Actuarial Mathematics (B.A.)

The courses offered by the Department of Mathematics serve several purposes; they supply the mathematical preparation necessary for students specializing in the physical, life or social sciences, in business administration, in engineering, and in education; they provide a route by which students may achieve a level of competence to do research in any of several special mathematical areas; they allow students to prepare themselves for work as mathematicians and statisticians in industry and government; and they give an opportunity to all inquisitive students to learn something about modern mathematical ideas.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University. Undergraduates declaring a mathematics major are strongly encouraged to meet with a departmental advisor before doing so. After a student's acceptance as a major, a student should consult a Departmental advisor at least once a semester to verify progress.

Students must complete 120 credits in course work including satisfaction of the University General Education Requirements and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Group Requirements, as well as the departmental major  requirements cited below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees. A minimum of 15 credits at or above the 5000 level must be taken at Wayne State


Select one of the following Computer Science courses:3
Problem Solving and Programming
and Problem Solving and Programming Laboratory
Introduction to C++ Programming Language
Computer Science I
and Computer Science I Lab
ECO 2010Principles of Microeconomics4
ECO 2020Principles of Macroeconomics4
MAT 2010Calculus I4
MAT 2020Calculus II4
MAT 2030Calculus III4
MAT 2250Elementary Linear Algebra3
MAT 2350Elementary Differential Equations3
MAT 5030Statistical Computing and Data Analysis3
MAT 5700Introduction to Probability Theory4
MAT 5740The Theory of Interest3
STA 5800Introduction to Mathematical Statistics4
MAT 5993Writing Intensive Course in Mathematics 10
Select two of the following electives:6
Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Mathematical Models in Operations Research
Applied Time Series
Special Topics in Mathematics

Minimum Grade Requirements

The following grade requirements must be satisfied to obtain the degree.

  • C- or better if a course is a prerequisite for another course.
  • C or better average grade for all courses.
  • D- or better in any course that is not a prerequisite.
  • C or better if credits are transferred and count toward the department’s requirements.