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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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: 

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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.

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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Applied Sciences Concentration
Your 121-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 Pathways to Research Careers 1
COM 1103 College Composition 3
MCS 1142 Intro to C 2
MCS 1414 Calculus 4
Nat Sci xxx3 Natural Science 3
Nat Sci xxx1 Natural Science Lab 1
   TOTAL 14
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
MCS 2523 Discrete Math 3
   TOTAL 14

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 1111 Coding Club 1
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
MCS 2111 Math Research Topics 1
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical & Prof. Communication 3
xxx3 Open Elective 3
MCS 3723 Advanced Calculus 3
MCS 3403 Prob. & Statistics 3
Major Elective xxx3 Major Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
Open General xxx3 1000-4000 Level Elective 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
MCS 3733 Partial Differential Equations 3
MCS 3523 Math Modeling 3
SSC/PSY xxx3 1000-4000 Level Elective 3
MCS 3111 Mathematics Seminar 1
   TOTAL 13

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 4001 Pathways Capstone Lab 1
xxx3 Jr./Sr. Major Elective 3
SSC/PSY xxx3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
MCS 4813 Numerical Analysis 1 3
MCS 4833 Senior Project 1 3
xxx3 Major Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
xxx3 Jr./Sr. Major Elective 3
xxx3 Major Elective 3
LLT xxx3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
MCS 4843 Senior Project 2 3
MCS 4111 Math Journal Club 1
xxx3 Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

 

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Actuarial Science Concentration
Your 123-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 Pathways to Research Careers 1
COM 1103 College Composition 3
MCS 1142 Intro to C 2
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
   TOTAL 14
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
MCS 2523 Discrete Math 3
MCS 1111 Coding Club 1
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
ACC Xxx3 Accounting Elective 3
Nat Sci xxx3 Natural Science Elective 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
MCS 2111 Math Research Topics 1
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical & Prof. Communication 3
xxx3 Open Elective 3
MCS 3723 Advanced Calculus 3
MCS 3403 Prob. & Statistics 3
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2403 Principles of Economics 2 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
MCS xxx3 Math Elective 3
MCS 3523 Math Modeling (Math Finance) 3
SSC/PSY xxx3 Open Elective 3
MCS 3111 Mathematics Seminar 1
   TOTAL 13

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 4001 Pathways Capstone Lab 1
Fin/MGT xxx3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
SSC/PSY xxx3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
MCS 4813 Numerical Analysis 1 3
MCS 4833 Senior Project 1 (Actuarial Exam 1) 3
MCS 4993 Topics: Statistics 3
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 3523 Money & Banking 3
xxx3 Open Elective 3
LLT xxx3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
MCS 4843 Senior Project 2 (Actuarial Exam 2) 3
MCS 4111 Math Journal Club 1
xxx3  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

 

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 S120 in the Science Building.

CAREERS

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