Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

BS in Applied Mathematics

Students earning a B.S. in Applied Mathematics will acquire foundational knowledge in the field, as well as competency in the critical thinking, technological, and communication skills necessary for its application. The growing and interdisciplinary relevance of applied mathematics is further evidenced by the list of growing fields in which applied mathematicians are needed, as provided by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, SIAM. The list includes Systems Biology, Data Mining and Data Privacy, Materials Science, Computer Animation and Digital Imaging, Finance and Economics, Ecology, Epidemiology, and Climatology. Job prospects for applied mathematicians are good. As noted by the Mathematical Association of America, the top 10 Best Jobs of 2016, as compiled by CareerCast.com, include a Data Scientist, Statistician, Information Security Analyst, and Mathematician, and these 4 jobs fit under the broad applied mathematics umbrella. Additionally, the top 10 list includes a Software Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst, and Actuary, for each of which a solid applied mathematical background is helpful, and a few medical field jobs.

Curriculum (Effective Fall 2022)

AP Credit Policies

Lower Level Course Requirements

Probability and Statistics Requirements

  • One of the following two sets of courses:

Upper Level Course Requirements

Electives A (Two electives chosen from the following)

Elective B

  • One elective chosen from any 300-level Math or an approved 300-level Stat course

Curriculum (Prior to Fall 2022)

AP Credit Policies

Foundational Requirements

  • Two years of Calculus, including Multivariable Calculus: Math 161, Math 162, Math 263
  • Discrete Mathematics: Math 201
  • One of the following two options:
    • Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations: Math 212Math 264
    • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations: Math 266
  • One of the following two options:
  • Statistics: Stat 203
  • Applied Regression: Stat 308
  • Mathematical Modeling: Math 356
  • Advanced Linear Algebra: Math 315
  • Applied Dynamical Systems: Math 366
  • Three 3-credit elective courses in mathematics, chosen from the following list
  • Completion of one of the following Areas of External Focus:
    • Engineering Systems
    • Information Systems
    • Computional Science

Areas of External Focus:

  • Engineering Systems (22 credits)
  • Information Systems (24 credits)
    • Object Oriented Programming: Math 215
    • Data Structures for Informatics: Comp 231
    • Business Information Systems: Infs 247
    • Introduction to Accounting: Acct 201
    • One of the following two courses:
      • Microeconomics: Econ 201
      • Macroeconomics: Econ 202
    • Database and Data Warehousing Systems: Infs 346
    • Two of the following courses:
      • Client Analytics Applications: Infs 348
      • Data Visualization: Infs 360
      • VBA Programming: Infs 397

  • Computational Science (21 credits)
    • Introduction to Computing Tools and Techniques: Comp 141
    • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming: Comp 170
    • Data Structures I: Comp 271
    • Data Structures II: Comp 272
    • Three of the following courses: