Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The scope of mathematics reaches far beyond numbers. In fact, it touches nearly every aspect of our lives. From government and private industry to the health and environmental fields, sophisticated mathematical techniques are used to solve a myriad of problems facing our world today. Mathematicians apply their knowledge of mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to tackle such issues. The study of mathematics provides the specific analytical and quantitative tools needed, as well as general problem solving skills.
The areas in which mathematics can be applied are wide-ranging: the finance industry uses sophisticated mathematical models to price securities; actuaries in the insurance field use mathematics in risk management; and analysts employed by the petroleum industry mathematically model the flow of oil in underground rock formations to help in oil recovery. The use of mathematics is important in the processing of satellite imagery or the images from instrumentation used in medicine (CAT, MRI) to detect and diagnose disease or injury.
Mathematical modeling also plays a crucial role in industrial design, much of which is embodied in CAD/CAM computer software. Such techniques were used in the design of the Boeing 777. Computational modeling is also used in automobile design to analyze the flow of air over vehicles to determine fuel economy and efficiency. In the field of operations research, mathematical modeling is used to identify performance problems, control inventory, and enhance efficiency.
The influence of mathematical ideas is increasing in a large number of disciplines. Recent advances in physics, chemistry, and astronomy rely heavily on mathematical ideas, and the biological sciences often use mathematical models. Mathematics is used with increasing frequency in the social sciences, particularly in economics and psychology.
Thus, mathematics graduates may find jobs as consultants in any of these fields. In addition, almost every bureau and branch of the federal government employs mathematicians in some capacity. A degree in mathematics also can be excellent preparation for graduate study in such areas as accounting, economics, or computer science.
In this rapidly evolving world where job descriptions change, new technologies are introduced, and entire industries are transformed overnight, the analytical skills and the mathematical principles on which technology and decision making are based remain constant. The Lawrence Technological University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics focuses on helping you to master both mathematical theories and their practical applications, offering you a competitive edge in any career.
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