Do more than solve the problems. Develop the solution.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an option in applied mathematics and statistics gives students the opportunity to focus on statistics, industrial mathematics, or computational mathematics. You’ll be able to use math to solve any number of business challenges across all industry.  

What You’ll Do 

As an applied mathematics and statistics major, you’ll be focused on calculus, discrete mathematics, probability, and statistics, which complement the theoretical and applied components chosen by students. In addition, the program will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Work closely with qualified, diverse faculty who prepare you for a variety of careers in business and industry.  
  • Earn real-world experience working with the Applied Statistics Center to analyze real-world data sets and by internship opportunities with corporations in metropolitan areas such as St. Louis and Memphis. 
  • Present research with faculty at professional conferences.  
  • Be  prepared to enter graduate school.  

Outcomes & Careers

  • 100%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Mathematics report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation. 

  • $100k  

    Database Administrator

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a database administrator is $101,090. 

  • $96k  

    Financial Analyst

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a financial analyst is $96,630. 

  • $80k  

    Logistician

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the mean annual salary for a logistician is $79,830.

What You'll Study

In the actuarial science program, you’ll have choices for applying your studies to different applications or for specializing in different disciplines. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Mathematics: Actuarial Science Option – 76-77 hours – No minor required

  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • FI362 Advanced Financial Management (3)
  • MA138 Discrete Mathematics I (3)
  • MA140 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (5)
  • MA145 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II (4)
  • MA223 Elem Probability & Statistics (3)
  • MA244 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III (4)
  • MA250 Foundations of Math (3)
  • MA345 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MA375 Theory of Interest (3)
  • MA385 Financial Mathematics (3)
  • MA425 Applied Regression Analysis (3)
  • MA523 Probability & Statistics I (3)
  • MA524 Probability & Statistics II (3)
  • MA526 Actuarial Seminar (3)
  • MA575 Time Series and Forecasting (3)
  • MA585 Introduction to Life Contingencies (3)

    Choose one of the following: 3-4 Hours

  • CS155 Computer Science I (4)
  • CS177 Programming for Scientists and Engineers (3)
  • MA334 Mathematical Programming (3)

    Choose 6 hours from the following:

  • EC351 Applied Economic Models (3)
  • EC490 Business Forecasting (3)
  • FI351 Principles of Insurance (3)
  • FI368 Investments (3)
  • MA350 Differential Equations I (3)
  • MA530 Statistical Learning (3)
  • MA546 Advanced Calculus I (3)
  • MA550 Differential Equations II (3)
  • MA580 Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)     

  • UI100 (1) 
  • EN100 (3) 
  • AC221 (3) 
  • MA140 (5) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (16 Hours)     

  • AC222 (3)
  • MA138 (3) 
  • MA145 (4) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • Elective (3) 

Sophomore Year    

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  

  • EC215 (3) 
  • MA244 (4) 
  • MA250 (3) 
  • MA375 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours)    

  • EC225 (3) 
  • MA345 (3) 
  • MA385 (3) 
  • Computer Programming* (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Junior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)    

  • MA523 (3) 
  • Major Elective** (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • FI361(3) 
  • MA524 (3)
  • MA526 (3) 
  • MA585 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Senior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)     

  • FI362 (3) 
  • MA425 (3) 
  • Major Elective** (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (13 Hours)  

  • MA575 (3)
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • Elective (4)

 

*Select one: CS155 or CS177 or MA334

**Major Electives include two of the following courses: MA350, MA546, MA550, MA580, EC351, EC490,
FI351 or FI368.

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