Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides “superpowered” analytics with baccalaureate majors in mathematics, actuarial and applied statistics, and sports analytics; in addition, we offer a graduate degree in applied mathematics. For the students seeking to amplify their major in another field with super powerful skills of the above programs, we offer minors in mathematics, actuarial science, applied statistics and physics.

Faith-based integration and mentoring occurs daily at CBU with faculty passionate about Christ and their respective disciplines. Faculty with “real world” experience trained at prestigious institutions in the sciences teach and do: 1) we teach character, knowledge and skill through faith-based lectures, labs and internships; and 2) we do practical application in local, national and global community service through clubs, conferences and research with our faculty.

CBU mathematical sciences prepares students for graduate school. Over 25% of our math majors advance to PhD programs in recent years; almost all 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 USC, UCR, ASU, Auburn, to name a few.

CBU mathematical sciences prepares students for world-changing careers. Our recent majors serve at Google, data mining firms, consulting, software engineering, high-school teaching, actuarial science, criminal policy analysis, and many other world-changing, community-serving careers.

CBU mathematical sciences DOES RESEARCH and publishes it! Every math major has a research experience before they graduate in the form of a senior capstone involving research or industry-related project. Faculty often jointly author papers and some students even independently author papers and present at international and national conferences—like Joint Mathematical Meetings (AMS and MAA), San Diego, January 2018 with 6450 attenders the largest math conference in the world!

CBU mathematical sciences trains students with analytical SUPERPOWERS to live their purpose–you don’t have to have a cape; you’ll wear one at your graduation!

 Linn Carothers, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences