In addition to providing general education courses, the mathematics department prepares students to earn their credentials in secondary school mathematics; to receive actuarial certification and work in the insurance and investment industry; or to pursue graduate studies in mathematics and related areas, followed by careers in university teaching and research, medicine, government, business, and industry.

Students majoring in mathematics will have experience with mathematical modeling, abstraction, generalization, logical analysis, and mathematical technology. Small class sizes promote communication and teamwork opportunities among students and faculty. A common goal of each course is that each student will develop problem-solving skills based on mathematical reasoning and understanding, not merely rote memorization.

Mathematics, Physics & Engineering Newsletter


Newsletter 2017


Fast Facts

  • There is a great unfilled need for high school math teachers across the nation, including our Adventist academies. Every year we get phone calls from school principals looking for recent math graduates who would like to teach. Our program in math education is specially designed to prepare students to pass California's qualifying test to teach mathematics.
  • Our program has a very favorable student to teacher ratio in the upper division. These advanced courses usually have from 3 to 5 students. This makes it very convenient for students and teacher to work closely together; the teacher knows the students very well and there is abundant opportunity for individual help and student teamwork.
  • Our students also have almost automatic jobs working in the math department. The students are hired as tutors and readers. This provides great experience as well as solidifying the knowledge gained in coursework.


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  • Mathematics Professor Lloyd Best 2015 Educator of the Year The first Colloquy Speaker Series of spring quarter introduced Lloyd Best, M.A., associate professor of mathematics, as the Pacific Union College 2015 Educator of the Year.
  • Richard Rockwell Named Professor Emeritus At Colloquy on March 15, Pacific Union College paid tribute to Richard Rockwell, this year's new professor emeritus. Rockwell, professor of mathematics, is retiring at the end of the academic year after teaching at PUC for more than four decades.
  • Math Science Workshop 2011 Pacific Union College opened its campus to 126 high school seniors from Northern California, representing ten schools, in its 46th annual Math Science Workshop, February 27-28.