Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

What do careers in personal financial advising, meteorology, and market research all have in common? A bachelor’s degree in mathematics is a great start! This major prepares students for careers in teaching at the secondary level, research, industry, business and graduate study. With a major in math, you will learn skills that will enable you to serve God and our society in ways many people can’t. You have an ability to make significant contributions, and we are here to help you do just that.

A mathematics minor and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is also available.

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

Why CBU?

At CBU, we are concerned with more than just providing the required coursework to be a skilled mathematician. We not only provide courses in calculus, differential equations, statistics and linear algebra, but we also care about you and want to help you prepare for the career that is right for you.

Career Opportunities

  1. Mathematician - Conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles. Apply mathematical techniques to solve real-world problems.
  2. Education – Teaching in high schools or higher education.
  3. Computers and Technology – Programming, systems development, network administration, technical support, animation.
  4. Banking and Finance – Commercial lending, trust management, mortgage loans, cash management, cost estimator.
  5. Government jobs with the NSA, CIA, or FBI - Use the process of taking information to reduce the ambiguity of highly uncertain situations.

Links

  1. http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/mathematics/
  2. http://weusemath.org/?page_id=800
  3. http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking.php
  4. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians.htm
  5. http://www.ams.org
  • Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will 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. 
    2. Students will 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
    3. Students will demonstrate mastery of abstract mathematical concepts and critical reasoning. 
    4. Students will acquire up-to-date skills and/or applications of computer and statistical programming related to future career choices.
    5. Students will apply their knowledge of statistics through an in-depth senior project/research experience. Results will be presented in both written (paper, publication, portfolio, etc.) and visual (PowerPoint, poster, portfolio, etc.) formats.
    6. Students will be able to read, interpret, and critically analyze journal articles directed at undergraduate students.
  • Career Opportunities
    • Educator
    • Statistical Analyst
    • Software Engineer
    • Computer Programming
    • Accountant/Financial Adviser
    • Network Administrator
    • Insurance
    • Research

Mathematics Major (52–57 units) BS

Lower Division Requirements

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)

CIS268-A
Corso, Anthony J.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B113

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)

MAT245-D
Fourie, Sheraya Linn
09/05/2017 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-E
Fourie, Sheraya Linn
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM BUS 103
MAT245-C
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
MAT245-B
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 103
MAT245-B
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 204
MAT245-D
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
MAT245-C
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
MAT245-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/10/2018 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 204
MAT245-A
Willett, Robert James
05/07/2018 MTWTh 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM TBA
MAT245-B
Hernandez, Lisa
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA ONLN
MAT245-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN

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)M§·µQ¥©

MAT250-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/10/2018 WF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B112

MAT255 Anlytical Geometry & Calculus II

Continued study and applications of integration: volumes, lengths, surface of revolution; derivatives and integrals involving trigonometric functions, infinite 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)

MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 252
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM BUS 252
MAT255-C
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
MAT255-D
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B219
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
01/10/2018 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
01/10/2018 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT255-C
Sill, Michael R.
01/10/2018 MWF 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B221
MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
09/04/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall ONLN

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)

PHY214-A
Buchholz, James R
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
PHY214-B
Buchholz, James R
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
PHY214-A
Buchholz, James R
05/07/2018 Th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 122
PHY214-A
Buchholz, James R
09/04/2018 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125
PHY214-B
Buchholz, James R
09/04/2018 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 125

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)

PHY224-B
Buchholz, James R
01/10/2018 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124
PHY224-A
Buchholz, James R
01/10/2018 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124
PHY224-A
Buchholz, James R
07/02/2018 Th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 121

Upper Division Requirements

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)

MAT313-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B220
MAT313-A
Hernandez, Lisa
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B110
MAT313-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

MAT323 Abstract Algebra I

An introduction to the structure of algebraic systems such as groups, subgroups, cosets, homomorphisms, factor groups, rings and fields. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

MAT323-A
Hernandez, Lisa
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 251

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)

MAT343-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM BUS 103
MAT343-C
Sill, Michael R.
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36 36B
MAT343-B
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 103
MAT343-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
01/10/2018 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 252
MAT343-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/04/2018 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM TBA
MAT343-B
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/04/2018 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM TBA
MAT343-C
Sill, Michael R.
09/04/2018 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

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)

MAT403-A
Willett, Robert James
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B219

MAT413 Differential Equations

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

MAT413-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B110
MAT413-A
Willett, Robert James
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B219
MAT413-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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)

MAT443-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
01/10/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36 36B

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

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)

MAT333-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B218

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)

MAT423-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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)

MAT453-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L247

MAT483 Abstract Algebra II

This course is a continuation of Abstract Algebra and will include ideals and factor rings, extension fields, Isomorphism and Sylow Theorems, free groups, factorization, automorphisms, Galois Theory, and an introduction to Homology theory. Prerequisite: MAT323. (3 units; Fall odd years)

MAT483-A
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B219

General Studies in Mathematics (12 units)

Complete 12 additional upper division units in mathematics.

A maximum of 6 units may be completed through enrollment in MAT 400.

Secondary Mathematics Education (17 units)

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)

MAT101-A
Willett, Robert James
01/10/2018 - Online

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)

MAT333-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B218

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)

MAT353-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 103
MAT353-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

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)

MAT363-A
Sill, Michael R.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 253
MAT363-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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)

MAT463-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B218

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)

MAT499-A
Morris, Elizabeth Ann
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A110
MAT499-A
Morris, Elizabeth Ann
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A110
MAT499-A
Morris, Elizabeth Ann
09/04/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A111