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Mathematics, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cedarville, OH, United States
Cedarville’s B.A. or B.S. in mathematics degree is an academically rigorous program that will equip you to think about the source, implications, and purpose of mathematical knowledge in the context of a holistic Christian worldview. You will receive rigorous mathematical training and be thoroughly prepared for graduate work in mathematics or employment in industry or government.

Overview

Thorough orientation — As a freshman, you will take the introductory course Beautiful Math Structures and Thinking, constructed just for freshmen. This course is a “pre-professional” introduction to mathematics that builds community among incoming math majors and offers an exciting introduction to many modern mathematical ideas not seen in calculus class, such as propositional and predicate logic, set theory and infinite cardinals, n-dimensional space, fractals, discrete dynamical systems and chaos.

Community — Because of the rigor of the program and its small size, students frequently interact with each other and with faculty, and as a result establish strong relationships. They also plan occasional social events to help foster further interactions among students, and between students and faculty.

Variety and flexibility — Mathematics is a powerful subject that prepares students for a variety of careers in multiple industries. In addition to a strong core of courses that includes calculus and differential equations, logic and methods of proof, and linear algebra, we offer a variety of upper-division math courses, including both theoretical and applied electives, such as abstract algebra, real variables, numerical analysis, dynamical systems, topology, number theory, and operations research.

  • The B.A. degree has a strong math curriculum, but also has room to add minors or a double major.
  • The B.S. degree has more depth and breadth in mathematics itself, which is valued in some industries and by graduate schools.
  • We also offer a minor in actuarial science that prepares students to pass the first two actuarial exams (and includes some material from other exams) as well as fulfilling some of the VEE (Validation by Educational Experience) requirements of the profession.

Capstone experience — During your capstone course, you will choose a mathematical topic that interests you and study it in-depth, both individually and in a group and give a presentation of your findings at the end of the semester. Some recent capstone topics include Econometrics, Sporadic Groups and Error-Correcting Codes, Airline Planning and Recovery, Chaos, Discrete Random Structures, and Medical Imaging.

Excellent preparation — You will receive excellent instruction and be prepared to succeed. Our students who took the ETS Major Field Test in Mathematics placed in the 99th percentile. This test measures content knowledge in undergraduate mathematics.

Experienced faculty — You will learn from highly qualified professors with broad and varied research interests, including abstract algebra, real and complex analysis, topology, statistics, combinatorics, and applied mathematics. They hold Ph.D.s from institutions such as Princeton University, the University of Michigan, The Ohio State University, among others. They are at Cedarville because they love the Lord, enjoy teaching, treasure the opportunity to invest in college students, and are crazy about mathematics!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International applicants do have a final deadline of May 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beautiful Math Structures and Thinking
  • Logic and Methods of Proof
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete the application and essay.
  • Ensure that your name is typed in the top right corner of the essay.
  • Complete the internship questionnaire and bring the completed form to the office of international programs.
  • Bring the completed application and essay to the office of international programs.
  • Submit the reference form to a faculty member to complete and return to the office of international programs.
  • Print out your transcript from CedarInfo and submit it with your application.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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