The scope of mathematics reaches far beyond numbers. In fact, it touches nearly every aspect of our lives. 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 provides the specific analytical and quantitative tools needed, as well as general problem-solving skills.
The areas in which mathematics can be applied are wide-ranging: the finance industry uses sophisticated mathematical models to price securities; actuaries in the insurance field use mathematics in risk management; and analysts employed by the petroleum industry mathematically model the flow of oil in underground rock formations to help in oil recovery. The use of mathematics is important in the processing of satellite imagery or the images from instrumentation used in medicine (CAT, MRI) to detect and diagnose disease or injury.
Mathematical modeling also plays a crucial role in industrial design, much of which is embodied in CAD/CAM computer software. Such techniques were used in the design of the Boeing 777. Computational modeling is also used in automobile design to analyze the flow of air over vehicles to determine fuel economy and efficiency. In the field of operations research, mathematical modeling is used to identify performance problems, control inventory, and enhance efficiency.
The influence of mathematical ideas is increasing in a large number of disciplines. Recent advances in physics, chemistry, and astronomy rely heavily on mathematical ideas, and the biological sciences often use mathematical models. Mathematics is used with increasing frequency in the social sciences, particularly in economics and psychology.
Thus, mathematics graduates may find jobs as consultants in any of these fields. In addition, almost every bureau and branch of the federal government employs mathematicians in some capacity. A degree in mathematical sciences also can be excellent preparation for graduate study in such areas as accounting, economics, or computer science.
In this rapidly evolving world where job descriptions change, new technologies are introduced, and entire industries are transformed overnight, the analytical skills and the mathematical principles on which technology and decision making are based remain constant. The Lawrence Technological University Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences focuses on helping you to master both mathematical theories and their practical applications, offering you a competitive edge in any career.
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 123-credit-hour program consists of:
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Sample Courses: Calculus, Complex Analysis, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Math Modeling, Numerical Analysis, Probability and Statistics.
Graduates with a degree in Mathematics have many career options:
Electronics and computer manufacturing
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