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Mathematical Sciences - Actuarial Science Concentration BS

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Actuarial Sciences is being offered to provide interested students with enhanced preparation for entry into the actuarial field.

This degree is designed for those interested in the mathematics involved in risk management. Students in this program take courses in interest theory, and mathematical statistics, as well as introductory economics courses and additional coursework in probability, and in courses designed to prepare students for the first two actuarial exams. 

This four-year program develops computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to use mathematics well and fosters the ability to learn mathematics and other technical material independently. Graduates of this program should be able to communicate technical concepts effectively and should have a solid understanding of the core subjects of undergraduate mathematics as well as some more specialized work at a more advanced level.

People with degrees in mathematical sciences enter a wide variety of professions, including careers in business and finance, computer science, law, industry, and education. The mathematical sciences major prepares students for careers in which analytic, problem-solving, and quantitative skills are of central importance.

The study of mathematics is an appropriate foundation for the pursuit of a master’s degree or doctorate degree in a variety of areas including business administration, computer science, economics, engineering, and law. Students from Shawnee State’s program have entered graduate programs in biostatistics, computer science, education, mathematics, and meteorology.

The curriculum emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of mathematics and its relationship to other disciplines as introduced by the general education program. The learning experiences gained in the liberal arts and science courses are used as a foundation upon which the mathematical sciences build and expand, showing that mathematics is not isolated but is part of an overall knowledge base.

Learning Outcomes

Students will use their proficiency in statistics and mathematics to do the following:

  1. Formulate and solve problems in the mathematical sciences.
  2. Communicate advanced mathematics.
  3. Prove mathematical statements.


Degree Requirements

General Education Program 37 Hours
  The Quantitative Reasoning component is also satisfied by the requirements of the degree.  Further information is listed in the General Education Program Requirements by Content Category  or can be obtained from the dean’s office.  
First Year Experience: University Foundations 1 Hour
Mathematical Sciences Core 34 Hours
Actuarial Sciences Option 19 Hours
Computer Science Elective 3 Hours
Supporting Courses 6 Hours
General Electives 23 Hours
Total Degree Hours 120 Hours


Total Hours

Total Degree Hours: 120