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 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 2010||Principles of Microeconomics||4|
|ECO 2020||Principles of Macroeconomics||4|
|MAT 2010||Calculus I||4|
|MAT 2020||Calculus II||4|
|MAT 2030||Calculus III||4|
|MAT 2250||Elementary Linear Algebra||3|
|MAT 2350||Elementary Differential Equations||3|
|MAT 5030||Statistical Computing and Data Analysis||3|
|MAT 5700||Introduction to Probability Theory||4|
|MAT 5740||The Theory of Interest||3|
|STA 5800||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||4|
|MAT 5993||Writing Intensive Course in Mathematics 1||0|
|Select two of the following electives:||6|
|Introduction to Stochastic Processes|
|Mathematical Models in Operations Research|
|Applied Time Series|
|Special Topics in Mathematics|
This course is linked to MAT 5740.
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.