Computer science major Carolyn Begle developed a computer game for her senior project. Besides earning an “A” and her degree, Begle sold the game, Lightweight Ninja, to a company that distributes it electronically to paid subscribers. Begle now works at Stardock, a computer software development company

 

Mathematics and computer science are closely related fields. Problems in computer science are often formalized and solved with mathematical methods; in fact, the computer industry employs more mathematicians than any other single field. As society becomes increasingly dependent on computers and other means of information processing, the need for people trained in mathematics and computer science is expected to grow exponentially. Because computer technology is embedded in so many products, services, and systems, jobs requiring math and computer science can be found in virtually every industry.

 

math and computer science classComputing professionals might find themselves in a variety of environments in academia, research, industry, government, private and business organizations—analyzing problems for solutions, formulating and testing, using advanced communications or multimedia equipment, or working in teams for product development.

Within the computer industry, individuals with mathematical and computer science expertise are employed by Internet service providers; Web search portals; and data processing, hosting, and related services firms. Others work for government, manufacturers of computer and electronic products, insurance companies, financial institutions, and universities. Areas in which someone with a degree in math and computer science might find employment also include artificial intelligence, biomedical information systems, computer design and engineering, computer networking, gaming systems, information technology, search engines, systems and software engineering, and computerized package distribution systems.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science program at Lawrence Technological University is a broad and intensive program that enables you to pursue a wide variety of career paths and offers you the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the foundations of mathematics and the relation of these tenets to problem solving in the arena of computer science. Compared to a degree in mathematics or computer science alone, it provides the most rigorous preparation for higher-level problem solving and for graduate school. 

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. You will also gain experience in using advanced mathematical and computing tools to solve real-world problems as well as the background necessary for graduate work in either computer science or applied mathematics.

What else can you expect from a Lawrence Tech education? Top job placement, higher salaries, and an industry-savvy faculty. All the things you need for a head start in your chosen field of interest.

Graduates with a degree in Mathematics + Computer Science have many career options:

Aerospace industry
Application development
Bioinformatics
Computational biology
Computer animation
Computer security
Computer simulation
Data mining
Defense industry
DNA sequencing
Electronics and computer manufacturing
Engineering research
Financial services
Government agencies and research laboratories
Information science
Insurance industry
Market analysis
Medical research
Opinion polling
Statistics
Scientific visualization
Web development

math and computer science class 2Contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU, or admissions@ltu.edu.

For additional information, contact Dr. Gus Azar, computer science program director, at 248-204-3659 or send email to gazar@ltu.edu. To contact the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science or Dr. David Bindschadler, department chair, please call 248-204-3560 or send e-mail to mcschair@ltu.edu.

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science Flowchart 2017 - 18  PDF 

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.
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
MCS 2514 Computer Science 2 4
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 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.
MCS 2111 Mathematics Research Topics 1
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MCS 2534 Data Structures 4
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3723 Advanced Calculus 3
MCS 3543 Database Systems 3
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communications 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series  0
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
MCS 3523 Math Modeling 3
MCS 3733 Partial Differential Equations 3
MCS 3111 Mathematics Seminar 1
SSC/PSY XXX3 Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 4833 Senior Project 3
MCS 4813 Numerical Analysis 1 3
MCS 3663 Comp. Arch. and Assembly Prog. 3
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 4663 Operating Systems 3
MCS 4653 Theory of Computation 3
MCS 4843 Senior Project 2 3
MCS 4111 Mathematics Journal Club 1
SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 16


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.