Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences Concentration, B.A.

Why Major in Mathematics?

Our graduates go on to teach in public and private school systems. They find employment as actuaries, in the financial sector, with private companies and with government agencies. Many will go to graduate school and earn advanced degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Information Technology, Engineering, Business and other fields.

What makes us great

  • Encourage guided discovery approaches to problem solving
  • Interactive study room offers organic collaboration and support from faculty, and snacks!
  • Students explore in groups at the blackboard or with mathematical manipulatives
  • You'll develop important communication, interpersonal and team skills
Requirements for Actuarial Sciences Concentration

Mathematics Requirements - 36 Credits

  • MATH 0105 - Calculus I
  • MATH 0106 - Calculus II
  • MATH 0201 - Calculus III
  • MATH 0218 - Linear Algebra
  • MATH 0300 - Discrete Mathematics with Proofs
  • MATH 0333 - Applied Statistical and Experimental Design
  • MATH 0342 - Actuarial Problem Solving: Probability
  • MATH 0343 - Actuarial Problem Solving: Financial Mathematics
  • Nine additonal credits

Four Courses from the following

  • MATH 0304 - Differential Equations
  • MATH 0334 - Operations Research and Modeling
  • MATH 0344 - Probability Theory
  • MATH 0345 - Mathematical Statistics with Applications
  • MATH 0398 - Internship in Mathematics AND

Economics Requirements - 9 Credits

  • ECON 0101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 0102 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 0305 - Introduction to Econometric Methods

Business Management Courses - 12 Credits

  • ACCT 0104 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 0105 - Principles of Accounting II
  • FINC 0207 - Financial Management
  • FINC 0318 - Advanced Financial Management

Programming Requirements - 3-4 Credits

One course from among:

  • CAIS 0117 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CAIS 0120 - Computer Science/Program Design I
  • CAIS 0132 - Programming in C++
  • CAIS 0205 - Introduction to Cobol
  • CAIS 0220 - Computer Science/Program Design II

Required Capstone Experinece

A capstone experience must be completed. This requirement can be fulfilled by one of the following:

  • Complete an appropriate internship. This cannot be used to also satisfy the additional nine MATH credits.
  • Complete an appropriate independent study with permission of advisor and chair. This cannot be used to also satisfy the additional nine MATH credits.
  • MATH 0390 - Senior Seminar

    Optional Recommended Courses - 12 Credits

    • ECON 0201 - Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 0202 - Macroeconomic Theory
    • Two additional 300-level ECON courses