partial fractions, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT255-A A Thomas, Bradley G 09/02/2014 Tuesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 MAT255-B B Thomas, Bradley G 09/02/2014 Tuesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 MAT255-C C Thomas, Bradley G 09/02/2014 Tuesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 MAT255-D D Thomas, Bradley G 09/02/2014 Tuesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
253
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PHY214 Physics for Scientist I w/lab

PHY214 Physics for Scientist I w/lab

A study of mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, waves, sound, and the mathematical methods of physics. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: MAT 145 or 245, and a passing score on a mathematics assessment exam. (4 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PHY214-B B Buchholz, James R 09/02/2014 Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2014 PHY214-A A Buchholz, James R 09/02/2014 Monday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
125
Fall 2014 PHY214-C C Buchholz, James R 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
125
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PHY224 Physics for Scientist II w/lab

PHY224 Physics for Scientist II w/lab

A continuation of PHY 214, including a study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics topics. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: PHY 214. (4 units; Spring)

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Upper Division Requirements

MAT313 Mathematical Proofs/Structures

MAT313 Mathematical Proofs/Structures

A study of various methods of proofs and mathematical structures covering logic, universal and existential quantifiers, sets, functions, and selected topics in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and real analysis. This is a bridge course to abstract mathematics and should be taken prior to or concurrently with courses in linear or abstract algebra, and real or complex analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units, Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT313-A A Hernandez, Lisa 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
252
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MAT323 Modern Algebra

MAT323 Modern Algebra

An introduction to the structure of algebraic systems such as groups, subgroups, cosets, homomorphisms, factor groups, rings and fields. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (4 units; Spring)

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MAT343 Multivariable Calculus

MAT343 Multivariable Calculus

Study and applications of vector analysis, partial differentiation, multiple integration, Jacobians, theorems of Green and Stokes, and divergence theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT343-D D Majcherek, Daniel J. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
106
Fall 2014 MAT343-C C Pankowski, Franciszek 09/02/2014 Tuesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2014 MAT343-A A Pankowski, Franciszek 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM James Complex
181
Fall 2014 MAT343-B B Pankowski, Franciszek 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex
181
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MAT403 Linear Algebra

MAT403 Linear Algebra

Vector spaces; matrices, rank and systems of linear equations; linear transformation; similarity and diagonalization theorems; eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT413 Differential Equations

MAT413 Differential Equations

Methods of solution of ordinary differential equations with some applications to geometry and physics. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT413-A A Pankowski, Franciszek 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
103
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MAT443 Advanced Calculus

MAT443 Advanced Calculus

An introduction to real analysis and topology covering the completeness of the real numbers, sequences, limits, continuity, uniform continuity, Riemann integrability, topology of the real numbers, topological spaces, connectedness, compactness, and metric spaces. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT443-A A Thomas, Bradley G 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
253
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Concentration Courses (12-17 units)

Students must complete one of the following concentrations:

  • Advanced Studies in Mathematics
  • General Studies in Mathematics
  • Secondary Mathematics Education

Advanced Studies in Mathematics (12 units)

MAT333 Complex Variables

MAT333 Complex Variables

Structure of complex numbers and their functions, analytic, harmonic, and elementary functions, residue theory, and conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring even years)

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MAT423 Introduction to Topology

MAT423 Introduction to Topology

An introduction to general and algebraic topology, concentrating on point-set topology. Topics to be covered include topological spaces, metric spaces, continuous functions, connectedness, and compactness. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Fall even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT423-A A Hernandez, Lisa 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
263
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MAT453 Numerical Analysis

MAT453 Numerical Analysis

Solutions of Equations of One Variable, Interpolations and Polynomial Approximation, Numerical Integration and Differentiation, Direct Methods for Solving Linear Systems and Approximation Theory. Prerequisite: MAT255. (3 units; Fall odd years)

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Three (3) additional upper division units in mathematics

General Studies in Mathematics (12 units)

Complete twelve (12) additional upper division units in Mathematics.

A maximum of six units may be completed through enrollment in MAT 400

Secondary Mathematics Education (17 units)

MAT101 Orientation to the Discipline

MAT101 Orientation to the Discipline

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in the discipline of Mathematics and to provide students with an overview of professions in which that major may be applied. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Spring)

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MAT333 Complex Variables

MAT333 Complex Variables

Structure of complex numbers and their functions, analytic, harmonic, and elementary functions, residue theory, and conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring even years)

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MAT353 Probability & Statistics

MAT353 Probability & Statistics

A calculus based course covering discrete and continuous distributions, expectations, the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, the binomial distribution, and various topics in statistical theory such as point estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT353-A A Nielsen, Michelle N. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B252
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MAT363 Hist of Math & Theory of Numbers

MAT363 Hist of Math & Theory of Numbers

A study of the History of Mathematics from ancient to modern times: Elementary topics in number theory, linear congruencies, Fermat and Wilson theorems, quadratic reciprocity laws. Pre- or co- requisite: MAT313. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT363-A A Sill, Michael 09/02/2014 Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
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MAT463 Fund Concepts of Geometry

MAT463 Fund Concepts of Geometry

An advanced study of concepts of Euclidean geometry and an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry. Theorems and proofs are emphasized. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

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MAT499 Capstone

MAT499 Capstone

The course is designed to be a culminating experience for senior students who are preparing to teach mathematics at the junior/senior high school level. The course provides students an opportunity to reflect on the critical assignments that have been completed throughout their coursework and relate these lessons to the career of teaching. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 MAT499-A A Carothers, Linn E. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
251
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