Statistical and Actuarial Mathematics, Bachelor of Science - SAM

Major Requirements (60 Hours)

MATH 131
MATH 132
Calculus I
and Calculus II for STEM majors
or MATH 133 Theory and Application of Calculus
MATH 225Foundations of Higher Mathematics3
MATH 231Calculus III4
MATH 326Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
MATH 496Pro-Seminar2
CPSC 207
Computer Programming
and Computer Programming Laboratory
MATH 252Financial Mathematics3
MATH 345Probability3
MATH 346Statistics3
MATH 372 Stochastic Models3
Select one of the following full-year sequences:6
Analysis I
and Analysis II
Abstract Algebra I
and Abstract Algebra II
Select three additional hours at the 300-400 level (above 302):3
Simulation: Theory and Application
Data Structures
Differential Equations II
Numerical Analysis
Discrete Mathematics
Analysis I
Analysis II
Abstract Algebra I
Abstract Algebra II
Mathematical Modeling
BIG (Business, Industry, Government) Problems in Mathematics
Mathematical Programming
Special Topics
Independent Study
Required Supporting Courses
Select at least 15 hours of science other than mathematics or computer science including one of the following full-year sequences:15
Foundations of Molecular Biology
and Foundations of Ecology and Evolution
and Foundations of Cellular Biology
and Foundations of Form and Function
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II
General Physics I: Mechanics and Waves
and General Physics II: Temperature, Electricity, and Light
Additional mathematics, computer science, or science electives to bring the total to 60 hours if needed0-4
Recommended Courses
Students who plan to sit for the Actuarial exams should take the following:
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Finance
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Total Credits56-64

Advanced Writing Proficiency

The purpose of this requirement is to nurture the development of mathematical writing in order to deepen the student’s understanding of mathematics and to enable the student to communicate technical ideas to a range of audiences. Sophomores are expected to demonstrate proficiency in expository mathematics by the submission of an acceptable portfolio. Juniors are expected to demonstrate proficiency in technical or analytical mathematical writing by the submission of an acceptable portfolio. Seniors demonstrate their ability by completing a senior comprehensive paper, which is evaluated by a committee of three faculty.

Senior Comprehensive

All mathematics majors, in Pro-Seminar (MATH 496 Pro-Seminar), independently study a mathematical topic of their choice and work with a faculty advisor. They present their work in a series of talks in the seminar. The project culminates in a paper and a formal presentation. This final presentation, followed by questioning by a faculty committee, constitutes the Senior Comprehensive in mathematics.


S. Cox, C. Dwyer, C. Hoover, K. Kuter, E. Misiolek, P. Paranamana, C. Periton, M. Porter, R. Rohatgi, B. Vajiac, C. Wedrychowicz