The Department of Mathematics offers majors in Mathematics and Actuarial Science and a minor in Math.
A student studying mathematics is exposed to the heart of mathematics in the calculus core (both single and multi-variate) as well as the breath of mathematical disciplines, including analysis, abstract algebra, statistics, and various applied mathematics (such as differential equations, computational math, actuarial mathematics, or operations research).
A degree in mathematics is extremely customizable allowing students to tailor their curriculum and pair mathematics with other disciplines of interest.
Actuarial Science, B.S.
Actuarial science is essentially a specialized mathematics degree which includes a core of calculus and both theoretical and applied probability and statistics and several specialized courses focusing on financial mathematics and pricing insurance as well as courses to help prepare the student for some of the initial actuarial exams. BJU's actuarial program is recognized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and our curriculum prepares a student for three of the SOA exams (Exam P, Exam FM, and Exam LTAM) as well as offering courses that fully satisfy at least two of the SOA Validation by Education Experience (VEEs) credentials and providing a foundation for the newest exam, Predictive Analytics. You will be exposed to the statistical software package R (required for the Predictive Analytics exam), and you will be mentored through the exam process in several different one hour seminar style courses.