May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, BS


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Mathematics is the science of numbers and the abstract formulation of their operations. Quantitative skills acquired through this study are useful in career fields which include computer science, business, actuarial science, engineering, life and physical sciences, medicine, and research. Actuaries concentrate on the study of actuarial science and usually work for the government, an insurance agency, or a consulting firm. They interpret statistics to determine the likelihood of injury, sickness, death, or loss of property among various population groups and develop insurance rates and plans for these groups. Entry-level jobs available to graduates in this field include: actuary, computer programmer, engineer, internal revenue agent, military intelligence officer, pension administrator, rate analyst, research mathematician, statistician, systems analyst, cryptanalyst, and teacher. Among the employers who hire graduates: banks, computer services, consulting firms, corporations, educational institutions, engineering firms, government agencies, insurance companies, manufacturing firms, pharmaceutical companies, and research and development laboratories. Most mathematics graduates go directly into the field where they can earn good salaries, even at entry level. A few go immediately into graduate schools for further study. 

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Student Learning Outcomes


Mathematics, BS Program Level Outcomes

  • Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will demonstrate proficiency in mathematics content and skills.
  • Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will be able to effectively formulate and communicate proofs in mathematics.
  • Students graduating with a B. S. in Mathematics will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems.
  • Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will be able to read and evaluate the validity of a mathematical argument.
  • Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will present mathematics in written and oral forms consistent with the standards of the regional mathematics associations.

Actuarial Science Concentration Outcomes

  • B.S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will demonstrate proficiency in mathematics content and skills including the mathematical theory of interest, statistical models, and economics.
  • Students graduating with a B. S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems including problems related to the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society professional examinations.
  • Students graduating with a B. S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems.
  • Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will be able to read and evaluate the validity of a mathematical argument.
  • Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will present mathematics in written and oral forms consistent with the standards of the regional mathematics and actuarial associations.

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