Concentration in Mathematics
A concentration in Mathematics, combined with another major/concentration, provides considerable flexibility in career selection. An exciting possibility is to combine the Mathematics concentration with a Physics concentration to gain excellent preparation for engineering. Other options involve a mathematics concentration to enhance programs in accounting, business, chemistry and computer science.
The Evangel University Department of Science and Technology is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Students of mathematics learn to exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
A Mathematics concentration consists of 24 credits in mathematics and must include statistics and two semesters of calculus. Other than those requirements, a student has considerable flexibility in course selection, allowing for the customizing of math content to match other field selections. High school preparation should include two years of algebra, one year of geometry and one year of precalculus or college algebra/trig. Students not having this high school background can expect to take college algebra/trig during their freshman year at Evangel.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Calculus I||Introduction to the concepts of calculus, including coordinate systems, curve analysis, derivatives and differentials, time-related changes, maxima and minima, integration, and related topics.|
|Calculus III||Includes rectilinear and curvilinear motion, parametric equations, polar coordinates, improper integrals, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals.|
|Differential Equations||Equations of the first, second, and higher order; linear equations with constant coefficients and systems of equations; the Laplace Transform, power series, and other standard methods of solution; introduction to difference and partial differential equations; and applications to physics and engineering.|
|Numerical Analysis||Polynomial approximations, finite differences, numerical differentiation and integration, methods of least squares, and numerical solutions of differential equations.|
|Probability and Statistics||Descriptive statistics, probability modeling, random variables, sampling distributions, central limit theorem, estimation, and hypothesis testing.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Don Tosh has been teaching mathematics at Evangel University for 25 years. Originally from Canada, Dr. Tosh received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Alberta and, prior to coming to Evangel, taught at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. An ordained minister, Dr. Tosh also pastored for several years. He firmly believes that [...]read more
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No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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