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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

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Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
School of Sciences and Engineering

Professors: H. Abdel-Malek, A. Hadi (Vice Provost & Director of Actuarial Science Program), M. Hebert, M. Moustafa (Chair)
Associate Professors: Z. Amin, G. DeYoung
Assistant Professors: K. Crow, R. Derby-Talbot, S. Pingrey, M. Werner

Mathematics is the study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes and properties. It uses logical operations to find order within the appearance of chaos and to identify intrinsic relations and patterns among seemingly disparate questions and problems. The techniques of mathematics may be applied to a wide array of problems, such as the design and analysis of experiments, statistics and data analysis, mathematical modeling and operations research. As the “language” of science, it constitutes the theoretical background for computer science, engineering, and the natural sciences. The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, recognizing the central position of mathematics in traditional liberal studies, provides a rigorous foundation in pure as well as applied mathematics, equipping students for further study and preparing them to use their mathematical skills in many different employment arenas.

The Actuarial Science program is designed to produce graduates who have analytic, statistical, and computational skills, which allow them to solve industrial problems, predict the financial effects of uncertain future events, and carry out decision-making analyses. This program is appropriate for students who have a strong mathematical ability with an interest in applying their mathematical knowledge to insurance, finance, risk management, investment, and other areas of business.

The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science offers:

  1. A Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics

  2. A Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science

  3. A Minor in Mathematics

  4. A Minor in Applied Probability and Statistics

  5. A Statistics and Data Analysis Option


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