Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; 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.
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- 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.
Plans of Study
- 2018-19, 4 Year Plan of Study
- 2017-18, 4 Year Plan of Study
- 2016-17, 4 Year Plan of Study
- 2015-16, 4 Year Plan of Study
- 2014-15, 4 Year Plan of Study
- 2008-10, 4 Year Plan of Study
- 2006-08, 4 Year Plan of Study