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The Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematical Sciences is designed to include a large level of flexibility to serve students in a variety of areas in Mathematical Sciences and statistics: pure math, computational math, applied math, and statistics.

The degree requires students to take a one-semester course in the following standard areas: Real Analysis, Algebra, Differential Equations, and Statistics. To ensure students have an appropriate level of breadth, 12 additional 400-level Department of Mathematical Sciences courses are required. To ensure students have an appropriate level of depth, two (2) one-year sequences must be included. The standard freshman and sophomore level courses are also required, such as calculus and linear algebra.

Available Options

  • Concentration in Actuarial Science

    This is a specialized degree toward Actuarial Sciences that includes a corresponding level of knowledge in Mathematical Sciences.

    The Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics is designed to include a large level of flexibility to serve students in a variety of areas in mathematics and statistics: pure math, computational math, applied math, and statistics.

    The degree requires students to take a one-semester course in the following standard areas: Real Analysis, Algebra, Differential Equations, and Statistics. To ensure students have an appropriate level of breadth, 12 additional 400-level Department of Mathematical Sciences courses are required. To ensure students have an appropriate level of depth, two (2) one-year sequences must be included. The standard freshman and sophomore level courses are also required, such as calculus and linear algebra.

Accreditation

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of differential (1A), integral (1B), and multivariable (1C) calculus, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of vector calculus (2A), linear algebra (2B), ordinary differential equations (2C), higher-level algebra (2D), and analysis (2E), and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
  • Be able to think analytically and critically and to formulate problems, solve them, and interpret their solutions.
  • Achieve an understanding of the nature of proof, in particular should demonstrate a good understanding of rigorous mathematical proof (reading and writing), and apply the reasoning based on definitions, axioms, theorems, and induction.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Have experience applying knowledge from one branch of mathematics to another and from mathematics to other disciplines.
Concentration in Actuarial Science
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of differential (1A), integral (1B), and multivariable (1C) calculus, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of vector calculus (2A), linear algebra (2B), ordinary differential equations (2C), higher-level algebra (2D), and analysis (2E), and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
  • Be able to think analytically and critically and to formulate problems, solve them, and interpret their solutions.
  • Prepare for and complete the two exams offered by the Society of Actuaries (1. Financial Mathematics and 2. Probability and Statistics)
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Have experience applying knowledge from one branch of mathematics to another and from mathematics to other disciplines.

Career Possibilities

Concentration in Actuarial Science

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The department of mathematical sciences provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.

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