B.S. in Mathematics - Actuarial Science Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Requirements
MAT 125Introduction to Statistics and Probability3
MAT 161Calculus I4
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 200The Nature of Mathematics3
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 311Linear Algebra 13
STA 319Applied Statistics3
MAT 343Differential Equations3
MAT 478Fundamentals of Actuarial Science3
MAT 371Mathematics of Finance3
MAT 421Mathematical Statistics I3
MAT 422Mathematical Statistics II3
STA 419Basics of Statistical Learning3
Related/Cognate Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Business and Organizational Writing
Strategies for Writing in the Workplace
Technical Writing
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ECO 111Principles of Economics (Macro) 13
ECO 112Principles of Economics (Micro)3
ECO 340Intermediate Microeconomics3
FIN 325Corporate Finance3
FIN 330Principles of Insurance3
Free Electives or Intership15
Chosen under advisement
Total Minimum Credits Required120

All math major courses must be passed with a C or better.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
Gen Ed Arts 3
Gen Ed Humanities 3
Gen Ed Science 3
Semester Two
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
MAT 200 The Nature of Mathematics 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
SPK 230 Business and Professional Speech Communication 3
ECO 111 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
MAT 261 Calculus III 4
MAT 311 Linear Algebra 3
ECO 112 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
WRT 200 Critical Writing and Research 3
Gen Ed Science 3
Semester Four
STA 319 Applied Statistics 3
MAT 343 Differential Equations 3
FIN 325 Corporate Finance 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3
Year Three
Semester Five
MAT 421 Mathematical Statistics I 3
FIN 330 Principles of Insurance 3
IW Course 3
Free Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Semester Six
MAT 423 Applied Probability 3
MAT 422 Mathematical Statistics II 3
ECO 340 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
JW Course 3
Free Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
MAT 371 Mathematics of Finance 3
ENG 368 Business and Organizational Writing (W) 3
Gen Ed Humanities 3
Gen Ed Elective 3
Elective 3
Semester Eight
MAT 478 Fundamentals of Actuarial Science 3
MAT 491 Internship in Applied Mathematics 2-4
STA 311 Intro Statistical Computing and Data Management 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Credits119-121


  1. MAT 311, a three semester hour course, is used to fulfill three semester hours of the General Education Mathematics requirement.
  2.  ECO 111, a three semester hour course, is used to fulfill three semester hours of the General Education Social and Behavioral Science requirement.
  3. Three writing-emphasis courses are required.  At least one must be at the three hundred level or above. Transfer students entering with 40-70 semester hours must take two writing emphasis courses and those entering with more than 70 semester hours must take one.