Mathematics

Overview

Welcome to the Grace College Mathematics Program. We are dedicated to developing concepts and applications, and sharpening skills in mathematics. Math is the language of Creation and we welcome you to join us in its exploration.

This major fits students who like math and are good problem solvers. Students are prepared for careers in business, computer technology, science, and related areas. A strong foundation is also provided for graduate studies. Surveys show continuing opportunities for math majors during coming years and decades.

Course Requirements for a B.A. or B.S. Mathematics

Course Requirements for a Mathematics Minor

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

ISM 1100 Introduction to Technology

During this course students will be exposed to a wide range of IT topics and terminology. Coverage will be divided between personal computer hardware components and troubleshooting, and introductory programming concepts.

MAT 3130 Linear Algebra

This class is an introductory course in matrices and vector spaces. We will study the arithmetic of matrices and how to utilize matrices to solve systems of linear equations. Our study of matrices will give us a natural entry point into the theory of vector spaces. We will study the vector space axioms and their consequences, and finish the class by investigating the major theorems involving linear transformations and bases of vector spaces.

MAT 3200 Probability & Statistics

This is an introductory course in probability and statistics. Topics covered include probability theorems and models, statistical techniques, and practices for applying statistical techniques in the world around us.

MAT 3280 Modern Geometry

This course is a thorough investigation of the axioms and theorems of Euclidean geometry. Throughout this course we will also cover several topics in non-Euclidean geometry, symbolic logic, and axiomatic systems in general. This course is designed to thoroughly equip a future high school teacher with the content knowledge needed to successfully teach geometry.

MAT 4140 Modern Algebra

Standard algebra is a study of the arithmetic structure of numbers, and of functions of numbers. There are other objects that we study in mathematics besides numbers, and consequently other arithmetic structures; for example, matrices, functions, and permutations. Modern Algebra is the study of general arithmetic structures, and of functions of these general structures. In this course we study the axioms of group theory and develop the body of theorems associated with these axioms. If time permits, we will also investigate the axioms and theorems of ring theory and field theory. 

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