Bachelor of Science Degree, Mathematics, Actuarial Science Emphasis

An actuary uses mathematical models to analyze risk.  Actuaries are in demand by insurance companies, investment firms, banks, consulting firms, and the government.  Responsibilities include decisions regarding insurance premiums, retirement funds, corporate planning, and investment programs.  Please see the overview of actuarial science and Actuarial Science Resources for more information.

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Recommended for students preparing for careers as actuaries, a profession in demand by insurance and investment firms, banks, and the government.

All courses to be counted in the major and minor (Mathematics and Mathematics Education) must be passed with a “C” or better. Students must take an approved comprehensive examination in mathematics, or mathematics education during their senior year, passing with a score at least in the 25th percentile.

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Degree Requirements

Course Number and Title Credits
General Education Core  
Core Course Requirements (must take MATH 1210) 17-18
Knowledge Areas Requirements (must take ECON 2010) 19
University Requirements  
Experiential Education (3 Credits)  
UNIV 1010 Introduction to Experiential Education 1
UNIV 3925 EER Proposal 1
UNIV 4925 Synthesis and Reflection 1
BS Degree – Math or Science minimum requirement (12 hours)  
Support Core Requirements (3 hours)  
ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Program Prerequisites (7 hours)  
MATH 1050 College Algebra (prerequisite for MATH 1210 Calculus I) 4
MATH 1060 Trigonometry (prerequisite for MATH 1210 Calculus I) 3
Core Requirements (57 hours)  
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
MATH 2210 Calculus III 4
MATH 2270 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 2280 Differential Equations 3
MATH 3120 Foundations of Algebra & Analysis 3
MATH 3500 Actuarial Mathematics 3
MATH 3700 Probability and Statistics 4
MATH 3770 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 4220 Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 4400 Advanced Calculus I 3
MATH 4990 Capstone Seminar 3
CSIS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming OR CSIS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
ACCT 2010 Accounting Principles 3
FIN 3250 Managerial Finance I 3
FIN 3260 Managerial Finance II 3
ECON 4260 Econometrics (requires instructor's signature) 3
FIN 3110 Risk & Insurance (requires instructor's signature) 3
Elective: any upper division math course (3000-4000 level) except MATH 3140 or MATH 4900 3
Free Electives (minor from Business is recommended but not required) 16
Total Credits, B.S. degree 120