where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

The La Sierra Advantage

In the department of mathematics and computer science at La Sierra University, you will:

  • Take classes in a beautiful, modern environment.
  • Learn from professors who are involved in significant research projects.
  • Have the opportunity to create apps (you might even make some money!)
  • Interact with professors and students in small classes.
  • Prepare for in-demand careers.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and professionally-related activities on campus.

Our curriculum conforms to the ACM/IEEE standards for computer science.

What People Are Saying

My software development class taught me more than simply software development. It taught me life skills about how to effectively communicate with end-users. While working my software development job, I am often asked to meet with clients as the sole representative for the company. My software development class is where I learned the skills necessary for promotion to that position."

DANIEL OSBORNE, 2008 GRADUATE, COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science helped me get to where I am today—a full-time mathematics instructor at Daytona State College. They are some of the best teachers I know and some of the most caring individuals. Becoming a math major at La Sierra was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

CHRISTIAN BOSSE, 2009 GRADUATE, MATHEMATICS

We offer the following:

Bachelor of Science

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas".

Albert Einstein

Mathematics Majors Undergraduate Programs

Mathematics Bachelor of Science

Do you like the world of numbers? Want to explore calculus, mathematical modeling, logic, or statistics? In La Sierra’s math program, you’ll be with fellow students who share those interests. And you’ll study with professors whose advanced research is published in journals and even a university-level math book. A major in mathematics gives you experience in logical thinking and problem solving. That can make you a sought-after job candidate in a wide variety of careers. Graduates with this major who have gone on to advanced study have become college professors, lawyers, medical and dental professionals, and information technology specialists. Combining a strong math background with training in another discipline, such as computer science, can be especially valuable in the employment market.

Biomathematics Bachelor of Science

The biomathematics emphasis includes classes in discrete mathematics, differential equations, and vector calculus with classes in cellular and molecular biology and genetics. Biomathetmatical modeling and computer science are also components of the program. Graduates in Biomathematics may be employed as statisticians, scientific programmers, or in areas of bio-science where training in quantitative techniques is needed. The major in biomathematics is a joint program with the department of biology. It is an ideal major for students who have a strong interest in math and who plan to go to professional school in a health science field such as medicine, dentistry, or biostatistics.

Fast Facts Computer Science Program

Average completion time4 Years
Program Units63
AccreditationWASC

Fast Facts Biomathematics Major Program

Average completion time4 Years
Program Units73
AccreditationWASC

Meet our Faculty

Barbara Kreaseck
Chair
James W. Beach
Jon D. Vanderwerff
Jason Whittlake
Sharilyn R. Horner
John Ng Wong Hing

Paying for College

The Student Financial Services office is here to help with financial aid processes. The staff also keeps up to date on scholarships that could benefit La Sierra students.

Choosing Classes

First-year students meet with their academic coach/advisor each week for their first two quarters. Then they are assigned an advisor from their major department who will help them choose the classes they need to complete their program.

Beyond Class

A lot of learning takes place outside of the classroom. The Division of Student Life is headquarters for student government, activities, organizations, spiritual life, and much more to enhance your college experience.

Career Center

We want you to find a good job after you finish your degree at La Sierra. A new Career Center, located in the Zapara School of Business, is expected to open before the end of fall quarter.

University Studies

All undergraduate students at La Sierra University participate in a comprehensive general education curriculum called University Studies, which is rooted in the concept of liberal education as a formative and transformative process. University Studies offers an integrated curriculum that:

  • stimulates the meaning-centered development of its students.
  • familiarizes students with the various academic disciplines.
  • exposes students to intercultural, international and inter-ethnic concerns.
  • encourages students to recognize the importance of developing a personal value system to distinguish between right and wrong.

Contact and Location

math@lasierra.edu

951.785.2197
Price Science Complex, Room 247