The importance of applied mathematics is especially important for students who wish to enter MEDICAL SCHOOL or an ELITE GRADUATE PROGRAMS. The LTU applied mathematics concentrations are designed for this purpose. LTU offers two concentrations, the Mathematics-Premedical and the Mathematics-Applied Science concentrations. Each of these programs combines a rigorous mathematics curriculum with a strong foundation in either the natural or applied sciences. Excelling in one these two mathematics programs can open opportunities that even excellence in the applied or natural sciences alone cannot do.
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 develops analytical and quantitative skills, as well as problem-solving discipline.
For these reasons the most optimal program for those seeking to enter elite professional post-graduate programs or corporate positions is to pursue a joint program in engineering, the physical or biological science sciences AND mathematics. Excellence in mathematics marks an applicant as a gifted problem solver with a meticulous mind and the energy to attack difficult problems.
The areas in which mathematics can be applied are wide-ranging: the finance industry uses sophisticated mathematical models to price securities and analysts employed by the petroleum industry mathematically model the flow of oil. The use of mathematics is important in the processing of satellite and medical imagery used in medicine (CAT, MRI) to detect and diagnose disease or injury.
Recent advances in the biological sciences, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and the environmental and social sciences rely heavily on mathematical ideas. LTU students in the mathematics and computer science department frequently publish their own work in prestigious research journals before graduation. Below are images highlighting some of this student work:
Pre-requisites (12 credits)
1. Completion of
a. MCS 1414 Calc I 4
b. MCS 1424 Calc II 4
c. MCS 2414 Calc III 4
The Minor Consists of courses from the following three lists and must be
completed with a grade of at least C-. (5 courses, 15 cr):
Second Year Courses: (Must take one of the three)
1. MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
2. MCS 2523 Discrete Math 3
3. MCS 2124 Statistics 4
Third Year Courses: (Must take two of the three)
1. MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics 3
2. MCS 3723 Advanced Calculus 3
3. MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
Upper Division Courses: (Must take two of these courses)
1. MCS 3413 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 3
2. MCS 3523 Mathematical Modeling 3
3. MCS 3733 Partial Differential Equations 3
4. MCS 3743 Complex Variables 3
5. MCS 4813 Numerical Analysis I 3
6. MCS 4823 Numerical Analysis II 3
7. MCS 4863 Modern Algebra 3
8. MCS 4993 Topics in Applied Math 3
Students who are transferring in credit must take the last three courses at
Students must take 29 credit hours of mathematics courses to complete a minor. Engineering students may need as few as three additional courses since some engineering curricula already require 20 credit hours of mathematics.
Students can earn a dual major in mathematics and another discipline by completing the degree requirements of both programs.
Why Mathematics at LTU?
The faculty at Lawrence Tech is dedicated to your success, and as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Quest program, will be actively involved in helping you choose and start your career. Small classes enhance your interaction with your professors and other students. As an undergraduate you can participate in research projects and have opportunities to engage in team-oriented activities, including state and national competitions, designed to prepare you to take part in, and lead, project teams on the job.
CurriculumYour program's credit hours vary depending on the concentration you choose.
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Course lists for each concentration
Graduates with a degree in Mathematics have many career options:
Government research laboratories
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