Did you know the computer industry employs more mathematicians than any other field? That’s because problems in computer science are often solved with mathematical methods. As we become 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 – especially since computer technology is embedded in many products, services and systems, in virtually every industry.

When you have math and computer science expertise, your employment opportunities are plentiful and include: 

  • Internet service providers; web search portals; and data processing, hosting, and related services firms
  • Government, computer and electronic product manufacturers, insurance companies, financial institutions, and universities
  • 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

If these career opportunities excite and inspire you, then LTU’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science might be the right program for you. Broad and intensive, the program prepares you for a wide variety of career paths, or graduate school, as you develop a deeper understanding of math and how it relates to problem solving in computer science – more rigorously than either mathematics or computer science alone.

Why LTU?

LTU is situated in a productive, vital and economically diverse region that is one of the world’s great centers for entrepreneurship, technological achievement and innovation. Opportunities to solve real problems and network, find mentors, intern and co-op with Fortune 500 and other leading companies abound.

As a technological university, Lawrence Tech is in a unique position to offer you exposure through interdisciplinary student projects to fields you may not encounter in a traditional program. Familiarity with architecture and design, the sciences and engineering can give you a distinct advantage in today’s technologically driven job market.

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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science Flowchart 2020-21 PDF 

122 credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 Pathways to Research Careers 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
NAT/SCI XXX3 Natural Science Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

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
   TOTAL 14

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 Intro to Database Systems 3
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 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 1111 Coding Club 1
SSC/PSY XXX3 Elective 3
XXX3 General Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 4833 Senior Project 3
MCS 4813 Numerical Analysis 3
MCS 3663 Comp. Arch. and Assembly Prog. 3
MCS 4993 Topics in MCS 3
LLT 3/4XX3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
COM 4001 Pathways Capstonw Lab 1
   TOTAL 16

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 3/4XX3 Jr./Sr. Elective 3
XXX3 Jr./Sr. Major 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.

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

Find work in these fields

Aerospace Industry
Application Development
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
Scientific Visualization
Web Development

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