Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
School of Sciences and Engineering
Distinguished University Professor: A. Hadi
Professors: Z. Amin (Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation), M. Hebert (Emeritus), W. Lotfallah (Department Chair)
Associate Professor: G. DeYoung
Assistant Professors: E.Badr, I. Müller, D. Siniora, N. Youssef
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.
Data science is the science of generalizable knowledge extraction from data for the purpose of informed or evidence-based decision-making. The role of the data scientist is increasingly important because we have more data available than ever before. The Data Science Program is one of the few four-year programs in the world that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in data science. It is designed to produce graduates who have analytic, statistical, and computational skills, allowing them to solve problems in many fields of applications in business and government. This program is appropriate for students who have a strong mathematical ability.
The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science offers:
1. A Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science
2. A Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science
3. A Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics
4. A Minor in Applied Probability and Statistics
5. A Minor in Financial Mathematics
6. A Minor in Mathematics
7. A Statistics and Data Analysis Option