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Mathematics

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The Mathematics department provides training in a Christian environment, preparing 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 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.

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Engineering Physics

This major trains students to strategically tackle complex 21st-century technology problems in the multidisciplinary areas of science, engineering and physics. This program provides students with a firm foundation in physics, mathematics and engineering design - plus develops exceptional problem - solving skills. The attraction of the major is flexibility: take classes in engineering, math, and science based on individual research goals. Graduates are competitive for admission into top graduate programs in physics, mathematics, chemistry or engineering. 

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Data Science

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.

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Mathematics

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

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Computer Science

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.

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Mathematics Minor

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

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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).

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Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Angela Armen

Adjunct Faculty

Minh Can

Adjunct
Ceri Hill

Ceri Hill

Adjunct Faculty
Laily Jefferson

Laily Jefferson

Adjunct Faculty
Keisha Lee

Keisha Lee

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Adjunct Professor of Liberal Studies
Sarah Nguyen

Sarah Nguyen

Adjunct Faculty
Noushin Seddighzadeh

Noushin Seddighzadeh

Adjunct Mathematics
Thomas Shirey

Thomas Shirey

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Monique Wonderly

Monique Wonderly

Adjunct

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