20212022 University Catalog
Mathematics, Actuarial Science Concentration, B.A.


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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics has five distinct concentrations so that students can select an appropriate pathway depending on their career goals. Each of the concentrations enables students to develop the following: the ability to construct mathematical proofs; the ability to think analytically and critically, and to formulate problems, solve them and interpret their solutions; the ability to utilize technology when doing mathematics; and communicate mathematics in written and oral forms. The program prepares students to be competitive in the job market and/or to pursue graduate education.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree section in this catalog for complete information. All courses required for the major must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better, and may not be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.
Core Requirements (25 units)
Cognates (911 units)
Complete one the of following cognates.
Chemistry Cognate (10 units)
Civil Engineering Cognate (9 units)
Computer Science Cognate (10 units)
Economics Cognate (9 units)
Finance Cognate (9 units)
Information Systems and Decision Sciences Cognate (9 units)
 Three adviserapproved ISDS courses
Mathematics Cognate (9 units)
Three upperdivision courses in Mathematics from one of the four concentrations of the Mathematics major other than the student’s own concentration.
Physics Cognate (11 units)
Research Cognate (9 units)
Computer Programming Requirement (3 units)
Writing Requirement
MATH 380 will satisfy the university’s upperdivision writing requirement for mathematics majors.
Internship
Students should contact the Mathematics Department internship coordinator, MH154.
Actuarial Science Concentration (2223 units)
The Actuarial Science Concentration provides students with the necessary background coursework for a career as an actuary — professionals who assemble and analyze data to estimate the probability and likely cost of an event such as death, sickness, disability or loss of property. It consistently ranks as one of the most secure and highestpaying professions. The program offers opportunities for students to develop the skills expected of entrylevel actuaries; equipping them with the tools to help companies and businesses anticipate and manage financial uncertainties and risks. It also prepares students for the first five professional actuarial credentialing exams (Exam P, Exam FM, Exam IFM, Exam STAM and Exam SRM).
In addition to the courses below, students in the Actuarial Science concentration are advised to complete the Finance cognate.
And one of the following:
Graduation Requirement (3 units)

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