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Mathematics, B.Sc.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Mathematics program at Biola University states that 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.
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Overview

The Mathematics program at Biola University offers several key advantages:

  • Students have the opportunity to take part in the Putnam Exam, a nationwide contest for math students.
  • Small classes give you an opportunity to form deep relationships with your professors and fellow students.
  • Biola’s Research Assistant in Math Program (RAMP) offers a research environment where Biola math and computer science majors are supported in research projects that complement their academic goals. Research assistants through RAMP are paid to assist faculty with research.
  • Biola’s location in Southern California — one of the world’s largest and most diverse metropolitan areas — is ideal for internships and job opportunities.

What Will I Study?

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:

  • Rational and trigonometric functions
  • How to discover, write and present proofs
  • Topics from matrices, determinants and vector spaces
  • Numerical solutions of non-linear equations
  • Bayes' Theorem
  • Secondary school curriculum, assessment, teaching methods and classroom management
  • Introduction to computer hardware and software

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Ordinary Differential Equations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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