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Applied Mathematics/Actuarial Science Concentration AMAS

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education:
This degree requires completion of the General Education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. Details of these requirements are delineated on the General Education website. Courses listed below as program/major required courses with the indicators: C, S, Z, R, G, may also be used to satisfy some of these general education requirements.
Applied Mathematics Core (19 credits required)
MATH 220 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1 4
MATH 230 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 2 4
MATH 251 Stats for the Life Sciences 3
MATH 320 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 3 4
MATH 322 Linear Algebra 3
Actuarial Sciences Concentration
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming 4
MATH 310 3
MATH 314 3
MATH 340 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH 414 Mathematical Statistics 1 3
MATH 416 Mathematical Statistics 2 3
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Directed Elective 3

Why Choose Actuarial Science?

Actuarial Science deals with design, financing and operation of insurance plans. Financial security for people and companies is the main goal of an actuary. Typical problems could include setting the premium for automobile insurance, insuring an athlete against injury or determining the payout for a sweepstakes contest.

Actuaries are in demand in business and industry, and the average salary is quite high. Prospective actuaries take a series of tests, and this program will prepare you for the first test, which should lead to quick employment.

Admission Requirements

First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

Graduation Requirements

The applied mathematics program leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 overall GPA and a minimum of 120 credits including completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. Additionally, a minimum 2.5 GPA in all math and computer science course work is required.

More Information

Mathematics Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-2565

Advisor: Dr. Kent Sun
Phone: 231-591-2579
Email: sunk@ferris.edu
Office: ASC 2026

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