Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The Mathematics major is designed to prepare students for a variety of career options. Approximately half of our graduates become certified to teach high school math. Around 20 percent continue on to graduate school and are successful after the academic rigors of this major. A smaller number of graduates become actuaries, a highly rewarding career path.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences 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 math major consists of 33 credits in mathematics and normally requires four years to complete. 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. The major includes the calculus sequence with courses in statistics, discrete math, algebra, linear algebra, advanced calculus, math seminar and two elective courses in mathematics.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
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
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Mathematics Teacher
- College Professor
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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