This major is designed for students with interests in a variety of disciplines to study mathematics. The Bachelor of Mathematics degree is an intentionally flexible program that provides a solid base of lower and upper division mathematics courses and has over one-third of the mathematics requirements made up of electives. Modelled after degree requirements in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, this program requires students to complete the full University Core and is ideal for students interested in double-majoring in mathematics and a liberal art.
Content Proficiency. In each of the following subject areas of mathematics:
a. single variable calculus and analysis,
b. abstract and linear algebra,
c. two other subject areas of mathematics chosen from geometry, probability, numerical methods and scientific computation, and statistics
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.
Communication. Students will be able to communicate mathematics both orally and in writing. They will do so according to accepted standards in mathematics.
Tools. Students will employ a variety of tools such as the library, Internet, computers, and calculators to solve problems and do undergraduate research.
Independent Learners. Students will be able to independently investigate a mathematical topic.
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 full Bachelor of Arts University Core requirements as defined by the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; 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.