Mathematics - Actuary Science Courses
Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.
Principles of Accounting I (SBU 100)
General introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods; the theory of debit and credit; financial statements; working papers; adjusting and closing entries. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.
Principles of Accounting II (SBU 101)
An examination of depreciation theory; liabilities; voucher system; payroll; partnership; corporation; consolidated statements; statement of cash flow. Prerequisite: SBU100. Spring semester and ADP sessions 2 and 4. 3 credits.
Principles of Finance (SBU 204)
Basic financial concepts and application; types of financial assets; local, state, and federal levels. Fall and spring semesters and ADP session 5. 3 credits.
Corporate Finance (SBU 305)
Analysis of financial problems in the life cycle of the corporation, cash budgets, financing fixed and working capital requirements, capital budgeting, cost of capital, ratio analysis, and dividend policy. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisite: SBU204. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.
Prog 1: Intro to Development (SCS 132)
Students learn the fundamentals of computer science and application development. This course uses the Java programming language. Students learn fundamental programming skills, including data types, branches, loops, classes and methods, all of which are highly transferrable to other languages. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.
Prog 2: Mobile App Development (SCS 141)
This course utilizes the Objective C programming language on mobile platforms. Current platforms are the iPhone and iPad. The platform is updated as needed. Students learn advanced programming concepts such as GUI development, modular programming, object-oriented class development, and class relationships. Students also learn additional features of the XCode programming environment. Prerequisite: SCS132. Spring semester. 3 credits.
Principles of Microeconomics (SEC 101)
Introduction to economic reasoning, terminology, and fundamental concepts. Emphasis on individual economic units, such as the household and the firm and how they affect and are affected by the various market structures existing in American capitalism. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 1 and 4. 3 credits.
Principles of Macroeconomics (SEC 102)
Introduction to general equilibrium analyses, in particular, the policies that influence the level of aggregate output, unemployment, and price levels. International trade analysis. SEC101 strongly recommended as prerequisite. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 2 and 5. 3 credits.
Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry (SMA 130)
Real numbers, sets, relations, and functions. The calculus of one variable. Satisfies the Mathematics requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Calculator required. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Fall and spring semesters. 4 credits.
Calculus 2 (SMA 140)
Continuation of SMA130. The calculus of one variable with applications, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and infinite sequences and series. Prerequisite: SMA130. Fall semester. 4 credits.
Calculus 3 (SMA 200)
A continuation of SMA140. The calculus of several variables; two- and three-dimensional vector space; vector calculus; Green’s, Gauss’, and Stokes’ Theorems and the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisite: SMA140. Spring semester. 4 credits.
Discrete Mathematics (SMA 205)
An introduction to sets, logic, methods of proof, and combinatorics. Pre- or co-requisite: SMA130. Spring semester. 3 credits.
Intro. Analysis - Theoretic. Calc. (SMA 207)
As a continuation of the proof-writing strategies presented in SMA205, this course covers the foundations of analysis and the theory of calculus, including: limits, continuity, and derivatives. The goal is to understand the ideas of infinity, estimation, error, and oscillation in the context of calculus and odd examples. Prerequisite: SMA205. Fall semester. 3 credits.
Linear Algebra (SMA 225)
A study of vector spaces, linear mappings, and determinants with applications. Prerequisites: SMA140 and SMA205. Spring semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits.
Probability & Statistics 1 (SMA 230)
Discrete probability including independence, conditional probability, Bernoulli trials, and Bayes’ Rule. Discrete and continuous random variables and their applications. Prerequisite: SMA205. Pre- or co-requisite: SMA200. Spring semester, even-numbered years. 4 credits.
Probability & Statistics 2 (SMA 235)
A continuation of SMA230. Sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance. Prerequisite: SMA230. Fall semester, even-numbered years. 4 credits.
Readings in Mathematics (SMA 240)
Designed to broaden the student’s background of the history of mathematics and to prepare for a professional career with various scholarly activities in mathematics. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisite: SMA140. Spring semester, odd-numbered years. 3 credits.
Applied Statistics (SMA 265)
A first course for Data Analytics and Actuary Science majors in applied statistics with statistical software. Topics include: least square estimates of parameters, single and multiple linear regression, hypotheses and confidence in regression models, testing of models, and appropriateness of models. An emphasis on comprehension and interpretation of data. Spring semester. Prerequisite: SMA130. 3 credits.
Applied Statistics & Modeling (SMA 271)
Advanced regression modeling for Data Analytics and Actuary Science majors with statistical software. Topics include: multiple linear regression and analysis, linear time series models, moving average, regression-based and/or ARIMA models, estimation, data analysis and forecasting with time series models, forecast errors, and confidence intervals. Prerequisites: SMA140 and SMA265. Spring semester. 3 credits.
General Physics I (SPH 110)
A thorough introduction into physics for those majoring in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Topics include classical mechanics, heat, and electricity. With SPH111, satisfies the Science requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Prerequisite: SMA130. Fall semester. 3 credits.
General Physics I Laboratory (SPH 111)
Laboratory course to accompany SPH110. With SPH110, satisfies the Science requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Corequisite: SPH110. Fall semester. 1 credit. Fee.