The discipline of operations research applies methods from various mathematical and computer science disciplines such as calculus, linear algebra, combinatorics, probability, statistics, and computer programming to solve complex problems that arise in transportation, scheduling, engineering, finance, manufacturing, etc., to find optimal or near-optimal solutions to these problems. The Operations Research Minor at Loyola is a perfect option for students looking to add a bit of applied mathematics, statistics, and computing to their major degree. The technical expertise gained from the courses in this minor will help students excel in their major discipline, and open the door to a potential career in engineering.
- One year of Calculus (Math 161 & Math 162)
- Object-Oriented Mathematical Programming (Math 215 or Comp 170)
- Linear Algebra (Math 212)
- Statistics (Stat 203) or Biostatistics (Stat 335)
- Stochastic Processes (Stat 306)
- Computational Aspects of Modeling and Simulation (Stat 321)
- Introduction to Optimization (Math 358)