20172018 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics, B.A.


Return to: Academic Degree Programs Offered 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.
Faculty Members for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
