MathematicsBachelor of Science

A passion for numbers

The opportunities available to individuals with stellar math skills are vast, which is why our math degree program offers several tracks, including education, engineering and computer science.

Start your future in mathematics.

Program Highlights

Getting a Mathematics Degree Really Adds Up

Most careers require a basic understanding of mathematics, but if numbers are your passion, there are several math-oriented careers to choose from, and high demand for individuals skilled in this discipline.

Academic Resources

Access to library and academic support services

Interactive Classrooms

Collaborative instruction in interactive classroom environments

Community of Learners

Finally, you will become part of a community of learners with other mathematicians and math majors who will support you as you progress through the curriculum.

Mathematica Software

The computer algebra software, Mathematica, is used in many of our courses. You will learn to use this professional grade software, which is a skill that is transferable to the workplace.

Highly Qualified Faculty

The full-time faculty members in the math department teach the required courses for the mathematics major and consist of highly qualified professors who are available to students.

Career Services

Helpful career guidance

“I think the positive Christian environment and role models at Friends University make for a great educational experience and exhibit a family and caring atmosphere that have helped me throughout my career.”

Ardith Rooney Dunn, Health and Physical Education, Math Major

Tracks

Focus Areas

A math degree from Friends University provides students with a common math core, and specific instruction in one of the following tracks, depending on your individual interests:

  • EducationEducation for students whose goal is to teach high school or middle school math
  • Pre-EngineeringPre-engineering for students who will seek an engineering program
  • Computer ScienceComputer science for students who are interested in pursuing a career that involves computers
  • General MathematicsGeneral mathematics for students interested in pursuing mathematics as a career or a graduate degree

Program Outcomes

  • Solve problems using calculus concepts.
  • Solve problems using algebraic concepts.
  • Solve real world problems using mathematical concepts.
  • Prove theoretical mathematical concepts.

Featured Faculty

Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University
Nora Strasser

Dr. Nora Strasser

  • Professor of Mathematics; Division Chair of Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.S., M.A., University of South Dakota; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

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