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.
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.
credit hours (ba)
credit hours (bS)
Developing A Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
Foundations for Excellence
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.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
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)
One laboratory science (BA)
15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S)
selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
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
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.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
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.
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