Applied Actuarial Science and Finance Option

This option emphasizes the mathematics of risk analysis. Graduates with this degree can seek employment as an actuary in the insurance industry or with a financial firm.  

Required Courses (45-46 cr):

  • Math 170,175 and 275 Analytic Geometry and Calculus (11cr)
  • Math 330 Linear Algebra or Math 430 Advanced Linear Algebra (3cr)
  • Acct 201-202 Introduction to Accounting (6 cr) 
  • CS 112 Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming (3 cr) or CS 120 Computer Science I (4 cr)
  • Econ 201, 202 Principles of Economics (6 cr)
  • Math 310 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 cr)
  • Math 451 Probability Theory (3 cr)
  • Math 452 Mathematical Statistics (3 cr)
  • Stat 301 Probability and Statistics (or Stat 251 Statistical Methods, but 301 recommended) (3 cr)
  • Stat 401 Statistical Analysis (3 cr)
  • Stat 423 Beginning SAS Programming or Bus 339 Spreadsheet Modeling (1 cr)

One course selected from the following (3 cr):

  • Econ 353 Quantitative Economics and Forecasting (3 cr)
  • Stat 433 Econometrics (3 cr)
  • Stat 550 Regression (3 cr)

Two of the following (6-7 cr):

  • Econ 351 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (3 cr)
  • Econ 352 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3 cr)
  • Bus 302 Intermediate Financial Management (3 cr)
  • Bus 408 Security Analysis (3 cr)
  • Bus 463 Portfolio Management (3 cr)
  • Bus 464 Derivatives and Financial Engineering (3 cr)
  • Bus 465 Introduction to Market Trading (3 cr)
  • Bus 481 International Finance (3 cr) 
  • Both Bus 364 Insurance (3 cr) and Math 455 Applied Actuarial Science (1 cr)

Three math courses numbered above 400 (9 cr)

  • Math professor speaking with students
  • Math class in session

B.S. Mathematics

Develop problem-solving tools and sharp analytic skills required for careers in science, economics, engineering, business and education.

M.S., M.A.T. and Ph.D. in Mathematics

Our balanced curriculum emphasizes fundamental math concepts, hands-on research and specialized math skills.