The Mathematics department provides training in a Christian environment, preparing students for teaching careers, research and graduate studies in pure and applied mathematics.
The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science has lucrative job outcome potential and integrates mathematical and business principles – particularly statistics, accounting and finance. Graduates are prepared to enter insurance industries, the public sector and the federal government. And graduates are 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.
This multi-disciplinary major prepares students to enter an in-demand profession. Today, data scientists analyze data and possess programming skills, but Vanguard University graduates 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 are prepared for 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.
This program emphasizes both pure and applied mathematics. The fundamental theories and principles of mathematics are taught as well as their applications.
Computer science and data analytics are now basic, fundamental skills in all industry sectors. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program will produce graduates who have excellent program-solving capabilities who will thrive in an increasingly multi-disciplinary marketplace. The program curriculum includes courses in data structure, algorithm theory, operating systems, computer architecture, programming language, software engineering and cybersecurity. The major is flexible and includes the option for coursework in Business and Marketing and Communication departments.
The mathematics minor consists of 21 units including courses such as calculus, biostatistics, number theory and probability.
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).