Mathematics Major with Actuarial Emphasis
This option requires students to specialize in those mathematical areas with particular value to actuarial science. A strong concentration of mathematics courses, including linear algebra and probability & statistics, is necessary, along with other courses in applied mathematics and actuarial science. Successful completion of one of the SOA examinations is an additional requirement for this emphasis.
The Mathematics Major with Actuarial Emphasis consists of 45 credits:
- Mathematics 120, 121, 213, 222, 300, 330, 356, 357
- CIS 102(Spreadsheet or Database), 110
- At least 3 credits from Mathematics 323, 324, 327
- Complete 4a or 4b below (9 or 10 additional credits):
- Take three courses selected from Math 310, 315, 320, 323, 324, 327, 360, 367, 397, 468
- Take two courses selected from Math 310, 315, 320, 323, 324, 327, 360, 367, 397, 468; and 3 or 4 credits from Math 380, 390, 395, 499
- Collateral requirements: Pass at least one of the actuarial exams.
- Recommended collateral areas: business and economics, communication, finance, insurance, writing.
To have a major in mathematics approved for graduation, you must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (2.75 to student teach) in the math courses you select to satisfy the requirements of the major. In addition, you must achieve a grade of C or better in at least 15 credits in required courses numbered 300 or above. These standards apply regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy. The department chair may allow exceptions on a conditional basis.