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Mathematics

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Students of mathematics receive rigorous training in a Christian environment to prepare them for careers in elementary education, secondary education, or for graduate studies in mathematics. The department also provides background courses in mathematics necessary for other areas of study such as physics, chemistry, biology, or kinesiology. We emphasize both pure and applied mathematics. The fundamental theories and principles of mathematics are taught as well as their applications. This program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Actuarial Science

Approved to launch fall 2019, this major 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

Approved to launch fall 2019, this new multi-disciplinary major will prepare students to enter an in-demand profession. Today, data scientists analyze data and possess programming skills but Vanguard University data science alumni 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.

Mathematics Major

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.

Accreditations

West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Awesome Biology
Assemblies of God
Awesome Biology
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

A Sampling of Mathematics Courses

MATH 285

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics

A course for both mathematics and mathematics education majors.Covers the fundamentals of axiomatic proof theory including laws of inference, set theory, induction, cardinality, relations and functions.

MATH 330

Number Theory

Number Theory

Divisibility properties of integers, prime numbers, the Euclidean algorithm, the unique factorization theorem, congruences, Fermat’s theorem, Wilson’s theorem, Diophantine equations, number-theoretic functions, and the quadratic reciprocity theorem.

MATH 410

Abstract Algebra

Abstract Algebra

An introduction to modern ideas of algebra, set theory, groups, rings, and fields.

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Robert Frampton

Robert Frampton

Arthur Lee

Arthur Lee

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Sarah Nguyen

Sarah Nguyen

Thomas Shirey

Thomas Shirey

Mr., Adjunct
Duy Tran

Duy Tran

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