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Programs of Study

The Mathematics program is designed to prepare the student for a career where mathematics are used either directly or indirectly: Aerodynamics, electronics, marketing, social engineering, opinion analysis, telecommunications, insurance, accounting, automation, management, computer applications, sales, teaching, government operations, research, and beyond.

The major courses in the program develop the concepts and computational techniques needed for careers which have mathematical applications. The foundations taught in the courses prepare the student to adapt to changes that occur in technological careers.

Degree programs

  • The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is the starting point for any student interested in the above applications. See degree plan.
  • Introducing an emphasis on computation, students can also study Computational Mathematics. See degree plan.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems represents a commitment to preparing students for a dynamic, high-growth field with a rapidly increasing presence in New Orleans. See degree plan.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science focuses on algorithms and data structures, operating systems, and more advanced programming languages. See degree plan.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Game Programming expands a student’s knowledge by offering an eclectic set of electives including Game as Art, Media Play, Doing Things with Videogames, Videogames and Literature, Artificial Intelligence, and Advanced Graphics. In addition to working with local gaming companies through an internship, students will compile a portfolio of unique games, research, and projects through the senior capstone. See degree plan.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts Mathematics provides students with flexibility in their Loyola Math education. It can also be combined with a teacher-education component that leads to certification options. See degree plan.
  • The departmental honors program in Mathematics is designed to prepare the student for graduate work in mathematics. The departmental honors program requires a GPA of 3.0 in mathematics courses and two additional courses (6 credit hours) in mathematics; one at the 300 level or higher and the second is MATH A498, with a research thesis component and a presentation.
  • The departmental honors program in Computational Mathematics is designed to prepare the student for graduate work in applied mathematics, computational science, engineering and technology. The departmental honors program requires a GPA of 3.0 in mathematics courses and one of the following (6 credit hours each): 1) two additional courses in mathematics at the 300 level or higher, 2) one course at the 300 level, or higher and the second research project (MATH A498) in the Mathematical Sciences. The two projects should be supervised by different faculty members.

Minors in Mathematical Sciences

  • The Mathematics minor is designed to support those disciplines where mathematics in an essential tool. Among these are Marketing, Management, Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Telecommunications, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, Computer Applications, Teaching and Psychology. The minor courses in the program develop the concepts and computational techniques which will be useful in careers which have mathematical content. See minor plan.
  • A minor in Computational Science is an interdisciplinary minor program supported by the department. It is designed to introduce students to the basics of computer programming and familiarize students with powerful computational software packages like Matlab and LabView. The minor in Computational Science also has an independent research component which affords the opportunity for students to engage in original research using advanced computational tools under the supervision of an interdisciplinary team of professors. See minor plan.
  • A minor in Computer Science is 22 hours and consists of the courses outlined in the minor plan.  This curriculum meets the guidelines outlined by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and is in line with colleges and universities across the country offering minors in Computer Science.  The proposed program’s math requirements are in accordance with the recommendations of the ABET and provide students with the necessary foundations to work with vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, differential calculus, graphing functions, limits, derivatives, and matrix operations. See minor plan.

Teacher Education

Mathematics Liberal Arts is one of the majors identified by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Page 4 of Bulletin 746) for which students can seek secondary grades certification (grades 6-12). Students preparing for certification in Mathematics complete the Liberal Arts concentration plus the focus-area courses for teacher education. See the degree plan here, and the list of teacher-education course descriptions here