Mathematics, B.A.

Bachelor of Arts
  • Female students and male student

With a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is you’ll engage in a broad spectrum of coursework in the mathematical sciences. The program is intended to give you a deep sense of the human story and the philosophical underpinning of mathematics. This is the recommended major if you intend to go into secondary teaching, or if you desire to pursue graduate work in postsecondary teaching or mathematics. There are additional elective options for a B.A. and room for you to incorporate a minor field of study.


  • Small class sizes
  • Project and research oriented coursework
  • Faculty who are experts in their field and who care about their students

Career opportunities

Common career fields for mathematics majors include statistician, computer programmer, data analyst and educator. Our graduates are well prepared for graduate-level work, including teacher credential programs and master’s level research programs.

Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.

General Education Or Other Prerequisites

CSSE 121Introduction to Scientific Programming3
MATH 120
MATH 140
Principles of Mathematics
or Pre-Calculus
PHYS 120
PHYS 130
General Physics I
or University Physics I

Required Courses (37 Units)

MATH 210Calculus I4
MATH 220Calculus II4
MATH 230Calculus III4
MATH 320Principles of Geometry3
MATH 330Abstract Algebra3
MATH 340Number Theory3
MATH 335Linear Algebra3
MATH 350Problem Solving3
MATH 360Probability and Statistical Methods3
MATH 420Real Analysis3
MATH 480History of Mathematics3
MATH 485Senior Seminar in Mathematics1

Program director

Shawn Wirts, Ph.D.
Shawn Wirts, Ph.D.

Mathematics Program Director, Assistant Professor


Ron Pratt, Ph.D.
Ron Pratt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Sciences

Manjula Peter Joseph, Ph.D.
Manjula Peter Joseph, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education