Mathematical Science Programs

Major Courses

During the first two years, students who choose a major in mathematics will take courses from the General Education and Business Core. To complete the major, they must take eight mathematics courses, four of which are required:

  • Calculus III
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Continuous Probability for Risk Management

The other four courses are chosen from department offerings that include:

  • Chaos, Fractals and Dynamics
  • Matrix Algebra with Applications
  • Linear Models for Business Decision-Making
  • Probability Models for Business Decision-Making
  • Mathematical Modeling in Environmental Management
  • Differential Equations
  • Case Studies in Calculus
  • Discrete Probability
  • Numerical Methods
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Selected Topics in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Mathematics of Computer Graphics
  • Actuarial Topics in Probability and Risk Management
  • Actuarial Topics in Operations Research
  • Financial Calculus and Derivative Pricing
  • The Mathematics of Discrete Options Pricing

With the guidance of their advisers, students may choose to tailor their five elective courses to concentrate on actuarial science, statistics, management science, financial mathematics, or other areas of interest.


Students may design a minor in mathematical sciences to complement any major. Courses are selected, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, to reflect the individual student's interests and career objectives. A minor in mathematical sciences requires four approved mathematical sciences or statistics courses numbered 200 or higher.

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Learning Goals and Objectives

Learn more about the learning goals and objectives for the Mathematical Sciences major.