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Mathematics Majors

Study Mathematics at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll experience learning in a supportive faith-based community integrating your personal faith and values with your technical skills in math to help you make a difference in the world. You’ll graduate with substantial experience on your résumé and contacts in the field—equipped to meet the rapidly increasing demand for mathematically trained professionals. You’ll develop your expertise by pursuing original research projects with faculty and secure internships with well-known organizations, standing out to future employers with solid evidence of your skills. Depending on your unique career goals, you can choose between a BA or BS in mathematics, or pursue an optional secondary math education track. Through an Integrated Bachelor’s/Credential in Mathematics, you can also earn your undergraduate degree and a Single-Subject Teaching Credential in a total of 4 years or consider a 4+1 pathway to gain your undergraduate degree and a Masters in Applied Statistics and Data Science in a total of 5 years. 

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action        (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Information

  • Program Unit: 58-60


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Learn from faculty committed to living out their faith through teaching.
  • Build a solid foundation in calculus, algebra, geometry, statistics, and more.
  • Use mathematical reasoning to make wise decisions regarding complex phenomena.
  • Land internships with well-known organizations.
  • Design and carry out original research projects with faculty-mentors.

By the Numbers

29 % Projected increase in math occupations from 2021-31.
1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best ´Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty Ratio


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Program Details

A student who majors in mathematics has the option of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Both degrees have the same mathematics requirements, but the BS degree requires a minor in physics, chemistry, or computer science.

Students interested in the mathematics major may also wish to consider the statistics minor or the data science minor—students are permitted to earn one of these in addition to the mathematics major.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as or The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Bryant Mathews

Bryant Mathews

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Sharon McCathern

Sharon McCathern

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Edwin Ding

Edwin Ding

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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$200,000 NSF Grant Supports Students STEM Identity through Learning Assistant Program

APU recently received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effectiveness of learning assistants in the classroom and the experience of historically underrepresented students in STEM.​

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

Related Programs

Applied Mathematics Major

  • Azusa

Available Concentrations:

Standard Applied Mathematics Track, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics and Data Science

Applied Statistics and Data Science, MS

  • Azusa

Available Concentrations:

Biostatistics, Business Analytics