Actuarial Science Concentration Course Catalog

Actuarial Science Course Descriptions

MTH 200 Statistical Methods I

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, including graphs, sampling distributions, measures of central tendency, probability theory, hypothesis testing through nonparametric tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypothesis testing and the use of statistical software for graphing are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

MTH 210 Calculus I

5 Hours

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students will learn to calculate the rates of change of functions including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and how to solve initial value and optimization problems. Students will learn the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and integration techniques. Prerequisite: MTH 135 or math placement.

MTH 220 Calculus II

4 Hours

This course is a continuation of MTH 210. Students will learn the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, separation of variables indifferential equations, topics in integration, Taylor polynomials and series. Prerequisite: MTH 210. General Education:Mathematics (Prior to Fall 2009)

MTH 260 Introduction to Computer Programming

3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to a high-level computer language. Emphasis will be on learning the styles, techniques and methodologies necessary to design and develop readable and efficient programs. The course will also include statistical, business and biological programming applications. Prerequisites: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

MTH 305 Multivariable Calculus

3 Hours

This first course in multivariate calculus includes vector functions and their derivatives, plane curves, parameterizations, surfaces, partial derivatives multiple integrals and multivariable optimization problems. Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem will also be covered. Prerequisite: MTH 225.

MTH 315 Linear Algebra/Differential Eqns

4 Hours

This course will cover a more thorough introduction of linear algebra and ordinary differential equations. In the field of linear algebra, the course will cover matrix theory, matrix inverses, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and linear transformations. In the field of differential equations, the course will cover second order linear equations with constant coefficients, method of undetermined coefficients, reduction of order, simple harmonic motion, Laplace transformations and systems of differential equations. Prerequisites: MTH 225

MTH 325 Introduction to Probability Theory

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to probability, including basic combinatorics and set theory, independence, conditional probability, random variables, specific discrete and continuous probability distributions, jointly distributed random variables, expectation, moments and moment generating functions, and various limit theorems. Prerequisite: MTH 210 or consent of instructor.

MTH 350 Advanced Statistical Methods

3 Hours

This course covers multiple regression techniques, one and two-way analysis of variance, experimental and factorial design, logistic regression including multiple logistic regression, and time series analysis. It includes introductory experiences in computer programming. Prerequisite: MTH 200 or CHM 323 and BIO 315.

BUS 344 Principles of Finance

3 Hours

Students will study the principles of finance. The course covers financial organization and the principles and practices of decision-making, to include acquiring and allocating capital, dividend policy, operating and financial leverage, financial markets and related topics. Prerequisite: BUS 252.

ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to analysis of the macro-economy. It includes study of aggregate supply and demand model, Keynesian multiplier model, banking and monetary policy and applications to current macroeconomic problems.

ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to economic analysis of the individual firm and market. It includes study of basic supply and demand model, the role of government in the economy, cost analysis of the form and application of principles to various markets and social problems.

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