Mathematics Overview

The Mathematics program will prepare you to serve in the marketplace in a wide range of 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.

“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…. 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 path for mathematicians; school districts highly value educators with a single subject teaching credential in mathematics. The Math program at WJU can easily be coupled with a credential to allow you to teach Math in the public or private setting.

Distinctives

  • Logical, analytical, and computational skill development
  • Small class sizes
  • Capstone course
  • Christ-centered, faith based courses
  • Personalized advising
  • WASC Accredited

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Computer science and software development
  • Education
  • Business/Financial analysis
  • Life science research
  • Operations research
  • Physics
  • Engineering
Featured Faculty
Co-Chair Division of Natural and Applied Sciences, Chair - Biology Department,
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
A little over 5 years ago I met with Bryce Jessup over lunch and we discussed the possibility of initiating a science department, of which, Jessup did not have at the time. He recommended I meet with David Nystrom and share my vision for Science at Jessup. Through God’s unmerited favor and His provision of the right people at the right time, we now can honestly state that currently the Natural and Applied Science Division is the second largest at Jessup. Jessup is my academic home, and the faculty and staff are my academic family, whom I am humbly indebted to. There is no plan B.