Check the University Bulletin for listed courses in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Check the Course Schedules in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Here is a summary of all related courses and their status. When you plan your schedule, pay attention to those courses that are not offered every semester.
|Course No.||Course name||Semester||Required/ recommended||Prerequisites|
|224/225||Calculus I||every||BA and BS||none|
|226/227||Calculus II||every||BA and BS||225|
|230||Honors Calculus||every||BA and BS (alternative to 226/227)||225|
|304||Linear Algebra||every||BA and BS||225|
|323||Calculus III||every||BA and BS||227 or 230|
|330||Number Systems||every||BA and BS||227 or 230|
|346||Intro. to Financial Mathematics||every||BA and BS||227 or 230|
|404||Advanced Linear Algebra||spring only||elective||304 and 330|
|447||Probability Theory||every||BA and BS||323|
|448||Mathematical Statistics||every||BA and BS||330 and 447|
|450||Long-term Actuarial Math I||fall only||elective||330, 346, and 447|
|452||Long-term Actuarial Math II||every other spring||elective||304 and 450|
|454||Financial Mathematics||occasional||elective||346 and 447|
|455||Intro. to Regression Models||spring only||elective||329 and 448|
|457||Intro. to Statistical Learning||fall only||elective||329 and 448|
|458||Time Series||every other spring||elective||448|
|472||PDE and Mathematical Analysis||spring only||elective||323, 330 and one of 324, 371, or 372|
|478||Real Analysis I||fall only||elective||304, 323, and 330|
|479||Real Analysis II||spring only||elective||478|
|Econ 160||Principles of Microeconomics||every||BA and BS||none|
|Econ 162||Principles of Macroeconomics||every||BA and BS||none|
|Econ 360||Microeconomic Theory||every||BS||Econ 160, 220 or 221|
|Econ 362||Macroeconomic Theory||every||BS||Econ 162|
|Econ 467||Economic Forecasting||every||elective (alternative to 458)||ECON 362, 366 and 466, MATH 220 or 224/225|
|Fin 311||Financial Management||every||No required. May be helpful.||Junior Standing and Acct 211, Econ 160 and 162, Math 220 or 224/225|
|Fin 322||Investments||every||No required. May be helpful.|
|Fin 324||Corporate Finance||every||No required. May be helpful.|
Calculus is a branch of mathematics that studies continuously changing quantities. A key notion is the passage to the limit: quantities that tend to ultimate values. The basic tools from calculus are differentiation and integration. The methods of calculus are essential to any modern science. Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the following courses in calculus:
Many problems which an actuary has to deal with are contingent/uncertain events. Probability theory is the branch of mathematics that studies the assignment of probabilities to random events. Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the following courses in Probability:
Another part of mathematics studying randomness is Statistics. Statistics studies the collection and analysis of data. Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the following courses in Statistics:
These courses fulfill the Applied Statistics subject and the Mathematical Statistics subject of the VEE requirements. Please see the VEE requirements for more information. These courses also cover partially the syllabi for CAS: Statistics and Probabilistic Models Exam, Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models Exam, Statistics for Risk Modeling Exam, and Predictive Analytics.
Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the following courses in Financial Mathematics:
Actuaries use sophisticated probability models. Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the following courses in actuarial stochastic models:
An actuary studies contingent / uncertain events which have financial consequences. Hence he/she must have a good knowledge of Economics and Finance. In addition, VEE requirements include microeconomics, macroeconomics, and corporate finance. The following courses deal with microeconomics and macroeconomics. They fulfill the VEE requirements on the Economics subject:
So far, to fulfill the VEE requirements on the Finance subject, students must take courses from the school of management (SOM):
FIN 311 is open for registration for Harpur students in the Financial Economics major and the Actuarial major. FIN 322 or FIN 324 is not yet open for registration for students out of SOM. Please seek help from your advisor should you want to register for FIN 322 or FIN 324.
Other related courses are ECON 466. Introduction to Econometrics; ECON 467. Economic Forecasting; CQS 112. Statistics for Management; ECON 442, Financial Economics.
For computing skills, students can take CS 105, which provides some help on spreadsheets such as Excel, and CS 110, which introduces students to programming using python as the language.