Students explore the exciting world of mathematics by finding, exploring, representing, applying and verifying numerical and spacial patterns of creation. The mathematics program concentrates on developing good technique for solving problems and proving theorems in a exploratory atmosphere that can be intense yet playful. In the context of a broad spectrum of the applications of mathematics, the program also examines the relationship of mathematics with other disciplines, and explores the implications of various discoveries and constructions of mathematics, taking into account historical and philosophical contexts. All of this is done in the light of the Scriptures which declare God to be the Creator and Sustainer of the world (including our analytic ability).
The program serves prospective teachers of mathematics, students who intend to work in a wide range of applied mathematics positions, and also those who intend to study further mathematics at the graduate level. The faculty aims to model what it means to be a mathematical researcher and do joint research with students.
Graduates of our program will:
- Obtain a detailed understanding of major fields in mathematics, and learn to develop and apply mathematics in new contexts.
- Explore the amazing power and beauty of mathematics, and also the limits of mathematics.
- Obtain historical context about the development of mathematics, understand how mathematics has shaped and shapes society and describe mathematics through the lens of faith.