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The Mathematics department seeks to provide training in a Christian environment needed to prepare students for teaching careers, research, and graduate studies in pure and applied mathematics.

Actuarial Science

The bachelor of science in Actuarial Science has lucrative job outcome potential and integrates mathematical and business principles – particularly statistics, accounting and finance. Graduates will be prepared to enter insurance industries as well as the public sector or the federal government. And, graduates will be academically equipped to apply for the first level of professional certification from either the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society. A new computing lab for applied mathematics was constructed in 2018 from over $65,000 in grant funds.

Data Science

This multi-disciplinary major will prepare students to enter an in-demand profession. Today, data scientists analyze data and possess programming skills but Vanguard University graduates will master the full spectrum of the data science lifecycle and possess flexibility and understanding to maximize returns at each phase of the data science process. Alumni will be prepared to progress toward a graduate degree in BIG DATA. This major blends skills and knowledge from mathematics, statistics, business, computer science and research methodologies. A new computing lab for applied mathematics was constructed in 2018 from over $65,000 in grant funds.


This program will emphasize both pure and applied mathematics. The fundamental theories and principles of mathematics are taught as well as their applications.

Mathematics Minor

The mathematics minor consists of 21 units including courses such as calculus, biostatistics, number theory, and probability.

Single Subject Matter Program: Mathematics

The single subject matter programs allow students to complete their subject matter competency through undergraduate coursework, in a traditional format for preparation in pursuing a post-bachelor's teaching credential. This program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

A Sampling of Mathematics Courses

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics

Number Theory

Abstract Algebra

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Sarah Nguyen

Sarah Nguyen

Thomas Shirey

Thomas Shirey

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