Undergraduate mathematics degree: choice of majors
Upon completion of your math degree pathway program, you will have reached the required English level, acquired academic credits, and integrated into American university life. You then matriculate into Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Actuarial Science, BS or BA
Actuaries answer questions about future risk, make pricing decisions and formulate investment
strategies. Any time a company must decide whether to pursue a course of action involving substantial
financial risk, they need to consult an actuary. An actuary uses quantitative tools to analyze and plan
for future financial situations. In addition to insurance companies, actuaries work in government, banks,
financial planning and investment companies, consulting firms, public accounting firms, large industrial
corporations and labor unions.
Both the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Actuarial Science require a
minor in business. Supporting courses cover accounting, computer science, finance,
applied statistics, and economics. In addition, the BS degree requires a second minor in a
science (computer science recommended).
The Actuarial Science degree program prepares students for the professional exams of the Society of
Actuaries and the Casualty Actuary Society. Students must take at least one professional exam prior
Mathematics, BS or BA
Mathematics has long been recognized as an essential tool for developing theory and research in a
broad range of quantitative fields. The study of mathematics provides training in disciplined thought and
analysis. Mathematicians create new theories and techniques using the latest technology and solve
economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems using mathematical knowledge and computational
tools. Mathematics prepares students for a variety of jobs and careers.
Core math degree courses include computer science, calculus, mathematical reasoning, linear algebra and analysis.
In addition, a minor of at least 15 semester hours in a science is required. Approved areas for the BS
degree are biology, chemistry, computer science, physics and psychology.
In addition to the math major students can choose from 2 concentrations:
Concentration in Statistics: prepares graduates for diverse and vital areas that may
include medical research, drug testing, environmental risk assessment, quality assurance, economic
forecasting, and the exploration of space.
Concentration in Secondary Education: meets the requirements of the State of
Illinois, the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America.
- Want to study mathematics in USA? Apply now for a Roosevelt University math degree pathway