Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Mathematics Career Opportunities

  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • College Math Professor
  • Actuary
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Economist
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Information Research Scientist
  • Cryptographer
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Cost Estimator

A Degree in Math Equals a Strong Foundation for High-paying STEM Careers

If working with numbers comes naturally to you, a degree in math from Mid-America Christian University (MACU) is a path to a career in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field, as well as teaching, financial planning, statistics and more. A bachelor’s degree in mathematics also provides a solid foundation for students who want to pursue graduate studies. Employment in math occupations is projected to grow 28 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program positions students for jobs with high-earning potential. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that actuaries with a bachelor’s degree earn a median pay of $105,900. 

MACU, a bible-based university, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Coursework for BS Degree in Mathematics

Our program follows industry trends, ensuring that your bachelor’s in mathematics is relevant in the ever-changing job market. With a MACU BS in Mathematics, you’ll have a firm understanding of how to use mathematical concepts and techniques, analytical methods and critical thinking to investigate and solve complex problems. 

In addition to general education and bible coursework, you’ll study geometry, calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, statistics, differential equations and mathematical modeling. You’ll also learn to communicate mathematics verbally and in writing, and how to use qualitative and quantitative methods to solve real-world problems. 

Add an Optional Concentration in Management Information Systems

With a fast growing need for employees who understand and work with information systems, boost your marketability with MACU’s MIS (management information systems) concentration. Our graduates step into careers in management information systems with a strong math-based skill set and the necessary competencies to make a difference in a wide range of organizations. Learn more about our MIS concentration.

Program Information

Our Small, Engaging Campus Offers Big Opportunities to Discover Your Passions

MACU’s campus is more than academic buildings, residence halls, beautifully landscaped walkways, and common areas. It’s a close-knit, vibrant community, and a home where our students feel like they truly belong. It’s a place where you’re surrounded by kind-hearted people–students, staff and professors–who genuinely care about you, and will be there to support you and cheer you on. With active clubs, groups and organizations, it’s easy to get involved and connect with people who share your interests and meet friends as you discover new passions. 

MACU students love to explore Oklahoma City the diverse, growing city just steps off campus. OKC  is home to several professional sports teams, many local restaurants, food trucks and coffee spots, and also has countless opportunities to enjoy the arts and live music. Known as “The Big Friendly” for its welcoming residents, Oklahoma City recently ranked #4 on a list of the Top 10 coolest cities with the lowest cost of living. Benefits for traditional students at MACU include:

  • Affordability through financial aid and scholarships
  • Flexible program pathways lead to on-time degree completion
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Safe, walkable campus with less than 1,500 students
  • Immediate access to OKC with career and cultural opportunities
  • Support resources committed to helping students succeed and thrive
  • Full support–including tutoring and student services
  • Clubs, organizations and groups for all interests
  • Competitive athletics and e-sports

MACU Offers a Solid Foundation for Christian Professionals

No matter your major, all MACU courses are built on biblical principles. You’ll be surrounded by others who believe that success and faith go hand-in-hand. Opportunities for spiritual growth on campus include weekly chapel, small groups, and student-led discussions. Our students are well-prepared to enter professional life and use their God-given talents for the betterment of their careers and community. 

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Courses

  • MATH1303

    Plane Trigonometry

    In the first part of this course, properties of triangles and trigonometric functions and their applications are explored. Topics include: trigonometric functions, identities, graphs, inverses, and laws. In the second part of this course, a graphical approach to functions will be explored with extensive use of graphing calculators to explore problems and solutions, not just rote memorization. Problem-solving techniques and the programming of graphing calculators will also be taught. Prerequisite: ACT Math score of 18. Offered every fall.

  • MATH2114

    Calculus I and Analytic Geometry

    An introduction to the basic concepts of Calculus including limits, derivatives and integrals using graphical, numerical, recurrence relations and symbolic points of view. Emphasis will be placed on using Calculus in problem solving and problem solving techniques will be taught. (lab included) Prerequisites: MATH 1513 or high school credit for Calculus. Offered every fall.

  • MATH2214

    Calculus II

    A continuation of Calculus I. A rigorous development of differential and integral Calculus. Topics on limits, continuity, differentials, and integration theory will be covered. Applications of derivatives and integrals and infinite Mid-America Christian University 2016-2017 – Course Descriptions 167 series and power series will be explored. Problem solving techniques will be used and the basics of logic will be used to prove theorems vital to Calculus. (lab included) Prerequisite: MATH 2114. Offered every spring semester.

  • MATH2313

    Calculus III

    A continuation of Calculus II. Vectors in the plane, parametric equations, three-dimensional vectors, solid analytic geometry, differential Calculus of functions of more than one variable with applications to directional derivatives, gradients, and line integrals are some of the topics covered. Multiple integrals will be introduced in rectangular, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Proofs of certain theorems will be explored. Prerequisite: MATH 2214. Offered every fall semester.

  • MATH3103

    Linear Algebra

    A study of the generalization of the properties of straight lines. Topics include: linear equations, matrices, determinants, vectors, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigen values and eigenvectors. Prerequisite: MATH 1513. Offered every spring.

  • MATH3303

    History of Math

    A survey of the historical development of mathematics. The focus of the course is on the progression of mathematical concepts from their origination to the present. Mathematicians who made significant contributions are highlights. Prerequisite: MATH 2214. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.

  • MATH3403

    Discrete Math

    An introduction to the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics and a foundation for the development of more advanced mathematical concepts. Some topics covered include: Number Theory, Sets and operations on sets, logic, permutations and combinations, functions, trees, graph theory and groups. Prerequisite: MATH 1513. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.

  • MATH3703

    Introduction to Statistics

    The course is a complete introduction to basic statistics as a method of analysis. Statistics is a powerful tool that is used in the business world and in the behavioral science area extensively. This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of statistical terms and formulas. The student will use Microsoft Excel as the medium technology throughout the course. Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program is required for this course. Prerequisite: MATH 1513. Offered every semester.

  • MATH4003

    College Geometry I

    This course is designed to be a “voyage” through plane geometry and its various branches. The student will be introduced to properties of axiomatic systems and investigate each system. Discussions on Euclidean and nonEuclidean Geometries will be included. Extensive use of Geometer’s Sketchpad software will be required with several laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: MATH 2313. Offered fall semester: even numbered years.

  • MATH4013

    Differential Equations

    Ordinary differential equations of first order, higher order linear equations, Laplace transform methods, series methods; numerical solution of differential equations. Application to physical sciences and engineering. Prerequisite: MATH 2313. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.

  • MATH4103

    Abstract Algebra

    A study of three themes: arithmetic, congruence, and abstract structures which are developed for integers, polynomials, rings and groups. Numbers, number theory and number systems will be taught. Prerequisite: MATH 3403. Offered spring semester: even numbered years.

  • MATH4113

    Mathematical Modeling

    Mathematical modeling is a mathematical tool for solving real world problems. In this course students study a problem-solving process. They learn how to identify a problem, construct or select appropriate models, figure out what data needs to be collected, test the validity of a model, calculate solutions and implement the model. Emphasis lies on model construction in order to promote student creativity and demonstrate the link between theoretical mathematics and real world applications. Prerequisite: MATH 2313. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.

  • MATH4203

    Mathematical Statistics

    A study of combinatorics; probability, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, generating functions, moments, special distributions, multivariate distributions, independence, distributions of functions of random variables, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression. Prerequisites: MATH 3703 and MATH 2313. Offered fall semester: odd numbered years.

  • MATH4303

    College Geometry II

    This course is designed to be a “voyage” through plane geometry and its various branches. The student will be introduced to properties of axiomatic systems and will investigate each system, including rings and groups. Discussions on non-Euclidean geometries will be included. Extensive use of Geometer’s SketchPad software will be required with several laboratory investigations. Prerequisite: MATH 4003. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.

  • MISE4103

    Programming Concepts

    This course introduces computer concepts and procedures. Simple, commonly encountered data processing algorithms will be used as examples. Program organization will be introduced from the perspective of sequence, selection, iteration and modular programming techniques. The development of effective documentation will be introduced and required with each programming assignment.

  • MISE4603

    Languages

    The student will learn various computer languages to solve typical business computer problems involving Input/Output definitions, program loops, control structures, and use of Sequential and Indexed file organizations.

  • PHYS1134

    General Physics I (with Lab)

    This is an algebra based course. This course includes mechanics in one and two dimensions, thermodynamics and/or waves; with laboratory. Prerequisites: College algebra or equivalent.

  • PHYS2104

    Physics I

    An introduction to Physics, Mechanics, Work, Energy, Water, heat, sound. Laboratory experiments coordinated with lecture topics in Physics I (mechanics, work, energy, water, heat and sound. Prerequisite: MATH 2503 or consent of instructor. Offered every Fall Semester.

  • UNIV1121

    First Year Evangel

    Designed for the first-year student, this course will explore the essential aspects of being a college student at MACU through the lens of a selected pop culture topic. Aspects to be explored include critical thinking, time management, goal setting, MACU’s mission and vision, and the unique aspects of being a MACU student and earning a MACU degree. Required for all College or Arts and Science students unless waived by the Academic Dean or his/her designee. Offered every semester.