Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Thomas Ferko
Ms. Debbie Spala
The Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences consists of the following three departments: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences. We are committed to preparing students for careers in mathematics and science and science-related fields. Our students are successfully transitioning into professional or graduate schools, into the classroom as teachers, or directly into the workforce in a variety of careers. Students have the opportunity to work with our faculty on research, present their research at California Baptist University and outside conferences, as well as work in our labs. Our diverse, highly qualified and caring faculty is interested in helping to develop the whole person so that our students will leave California Baptist University as Christian scholars who can make a positive impact in our world.
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Linn Carothers
Ms. Kimberlee Bartholomew
With programs in actuarial science, applied statistics, mathematics, and sports analytics, the department of mathematical sciences prepares students to pursue some of the top careers of today.
The actuarial science degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as an actuary or in other areas of industry dealing with risk management. With margins thinner, actuarial accuracy is more necessary than ever to the global economy. This program is designed to prepare students to take the first two actuarial exams. Also, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) has approved CBU for Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) in areas of Mathematical Statistics, Economics, and Accounting and Finance.
We offer a bachelor’s of science and of arts in applied statistics, as well as a bachelor’s of science in sports analytics. These majors prepare students to work in one of the hottest sectors with the latest technology collecting, displaying, analyzing and mining data. Students will work side-by-side with full-time professors with real world experience. Using state-of-the-art computers and software, students will analyze local and global life-changing issues and apply their results to save lives and help people. Applied statistics is doing what counts!
Our mathematics major prepares students for careers in teaching at the secondary level, research, industry, business and graduate study. With a major in math, students will learn skills that will enable them to serve God and our society in ways many people can’t. Students have an ability to make significant contributions, and we are here to help them do just that. We are concerned with more than just providing the required coursework to be a skilled mathematician; we also care about our students and want to help them prepare for the career that is right for them.
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in mathematics founded to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students and recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics at the undergraduate level. Membership is open to students who have completed at least three college mathematics courses (including at least one semester of calculus) with an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better. Members must be at least a second-semester sophomores and rank in the top 35% of their class. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Buchholz, Faculty Advisor.