MATHEMATICS (47 UNITS) This emphasis allows the student flexibility in the selection of up per-division courses. A faculty advisor will aid the student in making these choices. The student planning to pursue mathematics in graduate school would find this particularly appropriate. This empha sis must complete: Math 105,106,112,205,291,305,315, two units of 370; Computer Science 105; and six courses (18 units) in math at the 300 or 400 level. MATHEMATICS SECONDARY TEACHING (63 UNITS) Students who wish to prepare to teach mathematics at the high school level should select this emphasis. These students work toward a preliminary single-subject credential and should consult the Education Department. This emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112,205,291,305,315,331,332,341, two units of 370,415, two courses (6 units) at the 300 or 400 level; Computer Science 105, and Education 301,330,341,425, and 435.

Mathematics

Facult

Chair:... ..................Edward Thurber, PhD Professor: ................................................................................................. Thurber Associate Professors: .. ............................ ... ......................................... Stangl Objectives The Department of Mathematics at Biola University provides several areas of concentration in addition to a basic core curriculum. The student is allowed considerable flexibility in the major, depending upon vocational or professional goals. Our student labs are equipped with numerous Pentium and Macintosh workstations. We also have a Computer Science Alcove equipped with the latest Pentium IV platforms running either Windows or Linux. The department endeavors to provide (1) a strong foundationa l core curriculum for the student desiring to pursue graduate study in both the pure and applied fields of mathematical science, (2) course work and training to prepare students for applied mathemati cal sciences (statistics, computer science, operations research and actuarial science) and the field of teaching, (3) support courses for the curriculum of other majors (biological science, physical science, engineering, business and nursing) and (4) courses basic to gaining some knowledge of mathematics as part of a liberal arts education. The department provides an attractive and thorough offering in mathematics as part of God's creation and there is a concerted effort to integrate faith and learning. Degree Program A Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and the math major in one of the emphases. Those who plan to pursue graduate studies should take at least two of 410, 450 or 480 regardless of the area of concentration.

All concentrations must include 24 upper division units.

The general education requirement for a foreign language for those following a mathematical sciences major may be met by two years of high school language or the first four units of a college language. The science/ mathematics requirement may be met by three units of science.

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Minor A Mathematical Sciences Minor is offered with the completion of 23 un its, six of which must be upper division. Students must consult with a department adviser. The basic curriculum for a minor is 106, 112,205,291, two courses (6 units) at the 300 or 400 level and Com puter Science 105.

Courses (MATH)

Preca lcu lus Mathemat ics ... ... ... ............................................. 3 Sets, the real number system, relations, functions, graphs, algebraic processes, inequalities, trigonometric function s, exponential and logarithmic function s, introduction to se quences. Prerequisite: three yearsof high school mathematics or consent. Cannot be counted toward the major. Spring. Top ics in Mathematics .. .... ..... .. .......................................... 1-2 Topics in mathematics selected from general education math ematics classes. Arranged in conjunction with the individual needs of the student. Prerequisite: consent. Calculus for Management Sciences ........................ .. .... ... 3 Fundamental principles of differentia l and integral cal culus. Applications chosen mainly from the management sciences. Prerequisite: passing proficiency exam administered by Mathematics Department or receiving a "C" or better grade in Intermediate Algebra the prior year. Fall, spring.

MATH 101

Majors APP L IED MATH (47 UNITS)

Students who are interested in preparing for careers in business or industry should choose this emphasis. Courses introduce a variety of areas of applied mathematics. This emphasis must complete Math 105, 106, 112, 205, 291, 305, 315, 321, 331, 332, 333, two units of 370, 435 or 440, one course (3 units) at the 300 or 400 level in Math, and Computer Science 105. COMPUTER SCIENCE (53 UNITS) This emphasis allows a mathematics major the opportunity to focus on the more mathematical aspects of computer science.This emphasis must complete: Math 105, 106, 112, 205, 291, 305, 315, at least two of 321, 331, 332, 333, two units of 370; Computer Science 105, 106,202,400; and three courses (9 units) at the 300 or 400 level in math or computer science.

MATH 102

MATH 103

Undergraduate Programs

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