To inquire about this program:
Dr. Keith Stafford | 423.869.6413 | keith.stafford@LMUnet.edu
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics at LMU gradually flowers from applied contexts to theoretical concepts. The course offerings are designed to provide the practitioner with a thorough knowledge of a math’s requisite fields - algebra, analysis, and geometry - and familiarity of the basic tenets of number theory, set theory and topology. Math majors are afforded individualized attention through small class sizes and capable, dedicated professors.
Qualified freshman may start in Intermediate Calculus and Analytic Geometry, followed by junior level courses in Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and (Modern) Geometry, and senior level courses in Abstract Algebra and Advanced Calculus. Aspiring mathematicians who come to LMU without sufficient background require (Beginning) Calculus and Analytic Geometry, and are advised to start in Trigonometry. Students also have the option of the Probability and Statistics, or History of Math course.
A minor in Mathematics provides non-math majors the opportunity to strengthen their mathematical prowess. Admission into most Graduate and Professional Programs, regardless of discipline, depend on demonstration of mathematical ability beyond general studies requirements and even undergraduate degrees in the sciences, especially chemistry, rely on mathematical skills that coincide with the requirements for a mathematics minor. Courses required are either Probability and Statistics or History of Math, Calculus and Analytic Geometry, Intermediate Calculus and Analytic Geometry, and two of the junior/senior courses listed in the major.
Two-semester sequences maximize student comprehension and development without sacrificing depth or breadth of subject matter. Universally, mathematics has the unique distinction of being applied to virtually every endeavor. Moreover, many employers seek math graduates, whom they trust to learn by reasoning, over a person trained to perform particular tasks. Consequently, a degree in mathematics can lead to a career in any industry, especially those that employ scientific methods.
Professional employment possibilities include actuarial training, aerospace, banking, computer science, cryptology, engineering, government, management science, numerical analysis, pharmaceuticals, quality control, operations research, and statistics.
Four Year Plans
Mathematics Plan I- Four Year Plan
Mathematics Plan II- Four Year Plan