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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Mathematics, B.A.

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The College of Arts and Sciences  undergraduate major in Mathematics has two paths - one which provides a substantial and broad background in mathematics and the other with a focus in actuarial science. The first path provides a balance between theoretical and applied study, with the general objective of providing students with a substantial and broad background in mathematics that affords opportunities to develop skills in logical thinking, problem analysis, problem solving, and computer usage that will enable students to be admitted to graduate school and to work successfully in business, industry, and government where mathematical skills are needed. The second path is an Actuarial Science concentration. It prepares students for actuarial positions in business, government and industry. Coursework in the sequence provides a foundation for the preparation needed to sit for a series of examinations developed by the professional actuarial societies. In addition to a strong knowledge base in mathematics that includes calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, coursework includes risk management, finance, economics, and investments.

Program Expected Student Outcomes

Upon completing the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program: 

1. The student can apply a wide range of strategies to solve problems in mathematics and statistics and in the applications of mathematics and statistics;  

2. The student can compose and communicate mathematical and statistical thinking clearly to peers, faculty and others by using the language of mathematics to express thoughts and ideas; 

3. The student can demonstrate how mathematical ideas build and connect to on one another to produce a related whole; 

4. The student can make use of a variety of representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena; 

5. The student can use a variety of appropriate technologies to solve problems in mathematics and statistics; 

6. The student can recognize reasoning and proof as fundamental aspects of mathematics, and  can develop and evaluate mathematical arguments and proofs; 

7. The student can compose a culminating project that demonstrates an ability to synthesize and integrate coursework work in mathematics. 


Degree Requirements, BA

Degree Requirements listed here are for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematics without selecting the concentration in Actuary Science. Students must meet all Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .  For transfer students please refer to the GSU transfer guides for a listing of recommended courses.

General Education (37 - 41 Hours)

The following courses must be taken to meet major and general education requirements:

Required Course Category Selective (9-10 hours)

Select One Course from Each Category for a total of 9-10 hours:

Elective (18-26 Hours)

May include credit-hours needed to meet minor requirements.

Total - 120 Hours

Degree Requirements, Concentration in Actuarial Science

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