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.

 

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MathematicsThe 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: 

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Minor/Dual Major

Math Minor (7 courses, 27 credits total)

Pre-requisites (3 courses, 12 credits)

1. Completion of

a. MCS 1414 Calculus I (4 credits)

b. MCS 1424 Calculus II (4 credits)

c. MCS 2414 Calculus III (4 credits)

The Minor consists of courses selected from the following three lists and must be completed with a grade of at least C-. (5 courses, 15 credits):

Second Year Courses - Must take at least one of the following:

1. MCS 2423 Differential Equations (3 credits)

2. MCS 2523 Discrete Math (3 credits)

3. MCS 2124 Statistics (4 credits) 

Third Year Courses - Must take at least two of the following:

1. MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics (3 credits)

2. MCS 3723 Advanced Calculus (3 credits)

3. MCS 3863 Linear Algebra (3 credits) 

Upper Division Courses - Must take at least two of the following:

1. MCS 3413 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3 credits)

2. MCS 3523 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits) 

3. MCS 3733 Partial Differential Equations (3 credits) 

4. MCS 3743 Complex Variables (3 credits) 

5. MCS 4813 Numerical Analysis I (3 credits)

6. MCS 4823 Numerical Analysis II (3 credits) 

7. MCS 4863 Modern Algebra (3 credits)

8. MCS 4993 Topics in Applied Math (3 credits) 

 

Students who are transferring in credit must take the last three courses at LTU.

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.

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Graduates with a degree in Mathematics have many career options:

Aerospace industry
Automotive manufacturing
Bioinformatics
Computational biology
Cyber defense
Data mining
Defense industry
DNA sequencing
Engineering research
Government research laboratories
Mathematical modeling
Medical research
Statistics
Wall Street

Get Started

students in math classContact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU, or admissions@ltu.edu.

Curriculum

Engineering Math Concentration
Your 122-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
   TOTAL 16
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 2514 Computer Science 2 4
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
MCS 2523 Discrete Math 3
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
MCS 2111 Mathematics Research Topics 1
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
   TOTAL 14

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3723 Advanced Calculus 3
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics  3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
  Major Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3111 Mathematics Seminar 1
MCS 3523 Math Modeling 3
MCS 3733 Partial Differential Equations 3
SSC/PSY XXX3 Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
   TOTAL 13

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 4833 Senior Project 3
MCS 4813 Numerical Analysis 1 3
  Major Electives (2) 6
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 4111 Mathematics Journal Club 1
MCS 4843 Senior Project 2 3
  Major Electives (2) 6
SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

 

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences - Pre-Medical Concentration Flowchart 2017  PDF 

Pre-Medical Concentration
Your 124-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
BIO 1213 Biology 1 3
BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
   TOTAL 16
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
BIO 1223 Biology 2 3
BIO 1231 Biology 2 Lab 1
CHM 1223 University Chemistry 2 3
CHM 1232 University Chemistry 2 Lab 2
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
MCS 2111 Mathematics Research Topics 1
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
  Major Elective 3
CHM 2313 Organic Chemistry 1 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3111 Mathematics Seminar 1
MCS 3523 Math Modeling 3
SSC/PSY XXX3 Elective 3
  Major Elective 3
CHM 2323 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2332 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 4833 Senior Project 3
MCS XXX3 Math Elective 3
  Major Electives (2) 6
SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 4111 Mathematics Journal Club 1
MCS 4843 Senior Project 2 3
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
MCS XXX3 Math Elective 3
  Major Elective 3
   TOTAL 13

 

DUAL MAJOR IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Students can earn a dual major in mathematics and another discipline by completing the degree requirements of both programs.

For more information or to speak with an advisor, contact the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 248.204.3560, mcschair@ltu.edu, or visit room S 120 in the Science Building.