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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Actuarial Science Concentration)

Southeastern’s mathematics major with a concentration in actuarial science is designed for students who enjoy both analyzing applications and thinking abstractly about problems. Actuaries are considered the backbone of financial security.Actuaries are considered the backbone of financial security. They are key players on management teams for insurance companies, financial planners, and many corporations that deal with “risk management.” The goal of the mathematics department is to train students in preparation to use their critical thinking skills as an actuary scientist.

In categories such as work environment, employment outlook, job security and salary, a career as an actuary is considered to be one of the top-rated jobs in America.

Program Details

46 hours of major core
57 hours of general education
18 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 121

Sample Core Courses

  • Statistics (MATH 3223) — This course is a theoretical introduction to statistics, including point estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis test. Topics include goodness of fit tests, contingency tables, regression, correlation, analysis of variance, nonparametric tests and use of the t, F, Z and chi-squared distributions to draw inferences about means and variances of one or two populations. Emphasis is on deriving the statistical tests in addition to using them to draw statistical conclusions.
  • Probability (MATH 3123) — This course is an introduction to the study of randomness. Topics include discrete and continuous probability distributions, conditional probability, independence, combinatorial probability, expected value and variance, and laws of large numbers.
  • Calculus III (MATH 3044) — This course is a study of vectors in space, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and integration in vector fields.
  • Senior Capstone Seminar (MATH 4063) — This course is designed to provide opportunities for the mathematics major to consolidate their mathematical knowledge and to obtain a perspective on the meaning and significance of that knowledge. By the end of the seminar, students will be able to clearly articulate their research argument in a well-written and orally presented project.

 Mathematics Core

Calculus II and III

Linear Algebra

Probability

Statistics

Symbolic Combinations

Senior Research

Senior Capstone

Microeconomics

Mathematics Electives (choose 6 of the following)

Number Theory

Modern Geometry

Differential Equations

Special Topics

Abstract Algebra

History of Math

Intro to Real Analysis I and II

Statistician

Mathematician

Financial analyst

Cryptography

Actuary

Data scientist