Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University

Who Are Mathematicians?

Mathematicians are problem solvers with strong analytical skills and logical minds. They work in engineering firms, financial agencies, and schools. They specialize in loss prevention, assessment, and academic fields. If you have strong analytical skills and are good at solving logical problems, a degree in mathematics might be right for you.

Dr. Walters teaching a math class

What Can Louisiana Tech Mathematicians Do?

Graduates of Louisiana Tech’s Mathematics program find meaningful work as actuaries, computer systems analysts, data scientists, mathematicians, software engineers, statisticians, and teachers. Others have gone to prestigious graduate schools like MIT and Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California San Diego, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University.

Because the Louisiana Tech Mathematics program provides minors in actuarial science and math education and concentrations in engineering, our students graduate with the skills to be successful in a number of public service and private sector fields.

Graduates of this program can reason with complex problems, construct logical arguments, formulate a problem precisely, look at a problem from multiple points of view, present solutions clearly and effectively, and present scientific work orally and in writing.

Required Courses

Mathematics Minor

Calculus I-IV
Differential Equations

New Minor Requirements:
Students in other departments who wish to minor in mathematics are required to take Math 241, 242 and an additional 18 semester credit hours earned in mathematics courses or statistics courses numerically above Math 242* with 9 semester credit hours being numerically above Math 300 and Statistics 300 (other than STAT 402). No more than 6 semester hours may be in statistics. All courses applied toward the minor must be completed with the grade of “C” or higher.

*Note this allows students to complete through MATH 245 as part of their minor requirements.

Actuarial Science Minor Prerequisites

Calculus I-IV
Engineering Economics

Minor Courses

Statistical Methods
Regression Analysis
Theory of Probability
Theory of Statistics
Industrial Cost Analysis
Financial Mathematics

What Can Mathematics Students Expect at Louisiana Tech?

As a Louisiana Tech Mathematics student, you’ll start your curriculum with an integrated first- and second-year curriculum that will expose you to mathematics and its connections to the sciences. Your classes will have a low student-to-teacher ratio, and you’ll learn from professors who are invested in your success.

As you advance past the fundamental courses, you will tailor the remainder of your education to your interests. Using guided electives, you’ll concentrate in engineering or minor in one of many University-approved options that will qualify you for a career in the field of your choice.

You’ll learn analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills and have the opportunity to research with professors who have expertise in several mathematics fields, including numerical analysis, scientific computing, algebra, graph theory, cryptography, and statistics. During your senior year, you’ll present a research project to industry sponsors, alums, faculty, and other students at the College of Engineering and Science Design and Research Conference.

Are You Interested in Earning a Teaching Minor along with Your Math Degree?

Louisiana Tech’s UTeachTech program, a collaboration between the College of Engineering and Science and the College of Education, provides a pathway for you to become a high school math teacher. To complete the UTeachTech program, you’ll just need to take 18 hours of courses in addition to those required in your math curriculum and earn 9 credit hours through student teaching.

Headshot of Landen Nguyen

Louisiana Tech’s Mathematics curriculum provides its students with incredibly diverse skillsets on graduation. The proof-based classes train us to think in very unique, abstract ways, while the more computational classes teach us to use that unique thought process to apply mathematics to real-world problems.

Landen Nguyen '24

Berwick, Louisiana

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