Mathematics, BS, Actuarial Science Concentration

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems that can be modeled mathematically.
  2. Critically interpret numerical and graphical data.
  3. Read and construct mathematical arguments and proofs.
  4. Use computer technology appropriately to solve problems and to promote understanding.
  5. Communicate a depth and breadth of mathematical knowledge, both orally and in writing.
  6. Apply mathematical knowledge to a career related to mathematical sciences or in post baccalaureate studies.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements18
CSCI 1301Computer Science I 13
or CSCI 1371 Computing for Engineers
MATH 1501Calculus I 24
MATH 2140Introductory Linear Algebra3
MATH 2502Calculus II 34
MATH 2503Calculus III4
Elective: Select a minimum number of hours for a total of 18 hours in Area F
CHEM 1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1212
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
CSCI 1302Computer Science II3
MATH 1401Elementary Statistics 43
MATH 2020Introductory Discrete Math3
PHYS 2211
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Lab I
PHYS 2212
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics Lab II
Upper Division Major Requirements19
MATH 3005A Transition to Higher Math3
MATH 3006Communication in Mathematics1
MATH 3110Survey of Algebra3
MATH 3303Differential Equations3
MATH 3520Introduction to Analysis3
MATH 4261Introduction to Probability3
MATH 4271Financial Mathematics 53
Capstone Experience Requirements2
Preference towards MATH 4986 Internship in Mathematics
Upper Division Math Electives9
Choose at least two from the following:
MATH 3220Applied Statistics3
MATH 4130Applied Algebra3
MATH 4231Modern Geometry3
MATH 4250Elementary Number Theory3
MATH 4303Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 4320Numerical Methods3
MATH 4350Graph Theory3
MATH 4360Combinatorics3
Choose one additional course from the list above or from the list of Special Topics (MATH 4800 - 4804)
Choose 30 hours of electives, including at least 12 hours of 3000-level courses or above to complete the graduation requirement for upper-division credits.
For the Concentration in Actuarial Science, students must complete the following courses as general electives:
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 3105Intermediate Macroeconomics 63
or ECON 4103 Monetary Economics

CSCI 1301 is zero hours if taken in Area D2; CSCI 1371 cannot be used in Area F if CSCI 1301 is used in Area D2


One hour if taken in Area D2 or Area A


One hour of carry-over if MATH 2502 Calculus II was taken in Area D2, otherwise must take 4 hours to satisfy this requirement.


Zero hours if taken in Area D2


New course


 Only requires ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics as a prerequisite.