You like to decipher the world around you through numbers, geometry, and topology.
If you’re a natural-born “mathlete,” a degree in mathematics can lead to a career in many exciting areas, including actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, and secondary education. You can also pursue a graduate degree or professional degree in fields such as law and business.
About two-thirds of all actuaries work for life, health, and property/casualty insurance companies. Actuarial responsibilities in these fields generally include making sure that companies properly define and carefully evaluate the insurance risk, charge a fair price to assume the risk, and have an efficient system to pay claims and expenses as they occur while operating profitably as a business.
In this area of concentration, your course work will focus on the mathematics behind numerical procedures and computer algorithms. It is recommended for students interested in careers grappling with tomorrow’s large-scale numerical problems.
This field of study emphasizes mathematical analysis, probability, and some practical statistics courses to prepare you for graduate school in statistics or a career in practical statistics. Through this program, which was developed in cooperation with the Department of Experimental Statistics, you may obtain a minor in experimental statistics by taking a proper choice of required electives and one additional class.
This area of concentration allows you to pursue an undergraduate degree in mathematics and earn a secondary teaching certificate at the same time though the LSU GeauxTeach Math & Science program.
- Computational mathematician
- Grades 6-12 teacher (with proper certification)
- Insurance company executive
- Risk management specialist
- School administrator
- Special education teacher
- Theoretical mathematics researcher
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.
- 24 credit hours in 1000-level courses or higher
- 2.5 LSU and cumulative GPA (2.5 GPA for transfer)
- grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1001
- grade of "C" or better in all math and science courses
- grade of "C" or better in any of the following: Math 1022, Math 1023, Math 1550, or Math 1551
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Course Load by Subject Area
- Math: High Intensity
- Business & Economics: Medium Intensity
- Electives: Medium Intensity
Learn more about course loads and subject areas