Mathematics, with an Actuarial Science Concentration

Bachelor of Science

B.S. in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science Option offers students who wish to pursue a career as an actuary the opportunity to take classes which focus on the skills and knowledge needed to be successful on the professional exams.  Due to the nature of the job, professionals pursuing a career in actuarial science must have specialized mathematical skills and knowledge, analytical problem solving skills, business sills and knowledge, and professional communication skills. This option offers students courses from across our curricula which will prepare them for the exams and the workforce.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics3
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts6
Choose one or two ENGL course(s):3-6
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
MATH 2253Calculus and Analytic Geom I *4
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
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
MATH 2254Calculus and Analytic Geom II4
MATH 2255Calculus and Analytic Geom III4
MATH 2256Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 2403Differential Equations4
CMPS 1301Principles of Programming I3
Upper Level Concentration
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2102Principles of Accounting II3
ECON 4101Applied Econometrics3
MARK 3010Principles of Marketing3
FINC 3056Principles of Finance3
MATH 3101Intro to Advanced Mathematics3
MATH 3401Linear Algebra3
MATH 4401Operations Research3
MATH 4502Statistics for Process Control3
MATH 4511Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 4512Numerical Analysis II3
MATH 4601Real Analysis I4
MATH 4602Real Analysis II3
MATH 4701Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 4702Probability and Statistics II3
General Electives13
The Environment of Business
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Principles of Programming II
Computing for Scien & Engineer
Principles of Physics I **
Principles of Physics II **
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours121

One hour from MATH 2253 may be used toward the upper level General Electives.


Students who use Physics in Area D are not allowed to use Physics here.