The CBU Mathematical Sciences Department prepares students for world-changing careers.
Our recent alumni serve at data-mining firms, consulting, software engineering, high-school
teaching, actuarial science, criminal policy analysis and many other world-changing,
Our highly trained faculty members teach character, knowledge and skill through faith-based
lectures, labs, research and internships. Students experience and contribute to the
culture of the mathematical sciences by participating in the local and global community
through clubs, conferences and research with our faculty. Moreover, students have
the opportunity to bring their innovative ideas to the table and develop research
projects with faculty advisors that empower and encourage the mathematical explorations
of their students. These research collaborations often result in presentations at
conferences like the Joint Mathematics Meetings hosted by the AMS and MAA, or other
conferences hosted by SIAM and many other organizations. In various cases, undergraduate
students co-author and publish their research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Our programs prepare our students for graduate school. In recent years, over 25% of
our mathematics majors advance to Ph.D. programs. The majority of these students received
full-tuition scholarships and received additional financial support through research
and/or teaching fellowships. In the past five years, our seniors were accepted to
graduate schools in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science,
physics and economics at ASU, Auburn, Claremont, UCR and USC, to name a few.
Our faculty members seek to restore the faith foundations of the mathematical sciences.
Rooted in faith, the practice of mathematical sciences is a form of devotion and ministry:
- We glorify God by unearthing the beauty of mathematics for ourselves (through learning
to study mathematics) and for others (through learning to teach mathematics).
- We lovingly serve others by solving problems that are relevant to an ever-changing
and globalized landscape via various mathematical sciences.
Our mission is simple: We joyously strive to rejoice in God and serve others through
the mathematical sciences. Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
—Robert Willett, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences