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## Actuarial and Financial mathematics

Mathematics has traditionally served as an entry to actuarial careers, and this track preserves that tradition. But mathematics has in recent years played a growing role in the insurance industry and other areas of banking and finance. This option combines a strong background in math with courses in finance, statistics and economics.

In this option, you can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The Bachelor of Science degree places more emphasis on the natural and mathematical sciences.

**General Education Requirements:**The degree requires 8 hours of Natural Science (N), all 8 of these must be physics.

**College/Departmental Requirements:**Requirements are summarized in the table below.

Course |
B.S. |

First Year Seminar | 1 |

Arts and Humanities | 3 |

Natural Sciences | 9 |

Foreign Languages | 0* |

Total | 13 |

*Foreign language proficiency is required but for the B.S. it may be satisfied by two years of (the

same) foreign language in high school.

**Major Requirements:**See the degree sheets for specifics. You can also look at a list of upper-division math courses.