Think critically, analytically, and logically.

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.

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.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Kinesiology, Science & Mathematics
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Program Details

    • Major Credit Hours: 36 (requires minor)
    • Minor Credit Hours: 24
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Career Opportunities

    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.
  • Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan for a major in Mathematics.

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Mathematics degree requires the following classes:

  • MAT-131 Calculus I (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-132 Calculus II (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-233 Differential Equations (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-234 Multivariate Calculus (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-241 Applied Linear Algebra (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-243 Discrete Mathematics (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-245 Mathematical Proofs (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-251 Probability and Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-333 Real Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-341 Modern Algebra (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-380 Internship (3 credit hours)
  • MAT-400 Capstone Seminar: The History of Mathematical Sciences (3 credit hours)

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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