Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics
Learn more about the Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Biomathematics offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Our Lady of the Lake University offers bachelor’s degrees in mathematics that prepare students for a wide variety of careers in business, education, engineering, statistics, actuary and government. Students can choose from three different tracks: The Bachelor of Science degree in Biomathematics focuses on developing analytical and predictive models of biological and medical systems. Biomathematics is the application of mathematical principles to biological processes. The program is unique in that students are expected to have a strong background in both biology and applied mathematics. The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics is a more traditional track where students study advanced mathematics such as calculus and algebra. Students will also develop unquantifiable skills such as the ability to grasp abstract concepts, think critically and creatively solve problems. The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree is available for students who wish to pursue a secondary mathematics Texas Teacher Certification. A minor in mathematics is also available. BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN MATHEMATICS CAREERS FOR MATH MAJORS An undergraduate degree in mathematics can lead to a variety of well-paying jobs in business, industry, government and teaching. Companies in the computer and communications fields employ many mathematicians, as do oil companies, banks, insurance companies and consulting firms. Almost every bureau and branch of the federal government employs mathematicians in some capacity. Positions include statisticians, operations researchers and actuaries. The expanded use of computers in society has increased the demand for skilled programmers with a strong math background. Teaching in junior high, middle and high school are also common careers. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES In 2009, OLLU received a $2.43 million grant for upgrades to the labs, facilities and equipment of OLLU’s science and mathematics programs. The grant allowed OLLU to modernize all biology and chemistry labs, upgrade and build new computer labs and outfit the research labs. THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. SAMPLE COURSEWORK As part of the Mathematics curriculum, the following courses are offered: • Essentials in Mathematics I, II • Probability and Statistics • Calculus I, II, III • Foundations for Advanced Mathematics • Differential Equations • Linear Algebra • Concepts of Calculus • Modern Algebra • History and Philosophy of Mathematics • Topics in Discrete Mathematics • Advanced Probability and Statistics • Topics in Real Analysis • Biomathematics • Mathematical Modeling *Students pursuing the bachelor’s degree in Biomathematics will also take upper-level science courses A complete list of requirements and course descriptions is available in the OLLU Undergraduate Catalog. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Alfredo D. Vaquiax-Alvarado, PhD Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics and Science Department 210-434-6711, ext. 2450 email@example.com Dec. 2013