Requirements - Statistical and Actuarial Mathematics

Statisitcal and actuarial mathematics majors may earn either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree through the Mathematics department.

 

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Statistical and Actuarial Mathematics—SAM (41–45 hours)

All of the following:

  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I, II 8 hours; or MATH 133 Theory and Application of Calculus 4 hours 
  • MATH 225 Foundations of Higher Mathematics 3 hours 
  • MATH 231 Calculus III 4 hours 
  • MATH 326 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4 hours 
  • MATH 496 Pro-Seminar 2 hours 
  • CPSC 207 Computer Programming 3 hours

All of the following:

  • MATH 252 Theory of Interest 3 hours 
  • MATH 345 Probability 3 hours 
  • MATH 346 Statistics 3 hours 
  • MATH 372 Stochastic Models 3 hours

One of the following full-year sequences:

  • MATH 341-342 Analysis I, II 6 hours 
  • MATH 353-354 Abstract Algebra I, II 6 hours

Three additional hours at the 300-400 level (above 302):

  • CPSC 315 Simulation: Theory and Application 3 hours 
  • CPSC 328 Data Structures 3 hours 
  • MATH 335 Differential Equations II 3 hours 
  • MATH 336 Numerical Analysis 3 hours 
  • MATH 339 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours 
  • MATH 341 Analysis I 3 hours 
  • MATH 342 Analysis II 3 hours 
  • MATH 345 Probability 3 hours 
  • MATH 346 Statistics 3 hours 
  • MATH 353 Abstract Algebra I 3 hours 
  • MATH 354 Abstract Algebra II 3 hours 
  • MATH 361 Geometry 3 hours 
  • MATH 362 Topology 3 hours 
  • MATH 372 Stochastic Models 3 hours 
  • MATH 381 Mathematical Modeling 3 hours 
  • MATH 438 Mathematical Programming 3 hours 
  • MATH 490 Special Topics 1–3 hours 
  • MATH 497 Independent Study 1–3 hours

Recommended courses for students who plan to sit for the Actuarial exams:

  • BUAD 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hours 
  • BUAD 312 Principles of Finance 3 hours 
  • BUAD 313 Investments 3 hours 
  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours 
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours

 

Bachelor of Science: Major in Computing and Applied Mathematics—CAM (59–64 hours)

All of the following:

  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I, II 8 hours; or MATH 133 Theory and Application of Calculus 4 hours 
  • MATH 225 Foundations of Higher Mathematics 3 hours
  • MATH 231 Calculus III 4 hours 
  • MATH 326 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4 hours 
  • MATH 496 Pro-Seminar 2 hours 
  • CPSC 207 Computer Programming 3 hours

Four of the following:

  • MATH 335 Differential Equations II 3 hours 
  • MATH 336 Numerical Analysis 3 hours 
  • MATH 339 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours 
  • MATH 341 Analysis I 3 hours 
  • MATH 342 Analysis II 3 hours 
  • MATH 345 Probability 3 hours 
  • MATH 346 Statistics 3 hours 
  • MATH 353 Abstract Algebra I 3 hours 
  • MATH 354 Abstract Algebra II 3 hours 
  • MATH 361 Geometry 3 hours 
  • MATH 362 Topology 3 hours 
  • MATH 381 Mathematical Modeling 3 hours
  •  MATH 438 Mathematical Programming 3 hours

Four of the following:

  • CPSC 307 C and Assembly Language 3 hours 
  • CPSC 308 Electronic Communications 3 hours 
  • CPSC 315 Simulation: Theory and Application 3 hours 
  • CPSC 328 Data Structures 3 hours 
  • CPSC 417 Systems Analysis and Design 4 hours 
  • CPSC 429 Database Systems 3 hours

At least 15 hours of science other than mathematics or computer science including one of the following full-year sequences:

  • BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I, II 8 hours 
  • CHEM 121-122 Principles of Chemistry I, II 8 hours 
  • PHYS 217-218 Physics I, II 8 hours;  or PHYS 221-222 General Physics I, II 10 hours