At a Glance

Program units

52

Areas of Study

  • Applied Math
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Secondary Math Education

Accreditation

WASC

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Overview

APU’s mathematics major prepares students to turn numbers into meaningful information. The degree provides a foundation in calculus, discrete mathematics, linear and abstract algebra, differential equations, computer programming, and physics. Students may then tailor the remainder of the curriculum to their intended profession using one of four tracks: general math, secondary math education, applied math, and graduate school prep.

In addition, students may choose between either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Both degrees have the same mathematics requirements, which include a balance of pure and applied mathematics, but the B.S. degree requires a minor in physics, chemistry, or computer science. Mathematics majors leave APU equipped to put mathematical expertise to practical use to help organizations make informed, intelligent decisions and solve complex problems.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a mathematics major if you:

  • Enjoy numbers, puzzles, and mental challenges.
  • Are thorough and detail oriented.
  • Enjoy problem solving and logical reasoning.

Learn more about this major.

“Being a part of the mathematics program at APU has been one of the biggest blessings during my time here. The professors are kind, approachable, and I can tell they really care about me and my future.”

Tamara Comeau ’13

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.