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

  • Why Bioethics Matters in Biotechnology

    David Dyer, Ph.D., executive director of Azusa Pacific's master's in biotechnology program, discusses the importance of bioethics, from a Christian perspective, in the quickly advancing field of biotechnology.

Elsewhere at APU

  • California Poet Laureate Visits APU

    Dana Gioia, poet laureate for the state of California, visited APU as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture series.

  • Assemblymember's Swearing-in Encourages Optimism

    Surrounded by family, friends, and elected officials, California’s new Assemblymember to the 48th District Blanca E. Rubio, ’99, M.A. ’03 (D), took the oath of office before a standing-room-only crowd on January 28 at APU's Munson Chapel.

  • APU Hosts Night of Champions with Raiders' Derek Carr

    Azusa Pacific University and Fellowship of Christian Athletes invite Southern California teenagers, as well as their pastors, coaches, teachers, parents, and friends to campus for a dynamic evening with Oakland Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr.