Unlock the mysteries of the universe!  Outstanding teacher/student ratios give you lots of interaction with highly-qualified professors who always make time for their students and provide work opportunities within the department.  Develop critical and creative thinking skills that will enhance success in graduate school as well as in your own medical or dental office, research laboratory, or classroom.  Become a part of the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields as their global significance continues to expand.

 

Programs

Mathematics (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics is one of four mathematics programs offered by Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The great mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss called mathematics “the Queen of the Sciences.” The Mathematics program at Southwestern Adventist University aims to give each student an understanding of basic mathematics and its applications to solving problems expressible by algebraic equations and inequalities. The department also seeks to provide the foundation necessary for teaching the subject at the elementary or secondary level, or for the pursuance of graduate-level studies in mathematics.

Mathematics (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics is one of four mathematics programs offered by Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. This program requires that the student select a minor in any area of their choosing. The great mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss called mathematics “the Queen of the Sciences.” The Mathematics program at Southwestern Adventist University aims to give each student an understanding of basic mathematics and its applications to solving problems expressible by algebraic equations and inequalities. The department also seeks to provide the foundation necessary for teaching the subject at the elementary or secondary level, or for the pursuance of graduate-level studies in mathematics.

Mathematical Physics (B.S.)

Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences offers two majors having a very strong emphasis in Physics: These are the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Physics and Bachelor of Science in Physical Science -Secondary Teacher Certification with concentration in Physics. Studying physics can be a valuable part of a broad education. Students who combine mastery of the basic principles and methods of physics with the outlook and adaptability provided by a liberal Christian education will find themselves well-prepared for a variety of careers.

Mathematics (B.S.) (Secondary Teaching Certification)

Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences offers three majors leading to teacher certification. These are the Bachelor of Science in Physical Science -Secondary Teacher Certification with concentration in Physics, the Bachelor of Science in Physical Science -Secondary Teacher Certification with concentration in Chemistry and the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Teacher Certification. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics -Secondary Teacher Certification is done in conjunction with Southwestern Adventist University’s Education Department. Students must make a formal application for admittance to its Teacher Education Program. Completion of the requirements for the Mathematics major in addition to the completion of the Education Department’s Professional Development block of courses for Secondary Teacher Certification is required for meeting the requirements of this Mathematics degree.

Chemistry (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is one of four exciting Chemistry programs offered by Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The other programs are the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Science in Physical Science-Secondary Teacher Certification with concentration in Chemistry.

The aim of the Chemistry program is to develop in students the ability to think critically and creatively. The chemistry curriculum is designed to provide the student with a strong background in the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry. The major will serve as a solid foundation upon which the candidate can build a professional career or a more specialized graduate program.

Chemistry (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry is one of four exciting chemistry programs offered by Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The other programs are the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Science in Physical Science-Secondary Teacher Certification with concentration in Chemistry. The aim of the chemistry program is to develop in students the ability to think critically and creatively. The chemistry curriculum is designed to provide the student with a strong background in the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry. The major will serve as a solid foundation upon which the candidate can build a professional career or a more specialized graduate program.

Biochemistry (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is one of four exciting Chemistry programs offered by Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The other programs are the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Science in Physical Science-Secondary Teacher Certification with concentration in Chemistry.

The aim of the chemistry program is to develop in students the ability to think critically and creatively. The chemistry curriculum is designed to provide the student with a strong background in the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry. The major will serve as a solid foundation upon which the candidate can build a professional career or a more specialized graduate program.

Physical Science (B.S.) (Secondary Teaching Certification, Chemistry or Physics Emphasis)

Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences offers two courses of study leading to Secondary Teacher Certification in Physical Science. One major has an emphasis in Physics and the other has an emphasis in Chemistry. These programs are done in conjunction with Southwestern Adventist University’s Education Department. Students must make a formal application for admittance to its Teacher Education Program. Completion of the requirements for the Physical Science with a Chemistry emphasis major in addition to the completion of the Education Department’s Professional Development block of courses for Secondary Teacher Certification is required for meeting the requirements of this Physical Science degree.

Your Future

Careers

Most of Southwestern’s Mathematics and Physical Science graduates go on to graduate school or employment directly related to their chosen field, which can be unusual.  Students are prepared to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, clinical lab science, industry, or academia.

Sample Job Titles

  • Mathematician
  • Cryptographer
  • Economist
  • Actuary
  • Statistician
  • Educator
  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Researcher

$44,715
Average starting salary of a math degree graduate.

Faculty Profiles

Jonathan Duarte, PhD

Mathematics & Physical Science
Associate Professor
(817) 202-6503

Ryan Loga, PhD

Mathematics & Physical Science
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6737

Nicholas Madhiri, PhD

Chemistry
Associate Professor
(817) 202-6209

Gerald Springer, PhD

Chemistry
Professor and Department Chair
(817) 202-6210

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