Undergraduate Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Mathematics

Beginning September 1, 2014, before declaring a major in Actuarial Mathematics,
students must complete Math 0470 (Actuarial Mathematics 1) wth a minimum
grade of B.

Each of these courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a
grade of C or better must be earned in each. Specific requirements are:

  1. (12 cr) Calculus I, II, III – Math 0220, 0230 and 0240 or 0245
  2. (4 cr) Introduction to Theoretical Mathematics – Math 0413 or Math 0450
  3. (3 cr) Linear Algebra – Math 1180 or 1185
  4. (3 cr) Ordinary Differential Equations – Math 1270 or 1275
  5. (6 cr) Actuarial Mathematics – Math 0470 (formerly 1120) and 1121
  6. (3 cr) Numerical Methods – Math 1070 or 1080
  7. (6 cr) Mathematics - Two courses from among the following
    1. Linear Programming - Math 1100
    2. Introduction to Optimization - Math 1101
    3. Industrial Mathematics - Math 1110
    4. Actuarial Mathematics 3 - Math 1122
    5. Actuarial Mathematics 4 - Math 1123
    6. Ordinary Differential Equations 2- Math 1280
    7. Mathematical Modeling - Math 1360
    8. Partial Differential Equations - Math 1470
    9. Advanced Calculus 1 - Math 1530
    10. Advanced Calculus 2 - Math 1540
    11. Vector Analysis - Math 1550
  8. (6 cr) Economics –
    1. Intermediate Micro - Econ 1100
    2. Intermediate Macro - Econ 1110
  9. (3 cr) Computer Science – One of
    1. Programming in Basic - CS 0004
    2. Programming in Java - CS 0007
    3. Programming in Python - CS 0008
    4. Intermediate Java - CS 0401
    5. Intro to Engineering Computing - Engr 0016
    6. Statistical Packages - Stat 1301
    7. Intro to Information Systems - BusMis 1060
  10. (12 cr) Statistics –
    1. Applied Statistical Methods - Stat 1000
    2. Probability - Stat 1151 or Math 1510
    3. One of
      1. Econometrics - Econ 1150
      2. Applied Regression - Stat 1221
    4. One of
      1. Time Series - Stat 1321
      2. Stochastic Processes - Stat 1731
      3. Applied Probability - Stat 1741
  11. (3 cr) Business – One of
    1. Corporate Finance - Bus Fin 1311
    2. Corporate Finance - Econ 1440
Sample 4 Year Program


Year 1

Fall
Math 0220 (4 cr)
CS 0401 (4 cr)
9 general education credits
Spring
Math 0230 (4 cr)
Stat 1000 (4 cr)
6 general education credits

Year 2

Fall
Math 0413 (4 cr)
Math 0470 (3 cr)
Econ 1100 (3 cr)
6 general education credits
Spring
Math 0240 (4 cr)
Math 1121 (3 cr)
Math 1180 (3 cr)
Econ 1110 (3 cr)
3 general education credits

Year 3

Fall
Math 1270 (3 cr)
Stat 1151 (3 cr)
Econ 1150 (3 cr)
6 general education credits
Spring
Math 1080 (3cr)
Math elective (3 cr)
9 general education credits

Year 4

Fall
Math elective (3 cr)
Stat 1731 (3 cr)
9 general education credits
Spring
BusFin 1311 (3 cr)
12 general education credits

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