Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Mathematics
A degree in mathematics from Graceland puts students in possession of extremely highdemand skills in this datadriven world.
Those studying for a mathematics degree gain access to a firstclass education that takes advantage of Graceland’s small class sizes and realworld application. Mathematics students can pursue a multitude of careers in a supportive environment that develops their skills in logic and problemsolving. Graceland’s mathematics students find success in a variety of fields and can enter into graduate study or their career with confidence that their education has prepared them for whatever is next.
“Graceland is a great place to be a math major. When I graduated I felt prepared and confident to start graduate school. The professors are incredibly accessible and supportive; they truly want you to succeed.”
– Erin Dolecheck ’19
Why Graceland?
 The mathematics faculty are experts in their field. All have earned their PhD.
 Secondary education endorsement is available for those interested in teaching math.

Graceland students are wellprepared and successful in graduate programs
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Potential Careers
What Actuaries Do
Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.
Pay:
The median annual wage for actuaries was $108,350 in May 2019.
Job Outlook
Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 20 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 5,000 new jobs over the 10year period. Actuaries will be needed to develop, price, and evaluate a variety of insurance products and calculate the costs of new, emerging risks.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm
What Financial Analyst Do
Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions.
Pay:
The median annual wage for financial analysts was $85,660 in May 2018.
Job Outlook
Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and the need for indepth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/businessandfinancial/financialanalysts.htm
What Mathematicians and Statisticians Do
Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems.
Pay:
The median annual wage for mathematicians was $105,030 in May 2019.
The median annual wage for statisticians was $91,160 in May 2019.
Job Outlook
Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need these workers to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematiciansandstatisticians.htm
What Market Research Analysts Do
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service.
Pay:
The median annual wage for market research analysts was $63,790 in May 2019.
Job Outlook
Employment of market research analysts is projected to grow 20 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by an increased use of data and market research across many industries.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/businessandfinancial/marketresearchanalysts.htm
What High School Teachers Do
High school teachers teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
Pay:
The median annual wage for high school teachers was $61,660 in May 2019.
Job Outlook
Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for high school teachers.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/educationtrainingandlibrary/highschoolteachers.htm
What Personal Financial Advisors Do
Personal financial advisors provide advice to help individuals manage their finances and plan for their financial future.
Pay:
The median annual wage for personal financial advisors was $87,850 in May 2019.
Job Outlook
Employment of personal financial advisors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population ages and life expectancies rise, demand for financial planning services should increase.
Source: bls.gov/ooh/businessandfinancial/personalfinancialadvisors.htm
BA Degree — Mathematics Major
Majors in Mathematics must complete the essential education requirements and the following courses:
 CSIT1100 Principles of Computing 3 s.h.
 MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
 MATH1510 Calculus I 4 s.h.
 MATH1520 Calculus II 4 s.h.
 MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics 3 s.h.
 MATH2510 Calculus III 4 s.h.
 MATH3330 Modern Algebra 3 s.h.
 MATH3340 Linear Algebra 3 s.h.
 MATH4370 Mathematical Modeling 3 s.h.
 Upper division Mathematics elective 9 s.h.
Completion of the Mathematics Assessment Exam. A student completing a double major in Computer Science/Information Technology and Mathematics will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree.
Mathematics Minor
A minor in Mathematics requires 18 semester hours of Mathematics, to include MATH1510 and 6 s.h. of Mathematics electives numbered 2000 or higher. May not include DEVL1200, MATH1200, or MATH1280.
Teacher Certification in Mathematics
 FOR MATHEMATICS MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY ENDORSEMENT (512):
Students majoring in Mathematics who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with a Mathematics secondary endorsement must complete the Mathematics major requirements above, the Secondary Education Program (with MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics as the appropriate methods course), and the following course:
MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.  FOR NONMATHEMATICS MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY MATHEMATICS ENDORSEMENT (512):
NonMathematics Majors desiring a secondary Mathematics endorsement (512) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and the following courses:
CSIT1100 Principles of Computing 3 s.h.
MATH1510 Calculus I 4 s.h.
MATH1520 Calculus II 4 s.h.
MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics 3 s.h.
MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
MATH3330 Modern Algebra 3 s.h.
MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
MATH elective at the 3000 or 4000 level 3 s.h.
Courses in Mathematics
CSIT1100 Principles of Computing 3 s.h.
An introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming through extensive practice developing software in the Python language. Fundamental terminology and topics such as integrated development environments, variables, data types, control structures, functions, and objects will be covered. ELO4 Global Learning  Innovation
MATH1250 Informal Geometry 3 s.h.
Major ideas from the various fields of geometry. Topics include analytical, transformational, Euclidean and nonEuclidean geometries, constructions, tiling the plane, and topology. Goal 3A
MATH1280 College Algebra 3 s.h.
Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra or DEVL1200. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math
MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
A systematic development of whole number systems, geometry, set theory, measurement, and algebra. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math
MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
Symbolic logic, counting techniques, and statistics. Prerequisite: MATH1310. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math
MATH1330 Elementary Functions 3 s.h.
Functions and relations, special functions and their graphs including logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions and their inverses. Prerequisite: 2 years of high school algebra or MATH1280. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math
MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
Data analysis and measures of central tendency, dispersion, and correlation. Introduction to probability. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Bivariate regression. Elementary ANOVA. Introduction to nonparametric techniques. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math
MATH1510 Calculus I 4 s.h.
Limits, continuity, differentiation, and applications including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse functions. Mean value theorem, curve sketching, Riemann sums, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math
MATH1520 Calculus II 4 s.h.
Integration techniques and applications, polar coordinates, improper integrals, sequences and series of real numbers, and power series. Prerequisite: MATH1510. Goal 3A
MATH1900 Elementary Topics in Mathematics 13 s.h.
A study of selected elementary topics in mathematics that are not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different. Goal 3A
MATH2000 Individual Study Goal 3A 13 s.h.
MATH2350 Discrete Mathematics 3 s.h.
A survey of topics in discrete mathematics focusing on introductory logic, methods of mathematical proof, set theory, determinants and matrices, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: Instructor approval for nonCSIT/MATH majors, 2 years high school algebra or MATH1280. Goal 3A, ELO6 Math
MATH2510 Calculus III 4 s.h.
Conic sections, vectors in space, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH1520. Goal 3A
MATH2520 Calculus IV 3 s.h.
Vectors in space, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem. Prerequisite: MATH2510. Goal 3A
MATH3000 Individual Study Goal 3A 13 s.h.
+ MATH3200 Probability and Stochastic Processes 3 s.h.
Introduction to probability, classical probability models and processes, random variables, conditional probability, Markov Chains, and application. Prerequisite: MATH1520 and MATH2350. Goal 3A
+MATH3300 Differential Equations 3 s.h.
Methods of solving first order differential equations and linear second order differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, and boundary value problems. Prerequisite: MATH2520. Goal 3A
+MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
Foundations of Euclidean and nonEuclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350 or consent of instructor. Goal 3A
+ MATH3330 Modern Algebra 3 s.h.
Axiomatic algebra, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. Goal 3A
+MATH3340 Linear Algebra 3 s.h.
Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations. Prerequisite: MATH1510 and MATH2350. Goal 3A
MATH3360 Methods of Teaching Science and Mathematics (Also SCIE3360) 3 s.h.
A study of the objectives, methods, techniques, materials, and activities related to teaching science and mathematics in the secondary schools. Prerequisite: 20 hours in science or mathematics. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program.
+ MATH3370 History of Mathematics 3 s.h.
Origins, philosophy and development of the mathematical sciences. Prerequisite: MATH1510. Goal 4
+ MATH3460 Real Analysis 3 s.h.
A theoretical study of functions of a real variable with emphasis on definitions and proofs. Prerequisite: MATH1520 and MATH2350. Goal 3A
MATH3900 Advanced Topics in Mathematics 13 s.h.
A study of selected advanced topics in mathematics which is not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different. Goal 3A
MATH4000 Individual Study Goal 3A 13 s.h.
+ MATH4360 Numerical Analysis (Also CSIT4360) 3 s.h.
Analysis of numerical methods for computers covering iterative methods for finding roots of equations, numerical integration, interpolation and differentiation, and solution of ordinary differential equations. Error analysis and convergence of algorithms. Prerequisite: MATH2510 and a computer programming course. Goal 3A
+ MATH4370 Mathematical Modeling (Also CSIT4370) 3 s.h.
Selected topics to demonstrate the interaction of mathematical thinking with realworld problems. Prerequisites: MATH1520 and MATH2350. Goal 3A
MATH4900 Advanced Topics in Mathematics 13 s.h.
A study of selected advanced topics in mathematics which is not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit when topics are different. Goal 3A
+ Denotes an alternate year course.
Expense  Annual Cost  Semester Cost 

Tuition  $31,250  $15,625 
Room  3,770  1,885 
Board  6,040  3,020 
Activity Fee  370  185 
University Technology Fee 
300 
150 
Total Direct Costs  $41,730  $20,865 
Room cost is based on a twoperson room.
For more information regarding additional fees, please see Lamoni Campus Tuition and Fees.
Graceland University works closely with you and your family to develop a plan that you're comfortable with. We develop customized financial plans for hundreds of students every year. For example,
 Over 98 percent of Graceland students receive financial assistance, including International students.
 Graceland awards are available for exceptional achievement in everything from academics to athletics and visual or performing arts.
 We offer federal and state grants, loans and workstudy for those who are eligible.
 Our extensive financial aid packages will give you an excellent education at a practical price.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
To be considered for acceptance at Graceland University's Lamoni campus, you must qualify with two of the following three criteria:
ACT/SAT Requirement:
Effective November 14, 2020, ACT & SAT test scores are permanently optional for undergraduate Admissions. Please contact your Admissions Counselor with any questions.
50%
Rank in upper 50 percent of your high school class.
2.50+
Have a 2.50 grade point average or above based on a 4.00 system.
21  1060
Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT I score of 1060.
For athletic eligibility, the test results must come from official test centers on the national testing dates.
A placement test will be required to determine proper placement in English and math if ACT or SAT scores are not submitted.
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be considered individually. If accepted, they may be required to take developmental courses.
Graceland welcomes applications from homeschooled students. We acknowledge the important contributions that homeschoolers make, both in the classroom and as part of student life. Graceland makes a deliberate effort to accommodate the special circumstances of homeschooled students during the admissions process.
To maintain a universal standard of achievement among applicants, while also allowing flexibility, Graceland requires two of the following three criteria:
 Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1060. For athletic eligibility, the test results must come from official test centers on the national testing dates.
 A portfolio demonstrating the breadth and depth of learning by the applicant. The portfolio may express the unique learning of the homeschooler during the years of high school or the last four years of learning. Admissions will assess the quality of the portfolio to determine whether it reflects sufficient preparation for success during college.
 A homeschool transcript prepared by the teachers/parents, an independent or supervising teacher, or an organization with whom the student is registered or affiliated. The cumulative grade point average must be 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system.
A further description of the portfolio and transcript is available from the Admissions Office.
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be considered individually. If accepted, they may be required to take developmental courses as specified in policies for admission of high school students.
A homeschooled student who has 24 or more college credits will need to comply with Graceland's transfer student policies.
Placement Test may be required  see High School Students section of Catalog.
Applicants from countries outside the United States are considered by the Admissions Office on an individual basis.
In order to be considered for acceptance to Graceland, an applicant most provide the follow official documents containing the listed information:
 Show academic proficiency. Have a grade point average of 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system.
 Competency in the English language. A TOEFL score of 62 (internetbased); or an IELTS equivalent score of 6.0; or a DuoLingo equivalent score of 90, is required for applicants whose primary language is not English. If you are unable to access a testing location due to COVID19 in your country, please contact your Admissions Counselor regarding alternative English proficiency assessment options.
 Rank in upper 50% of the class.
 Optional  either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1060.
 Show Financial Support. If applying for financial aid, an International Financial Aid Application is required. Advising and support services are provided by the Intercultural Office and the academic advisor. All forms are available through the Admissions Office or online.
Read more about the admissions process for international students.
NonTraditional/Transfer Students
NonTraditional Students, all applicants who have been out of high school for one or more years and have completed 23 or less college credit course. For acceptance guidelines, please refer back to traditional student guidelines. When applying, please complete transfer application.
Transfer students, to be considered for admissions an applicant has to have attended college fulltime for at least two semesters and/or has accumulated 24 semester hours or more of credit with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
Submit the following items
 An online application
 Official high school transcripts (if college work totals less than 24 semester hours)
 Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
Transfer students, including community and junior college transfers, who have earned 56 transferable semester hours with a grade point average of 2.00 based on a 4.00 point system, if accepted, will enter Graceland at junior standing.
Courses accepted for transfer will be accepted as credit only and will not carry grade points. Credit will be accepted for courses in which the student earned a grade of D or better.
Credit or waiver through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) will be determined by Graceland upon receipt of the scores from the College Board and will not necessarily correspond with what the previous school may have awarded.
A detailed statement on transfer policies is available in the Registrar’s Office or you may click here.