Preparing Faithful Experts

The Department of Mathematics and Physics, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and located in the Segerstrom Science Center, offers three majors and two minors.

The Department of Mathematics and Physics provides rigorous training in mathematics and physics within a supportive environment. Students learn alongside faculty trained at world-class universities who are committed to living out their faith through innovative teaching and thoughtful mentoring. The department’s programs prepare students to use their math and physics expertise to help cultivate nature and society as part of a faithful life of service.

Learn more about our faculty, programs, courses, and student opportunities, including our math and physics fellowships that are awarded to two freshmen each year. You can also follow us on Facebook for department news, photos, and articles.

Mission Statement

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Azusa Pacific University:

  1. offers undergraduate degree programs in mathematics and physics and a single-subject waiver for a teaching credential in mathematics;
  2. provides General Education mathematics and science courses consistent with the outcomes of a liberal arts education; and
  3. prepares students for graduate study or success in their chosen careers.
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

Department of Mathematics and Physics

  • Academic Advising for Math and Physics

     Math and Physics majors are required to attend Academic Advising each semester. Our advisors will meet with students individually October 24 & 25 for new freshmen and transfer students and October 26 & 27 for returning students.

    An appointment calendar has been made available for students to sign up with the...

  • Math and Physics RESEARCH DAY

    Math and Physics RESEARCH DAY will be Friday, November 4, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the Perry Lecture Hall. All are welcome to attend to hear student summer research presentations. Pizza will be served.

  • Friday Night Math Book Discussion

    The Math & Physics Fellowship will host Friday Night Math, book discussion, on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in Segerstrom 141. All are welcome. Math & Physics Fellow, Annika Gittins, will lead the discussion on Chapter 3: Infinity, from the book, Mathematics: Through the Eyes of...

  • Math and Physics GAME NIGHT

    It's time for a Game Night, Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in Segerstrom 170. There will be several games for you to join in or bring your own favorite game to teach us. Pizza will be provided. Questions? Email:

Elsewhere at APU

  • APU Conducts Groundbreaking Dead Sea Scrolls Research

    APU professors and alumni participated in groundbreaking new research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, sponsored by the Museum of the Bible. The research examines 13 never-before-published Dead Sea Scroll fragments and represents four years of study.