This degree program is designed for students who want an interdisciplinary program that combines the study of applied and computational mathematics with a scientific area of specialization. This program can be tailored to meet the needs of students who expect to pursue a graduate degree in applied mathematics or science, expect to double-major or minor in a scientific field, or intend to work in a mathematics-related interdisciplinary field in industry.
Content Proficiency. In each of the following subject areas of mathematics:
a. calculus and analysis,
b. abstract and linear algebra,
c. probability and statistics,
d. numerical methods and scientific computation,
e. partial differential equations and Fourier analysis.
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 area.
iv. Apply mathematical methods to problems of science, engineering or related fields.
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 corresponding 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.