Students who wish to pursue actuarial science, business analytics, or related fields should choose this concentration.
The applied mathematics concentration focuses on the use of mathematics in real world problems, and is ideal for students who are interested in preparing for careers in business or industry.
The computer science concentration allows a mathematics major the opportunity to focus on the more mathematical aspects of computer science. Math students interested in becoming computer programmers should choose this concentration.
The pure mathematics concentration allows the student flexibility in the selection of upper-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.
Students who wish to prepare to teach mathematics at the secondary level should select this concentration to work toward a preliminary single-subject credential.
The Professional Teacher Preparation Program leading to a California Teaching Credential at Biola University is subject to change in response to new legislation. Please see a credential analyst in the School of Education for current information on completing the requirements for a teaching credential. Students must consult with both their major advisor and a School of Education advisor.
It’s no secret: The STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. Around the world, demand is growing for mathematicians with a strong grasp of statistics, operations research, data analysis and problem-solving skills. In Biola’s mathematics major, you’ll receive a strong foundation that prepares you for success in a variety of industries, as well as graduate school or teaching.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s mathematics program offers several key advantages:
Throughout your mathematics course work, you will explore math with a Christian worldview and build a strong foundation in core curriculum for the pure and applied fields of mathematical science and secondary education. Some program highlights and interesting topics you will learn about include:
A degree in mathematics provides an exceptional foundation for careers in fields like engineering, statistics, education, computer science and operations research. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
Many of Biola's mathematics graduate pursue higher education, while other move directly into rewarding careers. Professional highlights include:
I have experienced much growth and learning by coming alongside fellow math majors and professors, as we strive for a deeper understanding of God and math through every proof and computation.”