Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Actuarial Science Emphasis

The curriculum in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences with an Actuarial Science emphasis explores the application of analytical problem solving tools to challenges in the financial and insurance industries. Students in the Actuarial Science emphasis investigate techniques in applied and pure mathematics and pursue electives in economics and finance that demonstrate how mathematics can be used to model financial concerns in the insurance and related industries.  

A student completing this program is prepared to enter employment with analytical and quantitative tools relevant to modern financial markets. Coursework in the Actuarial emphasis prepares students to take actuarial exams necessary for employment in the actuarial industry. Furthermore, with the appropriate electives chosen, the student is prepared to enter quantitatively oriented graduate schools. A minor in business or economics is well suited to students in this program. All advising for this degree option is done through the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Mathematics.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
MATH 171 Calculus I 4
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
Freshman Science elective 1 4
General elective 2,3 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 172 Calculus II 4
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
University Core Curriculum 4 3
Freshman Science elective 1 4
General elective 2,3 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
3
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
MATH 300 Foundations of Mathematics 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
STAT 212 Principles of Statistics II 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 325 The Mathematics of Interest 3
MATH 411
Mathematical Probability 3
or Mathematical Statistics I
3
MATH 425 The Mathematics of Contingent Claims 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
General elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 417
Numerical Methods
or Principles of Numerical Analysis
4
MATH 419
Applications of Actuarial Science
or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate
2
Select one of the following: 4
Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate  
Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences
 
General elective 3 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
Select 6 hours from the following: 6
 
 
 
Select 9 hours from the following: 9
Operations Research I
or Operations Research II
 
 
Introduction to Econometrics  
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences
4
University Core Curriculum 4 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 300 or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 417, MATH 437 or CSCE 442 may be used in this degree program.


If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151/MATH 171, MATH 152/MATH 172, MATH 221/MATH 251/MATH 253, MATH 300, MATH 323 or MATH 308, this course must be immediately retaken and a grade of C or better earned. The department will allow at most two D’s in upper-level (325-499) courses. If a third D is earned, one of the three courses in which a D was earned must be retaken and a grade of C or better earned.

Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a general elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.