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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Mathematics (B.S.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018

College of Science and Mathematics

Department  of Mathematics


Location: Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building, Room 205
Phone: 931-221-7833
Website: www.apsu.edu/mathematics/

Description of Major

The friendly faculty and staff in the Department of Mathematics are dedicated to providing a quality education in mathematics. Mathematics provides elegant and effective tools for solving problems in virtually every area of human endeavor, and is especially appealing to students who like to solve problems. The study of mathematics will enhance your critical thinking skills and provide you with an excellent background for careers in almost any field, including science, engineering, education, law, and medicine.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Core Requirements


Total Hours 16


Acturial Science


Actuaries use mathematics, probability, statistics, and financial theory to assess financial risk and uncertainty.  The concentration in actuarial science prepares students for entry-level positions in actuarial science, as well as other areas.  Prior to graduations, students typically pass at least two actuarial exams and complete the validation by educational experience (VEE) credits for either of the two actuarial societies (SOA or CAS).  The concentration also prepares students for entry into masters and Ph.D. programs in actuarial science, mathematics, mathematical finance, engineering, statistics, and other related disciplines.  Actuarial science frequently ranks very highly on best careers lists, and the job outlook for actuaries is excellent.

Total Hours 21-22

Total Hours 34

Mathematics Education


The Mathematics Education concentration leads to secondary certification in mathematics. The secondary certification licensure is designed for individuals desiring to teach mathematics in grades 6-12, in both middle and high-school settings. The Professional Education Minor is also required for secondary certification.

Total Hours 15-16

Total Hours 37

Statistics


The concentration in statistics prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of areas that require logical and analytical skills, especially those with a data science focus.  This concentration also prepares students for entry into master’s and Ph.D. programs in mathematics, engineering, statistics, and other related disciplines.  The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a solid track record for preparing students for graduate study in statistics, and the career outlook for statisticians is very favorable.

Total Hours 15-16

Total Hours 31

Professional Education Minor


Total Program Hours 120


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