The Science and Mathematics Department seeks to produce graduates equipped, trained, and excited to explore, analyze, describe, and care for God’s creation through the tools of science and mathematics and who return glory to God by the quality of their work and their life.
General Departmental Objectives
To meet the educational needs of every student at Judson University, the Science and Mathematics department seeks to develop both majors and non-majors that:
- Are able to articulate how science and mathematics are essential to comprehending our world and making good decisions in all areas of life.
- Demonstrate ways the Christian worldview can inform ethical decision making in regards to science and technology that will impact the world around us.
- Express ways in which science and mathematics are exciting, God-ordained, hands-on explorations of the created universe.
Science Major Objectives
In addition to fulfilling the General Departmental Objectives, students majoring in one of the sciences will be able to:
- Formulate questions about nature that are amendable to scientific investigation.
- Utilize current information retrieval technology to establish the state of the art in any specialty within the major.
- Apply modern approaches, techniques and instrumentation in designing and conducting experiments.
- Use appropriate software packages for instrumental control and data manipulation.
- Summarize the results and conclusions of experiments in a cogent manner and express them in presentation form.
Math Major Objectives
In addition to fulfilling the General Departmental Objectives, students majoring in Mathematics will be able to:
- Apply mathematical principles and procedures to solve real-world problems.
- Effectively communicate mathematical ideas, both verbally and in written form.
- Become involved in the exploration and development of mathematics not found in the regular undergraduate curriculum.
- Construct logical and accurate mathematical proofs using a variety of techniques.
- Become thoroughly prepared for successful work at the graduate school of their choice.