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  • Mathematics:  Actuarial Science Program Requirements

    Actuarial Science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries. Actuarial science involves relationships of probability, mathematics, statistics, finance, economics and computer programming. By applying all of these principles, actuaries assess risk levels in a wide range of industries. 

    For the Actuarial Science track in mathematics, students are required to take 120 credit hours of work for the major and the basic curriculum courses in natural sciences and mathematics as stated in the general catalogue. Students are also encouraged to take business courses such as corporate finance, accounting, risk analysis, and insurance.  

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
      OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)

    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 12 hours
    A. Choose one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      AND
    • SP 102. Introductory Spanish II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • FR 102. Introductory French II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • PL 100. An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3)
      OR
    • PL 204. Medical Ethics (3)

    B. Any one of the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
      OR
      For Honors students, the following:
    • HR 100. Honors Forum (1)
    • HR 200. Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary (2)

    C. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)
    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 11 hours
    • BY 101. Introductory Biology I (4) (Math majors only)
      OR
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)
      OR
    • BY 104. Principles of Biology (4)
      AND
    • MH 114. Precalculus Trigonometry (3) or higher math

    For majors in Mathematics and Mathematics-Computer Information Systems:

    • PH 211. Technical Physics I (4)

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AN 100. Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) *
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3) *
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
      OR
    • SY 110. Social Problems (3)

    Note(s):  *Required for MH and MH-CIS majors.

    V. UWA Experience: 2 hours

    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)

    Mathematics Major Basic Curriculum: 19 hours

    • CS 205. Microcomputer Applications (3) (for non-CIS majors or minors)
      OR
    • CS 210. Introduction to CIS (3) **
      OR
    • ED 405. Technology and Education (3)
    • MH 121. Calculus I (4)
    • MH 122. Calculus II (4)
    • MH 223. Multivariable Calculus (4)
    • PH 212. Technical Physics II (4)


    Note(s): **For Mathematics/CIS majors or CIS minors

  • Mathematics:  Actuarial Science Program Requirements

    Mathematics: 38 Hours

    • MH 213. Linear Algebra (3)
    • MH 224. Applied Differential Equations (3)
    • MH 300. Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (3)
    • MH 308. Seminar in Mathematics (1)
    • MH 341. Probability and Statistics (4)
    • MH 364. Mathematics of Finance (3)
    • MH 422. Real Analysis (3)
    • MH 441. Mathematical Statistics I (3)
    • MH 442. Mathematical Statistics II (3)
    • MH 444. Actuarial Risk Theory (3)
    • MH 445. Actuarial Modeling (3)
    • MH 461. Actuarial Mathematics I (3)
    • MH 462. Actuarial Mathematics II (3)

    Business: 27 Hours

    • AC 211. Accounting I (3)
    • AC 212. Accounting II (3)
    • CS 210. Introduction to CIS (3)
    • CS 300. Programming I (3)
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • FI 300. Finance (3)
    • FI 310. Managerial Finance (3)
    • FI 340. Investments (3)