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: Timothy J. Iverson
Associate Program Director: Dr. Robert L. Tomlinson, Jr.

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 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 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 125 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 60 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. 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 and Worldview (BT 111)
    • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
    • Theology: God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
    • Theology: Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
    • Theology: The Church and Final Things (BT 331)
    • Biblical Theology Elective
    • Bible/Theology Electives* (6 credits)
    • Chapel (CCS 110)
    • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Educational Ministries (3 credits)  
    • Teaching Bible** (EM 321) or Homiletics 1** (BT 322)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)  
    • Missions and Evangelism 1** (ICS 104)
  • Applied Mathematics (42/45 credits)  
    • Numerical Computation (CS 270)
    • Pre-Calculus (MAT 162) or demonstrated proficiency
    • Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory (MAT 210)
    • Discrete Mathematics (MAT/CS 220)
    • Mathematical Logic (MAT 240)
    • Differential Equations (MAT 260)
    • Probability and Statistics (MAT 310)
    • Analytic Statistics (MAT 315)
    • 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
  • General Studies (38 credits)  
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
    • Microeconomics (ECN 205)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
    • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
    • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
    • Survey of Mathematics (MAT 130)
    • Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1 (MAT 172)
    • Analytic Geometry & Calculus 2 (MAT 182)
    • Biological Science and Lab (SCI 245) or Earth Science and Lab (SCI 235)
    • Humanities Elective

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

Award: Bachelor of Science

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