MATHEMATICS

Deerfield, IL


WHY STUDY MATHEMATICS AT TIU?

Theories and formulas are only part of the equation; to fully understand math, it must be applied to life. Trinity math majors have completed summer research projects evaluating cost-effective vaccines and been hired for jobs at companies such as Abbott, Allstate, Baxter, and Trustmark.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Mathematics majors are able to finish their degree in 3-4 years. Mathematics requires 45 hours.

DID YOU KNOW?

Mathematics graduates from Trinity have gone on to work at the national headquarters of Allstate, Walgreens, Trustmark Insurance, and the National Security Agency.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Mathematics major is designed to equip you with quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills. This major is ideal if you are considering graduate study in pure or applied mathematics or if you are interested in a career in business, actuarial science, or related scientific and technological fields.

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

COURSEWORK:

Mathematics requires 47 hours, making it robust in itself but leaving room to combine with other interests or electives. Interesting courses include:

  • History of Mathematics
  • Number Theory
  • Financial Management

Mathematics Courses

REQUIRED COURSES
Course Title Credits
CS 112 Intermediate Spreadsheets,
Databases, and Word Processing
2 hours
CS 120 Computer Programming I 3 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
MA 122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 hours
MA 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 4 hours
MA 331 Linear Algebra 3 hours
MA 335 Differential Equations 3 hours
MA 340 History of Mathematics 4 hours
MA 412 Geometry 3 hours
MA 420 Number Theory 3 hours
MA 445
or
MA 498
Internship Professional Experience 0-6 hours
SUPPORTING COURSES
Select one of the following sequences: 8 hours
Course Title Credits
CH 111
& CH 112
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
PHY 111
& PHY 112
General Physics I
and General Physics II
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED COURSES
Course Title Credits
BUS 411 Financial Management
PH 170 Logic
MA 324 Mathematical Statistics II
Total Hours   44–46 hours
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE EMPHASIS
Course Title Credits
Required courses
MA 324 Mathematical Statistics II 1 hour
MA 360 Theory of interest 3 hours
BUS 207 Microeconomics 3 hours
BUS 208 Macroeconomics 3 hours
BUS 221 Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
BUS 411 Financial Management 3 hours
Highly Recommended Courses for the Actuarial Science Emphasis
MA 390 Actuarial Examination Preparation
BUS 201 Introduction to Business Law
BUS 490 Seminar in Business and Management Ethics
Total Hours 19 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Finance Computational Biologist
Accountant Cryptologist
Actuary Engineer
Financial Analyst Climatologist
Epidemiologist Computer Science
Biostatistician Software Engineer

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