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2018-2019 Catalog
Statistics: Actuarial Science (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Statistics

Major: Statistics Concentration: Actuarial Science Degree: Bachelor of Science

Prerequisites (26 credits)

All transfer courses require prior approval of department chairperson. A grade of C or better is required in all statistics prerequisites.

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 1147

MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2311

MAC2313 (GM) Calculus III (4 Credits)


  • STA


Department recommends a computer programming language course in PASCAL, FORTRAN, C, C+, C++

  • COP


Must be designed for science majors


Major Requirements (28 credits)

Grades of C or higher required in all major courses.

MAP3170 Financial Math (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: MAC 2312

MAS3105 (GM) Linear Algebra (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2312

STA3163 (GM)Statistical Methods I (4 Credits)

Prereq: STA 2014 or STA 2023 or STA 4321

STA3164 (GM)Statistical Methods II (3 Credits)

Prereq: STA 3163

STA4321 (GM)Probability and Statistics (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2312

STA4322 (GM) Statistical Theory (4 Credits)

Prereq: MAC 2313 & STA 4321

STA4672 Probability Models (3 Credits)

prerequisites: MAC 2313, MAS 3105 and either STA 4321 STA 3032

STA4853 Time Series (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: STA 3163 or ECO 3411

Major Electives (12 credits)

Grades of C or higher required in all major electives

SELECT 4 courses from the following:

  • MAP 4231 (GM) Operations Research (3 credits)
  • MHF 3202 (GM) Foundation of Mathematics (4 credits)
  • STA 4202 (GM) Design of Experiments (3 credits)
  • STA 4222 Design of Sample Surveys (3 credits)
  • STA 4502 (GM) Nonparametric Methods in Statistics (3 credits)
  • STA 4504 (GM) Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • STA 4664 Statistical Quality Control (3 credits)
  • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • RMI 3011 Risk Management and Insurance (3 Credits)

Capstone Experience (3 credits)

Graduation requirement: students must maintain a portfolio according to department guidelines and submit it to their capstone professor.

STA4945 Statistics Capstone (3 Credits)

Prereq: Senior Standing and permission of the department.

Minor Required

Bachelor of Science students majoring in mathematics or statistics must select a minor from among biology, physics, computer science, statistics (for mathematics majors only), chemistry, economics, business, or mathematics (for statistics majors only). Double majors are exempt from a minor