Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Applied Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Applied Mathematics is a unique, four-year degree program offered at Emmaus Bible College. This double major will prepare student to impact the world through their faith in Jesus Christ and their capacity to solve real-world problems that require mathematical and reasoning skills.

Program Director: Mr. Tim Iverson
Associate Program Director: Dr. Bob Tomlinson

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics.
  2. Acquire a general knowledge of various other branches of mathematics.
  3. Develop a working knowledge of mathematical methods pertinent to operational interests in the private/public sectors.
  4. Design and program mathematical models and apply mathematical analysis and problem solving-skills in the workplace.
  5. Extrapolate his/her mathematical knowledge and skills to new situations.
  6. Discover ways in which mathematics relates to his/her faith in the Creator, Jesus Christ.
Program Admission Requirements
  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Completion of courses MAT 162 Pre-Calculus with grade C (2.0) or better or demonstrated proficiency based on placement test scores.
  3. Prior to the sophomore year, a student must declare a major in Applied Mathematics.
  4. At the beginning of the sophomore year, students must apply for entrance into the program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application. After the application has been received, the Mathematics faculty will review it. Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
  5. Payment of all applicable additional fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in their annual statement of fees
Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Applied Mathematics Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 128 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 65 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet the course requirements in the following areas:
  • Bible/Theology (39 credits)  
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Hermeneutics (BT 250)
    • Theology 1 (BT 205)
    • Theology 2 (BT 210)
    • Theology 3 (BT 305)
    • Theology 4 (BT 310)
    • Bible and Theology Electives**
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)  
    • Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
  • Inter-Area Studies (5 credits)  
    • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
    • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-402/3)
    • Chapel Attendance (IAS 110)
    • Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
  • Applied Mathematics (42/45 credits)  
    • Numerical Computation (CS 270)
    • Survey of Mathematics (MAT 130)
    • Pre-Calculus (MAT 162) or demonstrated proficiency
    • Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory (MAT 210)
    • Differential Equations (MAT 260)
    • Analytical Statistics (MAT 315)
    • Probability and Statistics (MAT 310)
    • Discrete Mathematics (MAT/CS 360)
    • Numerical Analysis (MAT/CS 365)
    • Operations Research (MAT 430)
    • Mathematical Methods in Private/Public Sectors (MAT 450)
    • Systems Simulation (MAT/CS 470)
    • Applied Mathematics Internship (MAT 480)
    • Applied Mathematics Electives
  • Humanities (15 credits)  
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
    • Logical Analysis (PH 108)
  • Social Sciences (12 credits)  
    • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History (HIS 235/236)
    • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
    • Introduction to Archaeology/OT Archaeology (ARC 102)
    • Microeconomics (ECN 205)
  • Natural Sciences (12 credits)  
    • Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1 (MAT 172)
    • Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2 (MAT 182)
    • Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 241)
    • Introduction to Human Biology Lab (SCI 242)

*meets Bible-Related requirement
 **at least one book study required

Award: Bachelor of Science

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