The mathematics major provides a solid foundation in the discipline and prepares students for work in a variety of fields. Highly developed logic and problem solving skills make mathematics graduates attractive candidates for many business and government positions. This degree is often used as a basis for graduate studies in mathematics, law and business.
"I'm currently working on a master’s degree in mathematics at Western Michigan University and am currently applying to the Ph.D. program there. Glorifying God through the study of the beauty of his creation through mathematics is a big passion of mine; it is something I also desire to pass on to others. Mathematics can be hard to wrap you mind around – yet serve the God who made mathematics! How great is that? I am very blessed to have gone to Cornerstone for my undergraduate degree. I had many godly examples of academics to study under, and because of the wide knowledge base I have from taking many Bible, science and math classes at CU, I have many tools with which to tackle problems." Christopher Segroves (’07)
What can I do with this major?
Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics typically accept positions as analysts, engineers, managers and actuaries in business, research or government. Actuarial science, operations research and statistical analysis recruit mathematics graduates. Earning an advanced degree in mathematics opens opportunities such as research and development and cryptography. It is also an excellent foundation for graduate study in business, law, linguistics and theology.
Why choose Mathematics at Cornerstone?
An undergraduate degree in mathematics is highly desirable for advanced education in a wide variety of professional fields. Personal satisfaction and pay levels are well above average, and mathematics majors are in demand by employers. Cornerstone’s Christian perspective will help you to experience mathematics as a window to the beauty, creativity and order that God expresses in his creation.
Interesting classes I may take?
You’ll take classes in calculus, discrete mathematics, statistics, geometry, abstract algebra and analysis.
What are grads doing now?
Teaching mathematics, actuaries, engineers, business managers, pursuing graduate education.