The William Jessup University Mathematics program prepares students to serve as Christians in a wide range fields including business, education, science, and engineering. In addition to developing strong logical, analytical, and computational skills, the program seeks to model Christian maturity and to guide students as they discover the glory of God in mathematics.
Students who graduate with a Mathematics major will be able to:
- Think logically and analytically
- Demonstrate problem statement and solution proficiency
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematics in both written and verbal form
- Apply mathematics to other disciplines
- Be prepared for graduate study and employment in mathematics
- Integrate mathematics into a Christian worldview
“Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase by 22 percent during the 2008–18 decade, which is much faster than average for all occupations. Advancements in technology usually lead to expanding applications of mathematics, and more workers with knowledge of mathematics will be required in the future. However, jobs in industry and government often require advanced knowledge of related scientific disciplines in addition to mathematics. The most common fields in which mathematicians study and find work are computer science and software development, physics, engineering, and operations research. Many mathematicians also are involved in financial analysis and in life sciences research.”
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Teaching at the secondary school level is also a typical career for mathematicians; school districts highly value educators with a single subject teaching credential in mathematics.
Future expansion of the mathematics program shall include electives and alternative tracks of study (e.g. concentration in computer science). Departmental expansion may also include additional support for teacher education (e.g., classes necessary for a single subject teaching credential) and additional options for general education (e.g., calculus for non-majors). Expansion of the program will be dictated by student interest and faculty availability.