Mathematics Major (BA/BS)

The course offerings for the Mathematics Major provide a basic foundation for entry into careers requiring mathematical training, for teaching mathematics at the secondary level, or for graduate study in mathematics or related fields. The curriculum also provides courses which support study in computer science, business, the natural and social sciences, nursing and pre-medical studies, and teacher preparation.

** Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.  

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Course Convenience

DBU offers classes in a variety of formats, including:

  • Classroom
  • Hybrid (Classroom and Online)*
  • Online*

*Selected courses are available in the formats listed. View the current Schedule of Classes for specific courses.

Classes Start

Generally, classes begin four times a year:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

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Degree Plan

As required for all Bachelor’s degrees, students must complete the following:

  • General Studies Courses (i.e., English, History, Mathematics)
  • Designated Courses in the Chosen Major
  • Electives*
    • Lower-Level Electives (1000-2000 level courses)
    • Upper-Level Electives (3000-4000 level courses)
  • 42 Hours of Upper-Level Courses must be completed as part of all bachelor’s degrees
  • Minimum Total Credit Hours Required: 120 Credit Hours**

*Courses chosen by the student that will count toward a bachelor's degree, but may not be directly related to the degree program being pursued.
**Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.

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Teaching Certification

Students considering a career teaching mathematics and plan to teach grades are required to meet the general studies requirements for receiving a teacher certification.

Certifications

Travel Opportunities

In addition to mission trips, DBU periodically offers students travel opportunities to earn course credit.

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About the Mathematics Major

The mission of the DBU mathematics department is to provide a Christ-centered quality undergraduate mathematics major and to produce mathematically trained servant-leaders who demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of pure and applied mathematics and the Christ-centered servant-leadership required in the pursuit of their respective callings.

The overall goals of the Mathematics Department for its majors are to produce graduates who:

  • Demonstrate professional responsibility and employability in the pursuit of their respective calling.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practical Christ-centered servant leadership required in the pursuit of their respective calling.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of pure and applied mathematics required in the pursuit of their respective calling.
  • Are able to use appropriate technology to model and solve real-world problems by applying theory and applications.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to complete projects, work in teams, and make presentations.