Mathematics Major: Concentration in Actuarial Studies

Admission Requirements for the Mathematics Major

Rigorous high school coursework and strong SAT scores with above average grades in mathematics and computer science courses.

Requirements for Mathematics Major: Concentration in Actuarial Studies

Core Courses Math Major: 25 credits (including Ancillary)

MA-200Calculus I4
MA-201Calculus II4
MA-240Theory of Proof4
MA-260Linear Algebra3
MA-310Calculus III4
MA-470Capstone Experience3
CS-135Programming for Non-CS Majors3
Total Credits25

Requirements for the Concentration in Actuarial Sciences: 25 credits 

MA-302Probability and Statistics3
MA-303Mathematical Modeling3
MA-304Data Analysis4
MA-349Financial Mathematics3
MA-380Probability3
MA-381Probability Theory for Actuarial Science3
MA-425Mathematical Statistics3
CS-265Database Applications3
Total Credits25

Ancillary Requirements: 24 credits

EC-110Introduction to Microeconomics3
EC-120Introduction to Macroeconomics3
EC-200Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC-201Intermediate Microeconomics3
BA-210Financial Accounting I3
BA-220Financial Accounting II3
BA-316Financial Management3
BA-404Corporate Finance3
Total Credits24

Total Credits: 74

MA-200MA-201 and MA-240 must be completed with grades of at least C- by the end of the sophomore year. A student may only retake any of these courses at most once to increase a grade below C-; and may retake at most two of these courses to increase a grade below C-.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Department of Mathematics: Mathematics Major Concentration in Actuarial Sciences Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MA-200 Calculus I 4
CS-135 Programming for Non-CS Majors 3
EC-110 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
 Credits16
Semester Two
MA-201 Calculus II 4
MA-240 Theory of Proof 4
EC-120 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MA-310 Calculus III 4
MA-302 Probability and Statistics 3
BA-210 Financial Accounting I 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
MA-349 Financial Mathematics 3
MA-304 Data Analysis 4
BA-220 Financial Accounting II 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Semester Five
MA-380 Probability 3
MA-260 Linear Algebra 3
CS-265 Database Applications 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP LAB) 4
 Credits16
Semester Six
MA-381 Probability Theory for Actuarial Science 3
EC-200 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
BA-316 Financial Management 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
MA-470 Capstone Experience 3
EC-201 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
LASCLASC Elective (DAC) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits12
Semester Eight
BA-404 Corporate Finance 3
MA-425 Mathematical Statistics 3
MA-303 Mathematical Modeling 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120