Students of mathematics and applied mathematics at LMU join a community of scholars consisting of faculty and other students.  By design, our department facilities and our three degree programs promote interaction and collaborative work among students and faculty. All mathematics students obtain a broad foundation in pure, applied, and computational mathematics.  Mathematics and Applied Mathematics majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree while students planning to become teachers earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and have the ability to complete the SB 2042 California Preliminary Single Subject (Secondary) Teaching Credential during their four years at LMU.

Visit the main Mathematics department page.

You might be a Mathematics major if you:

  • want one of the top highest-earning college degrees according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • are considering a career in mathematics, law, medicine, finance, national security, urban planning, data analysis, computer graphics and animation, or teaching (among many others!)
  • are curious about the mathematics behind how Google ranks its pages, Netflix makes its suggestions, or Pixar animates the motion of cloth, smoke, or even hair
  • are curious about the mathematics involved in analyzing dosage strategies for chemotherapy, mobilizing police forces, or modeling traffic flow
  • enjoy explaining mathematics homework solutions to your friends and/or siblings
  • have ever wondered if there’s a version of the Quadratic Formula for polynomials of degrees other than 2
  • want to understand why .999… = 1
  • like solving puzzles such as Sudoku, KenKen, the Rubik’s Cube, and 1024
  • are intrigued by the Birthday Problem, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, the Monty Hall Problem or Benford’s Law   
  • enjoy thinking about what equation this image depicts:


  • want to know the next item in the sequence: W, A, J, M, M, … (for a hint, e-mail!)

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