Options in Mathematics
The Actuarial Science Option
The Actuarial Science option is designed to prepare students for a career as an actuary. Students successfully completing the option will be prepared to take the first examination administered by the Society of Actuaries. Students enrolled in any of the B.A., B.S. or B.S.Ed. programs may complete the Actuarial Science Option by including the following courses among the courses taken to fulfill their major.
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For a complete listing of the required courses, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.
Sample Four Year Plan
First Semester  Second Semester  

MATH 161 Calculus I  4  MATH 211 Calculus II  4  
MATH 171 Freshman Seminar  1  COMM 100 Fund of Speech  3  
CSCI 161 Intro to Comp I  4  Hum./Fine Arts #1  3  
ENGL 110 Composition  3  Social Sciences #1  3  
WELL or 1st Year Inquiry  3  WELL or Open Elective  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

16  
Third Semester  Fouth Semester  
MATH 311 Calculus III  4  MATH 322 Linear Algebra  4  
PHYS 231 General Physics I  5  MATH 365 Ord Diff Eq  3  
MATH 310 Intro to Math Proff  3  Open Elective  4  
EON 101 Macroeconomics  3  ECON 102 Microeconmics  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

14  
Fifth Semester  Sixth Semester  
MATH 335 Math Stat I  3  MATH 435 Math Stats II  3  
Hum./Fine Arts #2  3  MATH 345 Abstract Algebra I  3  
Sciences #3  3  MATH 319 Calc/Act Sci Sem  1  
Elective  5  Cultural Diversity/Community  3  
Advance Writing  3  
Elective  3  
Total s.h.

14 
Total s.h.

16  
Seventh Semester  Eighth Semester  
MATH 535 Stat Methods I  3  MATH 464 Real Analysis I  3  
MATH 375 Numberical Analysis  3  Math Elective  3  
Perspectives  3  Elective  3  
Hum./Fine Arts #3  3  Elective  3  
Elective  3  Elective  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

15  
Total S.H. = 120 (minimum) 
The Applied Mathematics Option
The Applied Mathematics option is designed to give students a focus in those areas of mathematics used most often in applications. The program is designed to prepare students for jobs applying mathematics to other fields or for graduate study in mathematics. Students enrolled in the B.S. program may complete the Applied Mathematics Option by including the following courses among the courses taken to fulfill their major.
For a complete listing of the required courses, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.
Sample Four Year Plan
First Semester  Second Semester  

MATH 161 Calculus I  4  MATH 211 Calculus II  4  
CSCI 161 Intro to Comp I  4  COMM 100 Fund of Speech  3  
WELL or 1st Year Inquiry  3  Hum./Fine Arts #1  3  
ENGL 110 Composition  3  Social Sciences #1  3  
WELL or Open Elective  3  
Total s.h.

14 
Total s.h.

16  
Third Semester  Fouth Semester  
MATH 311 Calculus III  4  MATH 322 Linear Algebra  4  
PHYS 231 General Physics I  5  MATH 365 Ord Diff Eq  3  
MATH 310 Intro to Math Proff  3  Sciences #1  5  
Social Sciences #2  3  Social Sciences #3  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

15  
Fifth Semester  Sixth Semester  
MATH 335 Math Stat I  3  MATH 67 Partial Diff Eq  3  
MATH 375 Numerical Analysis  3  MATH 345 Abstract Algebra I  3  
Hum./Fine Arts #2  3  ENGL 312 Tech Writing  3  
Open Elective  3  Cultural Diversity/Community  3  
Elective  3  Elective  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

15  
Seventh Semester  Eighth Semester  
MATH 478 Topics in Appl Math  3  MATH 464 Real Analysis I  3  
Math Elective  3  Math 471 Math Modeling  3  
Perspectives  3  Elective  3  
Hum./Fine Arts #3  3  Elective  3  
Elective  3  Elective  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

15  
Total S.H. = 120 (minimum) 
The Statistics Option
The Statistics option is intended to prepare students for work as statisticians as well as for graduate study in statistics. Students enrolled in any of the B.A., B.S. or B.S.Ed. programs may complete the Statistics Option by including the following courses among the courses taken to fulfill their major.
For a complete listing of the required courses, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.
Sample Four Year Plan
First Semester  Second Semester  

MATH 161 Calculus I  4  MATH 211 Calculus II  4  
CSCI 161 Intro to Comp I  4  COMM 100 Fund of Speech  3  
WELL or 1st Year Inquiry  3  Hum./Fine Arts #1  3  
ENGL 110 Composition  3  Social Sciences #1  3  
WELL or Open Elective  3  
Total s.h.

14 
Total s.h.

16  
Third Semester  Fouth Semester  
MATH 311 Calculus III  4  MATH 322 Linear Algebra  4  
PHYS 231 General Physics I  5  MATH 365 Ord Diff Eq  3  
MATH 310 Intro to Math Proff  3  Open Elective  4  
Social Sciences #2  3  Social Sciences #3  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

15  
Fifth Semester  Sixth Semester  
MATH 335 Math Stat I  3  MATH 435 Math Stats II  3  
MATH 375 Numerical Analysis  3  MATH 345 Abstract Algebra I  3  
Hum./Fine Arts #2  3  ENGL 312 Tech Writing  3  
Sciences #1  3  Cultural Diversity/Community  3  
Elective  3  Elective  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

15  
Seventh Semester  Eighth Semester  
MATH 535  3  MATH 464 Real Analysis I  3  
Math Elective  3  Math 536 Stat Methods II  3  
Perspectives  3  MATH 537 Stat Prob Solv Sem  3  
Hum./Fine Arts #3  3  Elective  3  
Elective  3  Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Total s.h.

15 
Total s.h.

15  
Total S.H. = 120 (minimum) 