Mathematics (BA/BS)

The course offerings for the Mathematics major provide a basic foundation for entry into careers requiring mathematical training, for teaching mathematics at the secondary level, or for graduate study in mathematics or related fields. The curriculum also provides courses that support study in computer science, business, the natural and social sciences, nursing and pre-medical studies, and teacher preparation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the DBU Mathematics department is to provide a Christ-centered quality undergraduate Mathematics major and to produce mathematically trained servant leaders who demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of pure and applied mathematics and the Christ-centered servant leadership required in the pursuit of their respective callings.

Goals of the Mathematics Program:

The overall goals of the Mathematics Department for its majors are:

  • To produce graduates who demonstrate professional responsibility and employability in the pursuit of their respective calling.

  • To produce graduates who demonstrate an understanding of the practical Christ-centered servant leadership required in the pursuit of their respective calling.

  • To produce graduates who demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of pure and applied mathematics required in the pursuit of their respective calling.

  • To produce graduates who are able to use appropriate technology to model and solve real-world problems by applying theory and applications.

  • To produce graduates who demonstrate the skills necessary to complete projects, work in teams, and make presentations.

 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14* 

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours.

(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

15

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S)

selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics 

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and

three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. 

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

60

54

Math Major

36

36

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 1406 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 2309 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

MATH 2407 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

MATH 3301 - Elementary Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 4301 - Linear Algebra

MATH 4302 - Abstract Algebra I (S-L)

MATH 4303 - Analysis I (S-L)

Plus an additional 9 credit hours of mathematics courses from:

MATH 3302 - Discrete Mathematics

MATH 3305 - Differential Equations

MATH 3307 - Introduction to Numerical Methods

MATH 3308 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MATH 4306 - Abstract Algebra II

MATH 4307 - Analysis II

Substitutions for the required courses may be approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In addition, it is recommended that every mathematics major take at least two semesters of computer science and two semesters of physics.

Electives

Upper-Level
Lower or Upper-Level

21
3

21
9

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

MINOR IN MATHEMATICS

See information about the Mathematics minor here.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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