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Corban University

Mathematics

Portland Oregon Mathematics Degree

Was mathematics invented or discovered? This is one of the many questions you will encounter and work through as your progress in your mathematics education at Corban. You will be challenged to see mathematics as useful and beautiful, see mathematics as a form of worship, and enrich your faith as you develop a better understanding of God’s awesome mind and character. On top of this, you will graduate with a desirable degree that reveals skills in attention to detail, acute logical thinking, and advanced problem-solving.

Corban’s math graduates go on to a number of jobs and educational pursuits, including—but not limited to—work as mathematics educators, actuaries, engineers, city planning coordinators, entrepreneurs, statisticians, and further studies in mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, computer science, and engineering.

Math students at Corban choose between degrees in mathematics or mathematics education, depending on their career goals. Both options offer small class sizes, personal mentoring by faculty, and unique opportunities to equip you for success.

Is Mathematics the right major for you?

If some of the following resonate with you, majoring in mathematics or mathematics education is a great route to explore:

  • You enjoy solving puzzles.
  • You find joy in helping others understand how things work.
  • You enjoy studying languages.
  • You like working with numbers.
  • You enjoy the reward of hard work and perseverance.
  • You tend to think logically and observe patterns and symbols in the world around you.
  • You enjoy working with computers and technology.

What You’ll Learn

Corban’s mathematics program will challenge you to effectively apply quantitative tools and logical thinking to solve problems, apply mathematical concepts in real-world problems, understand the development and importance of mathematical proof, and develop competencies in a number of classical and contemporary areas of mathematics. Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Linear Algebra
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Number Theory
  • Mathematical Cryptology
  • Real Analysis
  • History of Mathematics

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Computer Programming

Corban students get hands-on experience in computer programming in several higher-level languages throughout Corban’s mathematics curriculum. For example, students learn Python in number theory and complete semester projects involving the coding of procedures and algorithms in cryptology and computational mathematics.

Intercollegiate Competitions and Events

Corban students are encouraged to attend a variety of intercollegiate events and competitions. Students typically participate in Willamette University’s yearly Blokus tournament and Central Washington University’s annual Kryptos challenge.

Biblical Perspective

At Corban, we believe mathematics is the development of language and discovery of truth relating to the order God placed in Creation. This discovery leads to a richer view of God’s amazing mind and person. As a result, mathematics leads us to worship. Combined with Corban’s Liberal Arts and Bible core, students will graduate as mathematically minded Christians who are equipped to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ wherever they are called.

 

Meet Corban’s Faculty

Evan Hedlund, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Megan Boes, Assistant Professor of Mathematics