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 nonparametic tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypotheses testing and the use of statistical software for graphing is emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor. General Education: Critical and Collaborative Thinking – Quantitative Reasoning (beginning fall 2009) General Education: Mathematics (prior to 2009)

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 128 or math placement. General Education: Critical and Collaborative Thinking – Quantitative Reasoning (beginning fall 2009) General Education: Mathematics (prior to 2009)

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 Intro 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: Sophomore Standing

MTH 305 Calculus III

3 Hours

This first course in multivariate calculus includes vector functions and their derivatives, plane curves, surfaces, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and Green'sTheorem. Prerequisite: MTH 220.

MTH 315 Linear Algebra/Differential Eqns

4 Hours

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra and ordinary differential equations. In the field of linear algebra, we’ll cover matrices and matrix operations, Gaussian elimination, matrix inverses, determinants, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and linear transformations. In the field of ODEs we’ll cover separable and first-order linear equations, 2nd order linear equations with constant coefficients, method of undetermined coefficients, simple harmonic motion, and systems of differential equations. Applications to physical and life sciences will also be explored. Prerequisites: MTH 220 and MTH 260

MTH 325 Intro 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 limittheorems. Prerequisite: MTH 210 or consent of instructor.

MTH 350 Statistical Methods II

3 Hours

This project-oriented course in statistics and experimental design includes categorical analysis, multiple regression, the analysis of variance, factor analysis and other statistical techniques as appropriate. Prerequisite: MTH 200.

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 macroeconomy. It includes study of aggregate supply and demand model, Keynesian multiplier model, banking and monetary policy and applications to current macroeconomic problems. General Education: Social,Psychological and Political Thought -Institutional (Prior to Fall 2009)

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. General Education:Social, Psychological and Political Thought -Institutional (Prior to Fall 2009)

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