To inquire about this program:
Dr. Jeffrey Darrow | 423.869.6420 | [email protected]
The math program at LMU is designed to provide a thorough knowledge of math’s requisite fields — algebra and analysis—and familiarity of the basic tenets of number theory, set theory, and logic. Math majors are afforded individualized attention through small class sizes and capable, dedicated professors.
Accomplished freshmen may start in Calculus II, followed by Calculus III; aspiring mathematicians without sufficient background are required to take Calculus I, and are advised to start in trigonometry. After successful completion of Calculus III, all students encounter a junior-level course in logic and set theory. Students pursuing teacher licensure are required to take junior level courses in discrete math, (modern) geometry, and history of math. Students not pursuing teacher licensure will study differential equations and linear algebra at the junior level and introductory real analysis at the senior level. These students also will have the opportunity to take electives at the junior and senior levels. All math majors take a freshman-level introductory computer programming course, a sophomore-level course in elementary linear algebra, a junior-level calculus-based probability and statistics course, and a senior level course in abstract algebra.
Mathematics has the unique distinction of being applied to virtually every endeavor.
Moreover, many employers seek math graduates whom they trust to learn by reasoning
over a person trained to perform particular tasks. Consequently, a degree in mathematics
can lead to a career in any industry, especially those that employ scientific methods.
Professional employment possibilities for math majors include actuarial training,
aerospace, banking, computer science, cryptology, engineering, government, management
science, numerical analysis, pharmaceuticals, quality control, operations research,
and statistics. Admission into most graduate and professional programs, regardless
of discipline, depend on demonstration of mathematical ability beyond general studies
requirements and even undergraduate degrees in the sciences, especially chemistry,
rely on mathematical skills that coincide with the requirements for a mathematics
As you will see in the links below, students can earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in math while also obtaining their initial teacher licensure.