Mathematics, with an Actuarial Science Concentration

Bachelor of Science

Actuarial Science is a cross-disciplinary field that requires knowledge from mathematics, economics, and business to solve problems involving risk assessment and risk management. Actuaries apply mathematical principles and techniques to solve problems in finance, insurance, and related fields. They are involved with every aspect of the insurance industry and must possess strong mathematical skills and a solid business background to apply their technical knowledge. Dalton State College’s Mathematics degree with an Actuarial Concentration will provide students with the courses to be successful in the actuarial field. Courses in this pathway include calculus, probability & statistics, economics, marketing, accounting, computer science, and finance. Professional status is obtained through a series of exams and this degree starts the student on the path to becoming an actuary.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics3
Area B: Institutional Options
Beginning Fall 2022, incoming (entering) students with 29 hours or fewer college credits will take only a Perspectives course for their one-hour Area B credit.
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America
PRSP Elective (See advisor)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one or two ENGL course(s):3-6
Topics in Literature & Culture
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
One of the following Laboratory Science Sequences:8
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology II
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics II
MATH 2253Calculus and Analytic Geom I4
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics3
Area F: Major Related
CMPS 1301Principles of Programming I3
MATH 2254Calculus and Analytic Geom II4
MATH 2255Calculus and Analytic Geom III4
MATH 2256Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 2403Differential Equations4
Upper Level Concentration
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2102Principles of Accounting II3
BUSA 2850Business Statistics3
ECON 4101Applied Econometrics3
FINC 3056Principles of Finance3
FINC 3101Intermediate Corporate Finance3
FINC 3201Investments3
FINC 4301Risk Management3
FINC 4701Finance Case Studies3
MATH 3101Intro to Advanced Mathematics3
MATH 3511Intro to Numerical Analysis3
MATH 4401Operations Research3
MATH 4502Statistics for Process Control3
MATH 4601Real Analysis I4
MATH 4602Real Analysis II3
MATH 4701Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 4702Probability and Statistics II3
MATH 4850Mathematical Finance3
MATH 4860Internship In Mathematics4
Total Hours120