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.
- 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
Students in the Actuarial Sciences Program work toward completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Sciences. This program is perfect for students interested in using their quantitative skills in applications of statistical and risk-based methods. Students in the program will complete courses that will satisfy all of the Validation through Educational Experiences (VEE) requirements within the Society of Actuaries (SOA). They will also complete courses that will thoroughly prepare them for the actuarial exams P/1 Probability and FM/2 Financial Mathematics.
The program requires the completion of 61-65 credits, depending on the student's course selections.
Actuarial Sciences (61-65 credits)
Mathematics Requirements (36 credits)
The following Mathematics courses are required of students in this concentration:
- 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
- Additionally, choose 9 credits 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
Business Requirements (12 credits)
The following Accounting and Finance courses are required of students in this concentration:
Economics Requirements (9 credits)
The following Economics courses are required of students in this concentration:
Programming Requirements (3-4 credits)
Choose one course from the following:
Required Capstone Experience
A capstone experience must be completed. This requirement can be fulfilled by one of the following:
- Complete an appropriate Internship*
- Complete an appropriate Independent Study with permission of Advisor and Department Chair*
- Complete MATH 0390 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics.
*Any Internship credits or Independent Study credits used to fulfill the "9 Additional Credits" area within the 36-credit Mathematics requirements cannot be used to fulfill the Capstone Experience.
Optional Recommended Courses (12 credits)
- ECON 0201 - Intermediate Microeconomics
- ECON 0202 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Two additional 300-level ECON courses
- Students have the ability to explore and understand advanced mathematical knowledge.
- Students effectively communicate mathematical ideas.
- Students use the language of mathematical proof correctly and appropriately.
- Students understand the interconnectedness of mathematics.