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Enhance your major with practical skills
The Actuarial Mathematics Minor gives you an edge in a career in finance or insurance. Study statistics, mathematical modeling, and data analysis and learn how to calculate probability and risk. The minor gives you skills that are also useful in many of the social sciences. An understanding of mathematics provides a powerful approach to solving problems through organization, simplification, and abstraction. With this minor, you will develop analytical and problem-solving skills that employers look for in today’s job market.
Check out the different mathematics courses waiting for you at Worcester State!
MA-200 Calculus I
Limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of functions, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, L'Hôpital's Rule, applications including related rates, optimization, and area.
MA-201 Calculus II
Techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, power series, applications including volume and functional approximation.
MA-310 Calculus III
Vectors, parametric equations, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, multivariable functions, properties and applications, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.
Probability concepts including: counting, conditional probability, independence, expectation and variance of univariate and multivariate distributions. This is the first course in a two-course sequence that prepares students for the first actuarial exam.
MA-382 Actuarial Preparation Workshop
This course supports students as they prepare for either of the following actuarial exams: Probability Exam P or Financial Mathematics Exam FM. Focus will be on developing the required mathematical competencies, professionalism and communication of mathematical concepts consistent with actuarial industry standard, networking towards the acquisition of an internship or job in the actuarial field.