Minor in Mathematics
A mathematics minor is offered with the completion of 23 credits, 6 of which must be upper-division. Students must consult with a department advisor. A minimum of 9 credits must also be unique to the minor (not counted toward any other requirements, including minoring in the same department as the major).
Below are some of the courses you'll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Take a look at the list below to get an idea of the types of available courses. Also, be sure to review the official program requirements in the Biola University catalog.
Our upcoming class schedules can be found on Math Course Offerings Schedule.
|CSCI 105||Introduction to Computer Science|
|Introduction to computer hardware and software. Problem solving methods. Elementary concepts of algorithm development. C++ programming. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour lab. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 106||Calculus II|
|Differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential and inverse trigonometric functions; various methods of integration; infinite sequences and series; parametric equations, polar coordinates. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 204||Introduction to Abstract Math|
|Set theory, Cartesian products, equivalence relations, images and inverse images, induction, recursions, inequalities, and field axioms. Emphasis on how to discover, write and present proofs. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 205||Calculus III|
|Functions of two and three variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, curves and surfaces in three dimensional space. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 291||Linear Algebra|
|Topics from matrices, determinants, linear transformations and vector spaces. Grade Mode: A.|
The complete course descriptions can be found in the catalog.
|MATH 203||Discrete Structures|
Elementary properties of sets, discrete probability and combinatorial analysis, graphs, relations, orderings, functions, simple algebraic structures, binary arithmetic and other bases, methods of proof. Note(s): Completion of three years of high school mathematics strongly recommended. Grade Mode: A.
|MATH 210||Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Nature of statistical methods, description of sample data, fundamental concepts of probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, correlation and regression, application of same. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 315||Abstract Algebra I|
|Introduction to abstract algebra with topics from elementary ring, field and group theories. Emphasis on ring of integers, congruences, polynomial domains, permutation groups. When Offered: Alternate years. Grade Mode: A.|
|Prepares the student for biostatistical application essential to practice in evidence-based professions. Content includes: descriptive statistics; probability theory and rules; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; experimental design; ANOVA; linear and multiple regression; contingency table analysis; non-parametrics; survival analysis; discussion of the use of statistics in journal articles. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit. Credit given for only one of 210 and 318. Grade Mode: A.|
|Estimation: consistency, unbiasedness, maximum likelihood, confidence intervals. Hypothesis-testing; type I and II errors, likelihood ratio tests, test for means and variances; regression and correlation, Chi-square tests, decision theory, nonparametric statistics; application of statistical methods. When Offered: Alternate years. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 333||Operations Research|
|Mathematical foundations of model building, optimization, linear programming models, game theoretic models. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 335||Ordinary Differential Equations|
|First order differential equations, second order linear differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of first order linear equations. When Offered: Spring. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 341||Classical Geometry|
|Theorems of Pythagoras, incenters, circumcenters, circles, Euler line, Fermat center. Compass constructions. Solid geometry. Spherical geometry of arcs. Coordinate geometry. When Offered: Alternate years. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 380||Statistical Consulting Practicum|
|Practical experience of applying statistical methods to real-world statistical consulting problems. Initial meeting with client, converting problem to solvable form, conducting analysis, and presenting results to client. Attention given to 'soft' (consultant-client interaction, effective group work, presentation skills) and 'hard' (analysis use of statistical software) aspects of consulting process. Notes: Special approval required. Grade Mode: A.|
|MATH 415||Number Theory and the History of Mathematics|
|The history of mathematics from Euclid through the 19th century as seen by exploring developments in number theory including congruences, Diophantine equations, divisibility, theorems of Fermat and Wilson, primitive roots, indices, quadratic reciprocity and the distribution of prime numbers. When Offered: Fall, odd years. Grade Mode: A.|