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

  • Faculty Notes: Rick Sturdivant, Ph.D.

    Learn more about Sturdivant's recent publication.

  • Faculty Notes: Rick Sturdivant, Ph.D.

    Learn more about Sturdivant's recent presentation.

  • Math and Faith Discussion

    Math and Faith Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the Math and Faith Discussion on Friday, March 17 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SEGC174. The discussion will be lead by Math & Physics Fellow, Jessica John, on Chapter 5: “Chance” from the book, “Mathematics: Through the Eyes of Faith” by James...

  • Math & Physics GAME NIGHT

    GAME NIGHT – Friday, March 17, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in SEGC170.

    Nothing but Fun! All mathematics and physics majors and minors are invited to attend and join in a game of Taboo, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, or perhaps a game you would like to bring. Pizza is...

  • 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 during the week of March 20 – 23, 2017. An appointment calendar has been made available to students to sign up with the advisor of their choice. Missing advising will delay...