Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.


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Objectives


This degree program is designed for students who want a broad foundation in mathematics. By choosing appropriate mathematics electives in consultation with their faculty advisor, the student can emphasize in pure mathematics, applied and computational mathematics, or a combination of both. The degree can be tailored to meet the needs of students who expect to pursue a graduate degree in pure mathematics, expect to pursue a graduate degree in applied mathematics, or intend to work in a mathematics-related field in industry. 

Learning Outcomes


  1. Content Proficiency. In each of the following subject areas of mathematics:
a. calculus and analysis, 
b. abstract and linear algebra, 
c. probability, 
d. numerical methods and scientific computation; 
 
Students will be able to: 
i.   State and use basic definitions and theorems. 
ii.  Solve problems using a variety of techniques including: methods of proof, 
          geometric reasoning, algebraic thinking, algorithmic techniques, and the     
          application of computer software and programming. 
iii. Explain the central concepts of the subject. 

2. Communication. Students will be able to communicate mathematics both orally and in writing. They will do so according to accepted standards in mathematics. 

3. Tools. Students will employ a variety of tools such as the library, Internet, computers, and calculators to solve problems and do undergraduate research. 

4. Independent Learners. Students will be able to independently investigate a mathematical topic. 

5. Career and Professional Preparation. LMU mathematics graduates will be prepared to engage in mathematics-related professions or in a graduate school academic environment. This preparation will include significant pre-professional experiences. 

General Major Requirements


Students must complete the corresponding Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science University Core requirements as defined by the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering; students will choose the proper sequence of University Core courses in consultation with their advisor. 

Mathematics majors and minors are not permitted to enroll in a mathematics course without a minimum grade of C (2.0) in that course’s prerequisite. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course in the lower division major requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) is required in the upper division major requirements for graduation. 

Lower Division Major Requirements (11 courses)


Upper Division Requirements (10 courses)


One upper division MATH course chosen from:


Completion of:


  • 12 semester hours of upper division MATH electives chosen in consultation with their faculty advisor 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Curriculum


(124-126 S.H.) 

Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-17 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-17 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

  • MATH 4xx Mathematics Elective 4 semester hours*

  • MATH 3xx or 4xx Mathematics Elective 4 semester hours

  • University Core 3-4 semester hours 

  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours 

Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • MATH 3xx or 4xx Mathematics Elective 4 semester hours 

  • MATH 3xx or 4xx Mathematics Elective 4 semester hours 

  • MATH 492 Workshop in Mathematics IV 1 semester hour 

  • University Core 4 semester hours 

  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours 

Total: 16-17 semester hours

Total: 124-126 semester hours


* One upper division course is required from MATH 423 , MATH 433 , MATH 450 , MATH 460 , MATH 472 , MATH 482 , or MATH 496 

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