Mathematics and Actuarial Science
About the B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics
- Preparation for the Engineering program with Columbia University
- Preparation for positions in statistics, applied mathematics, and financial analysis in business, government, or industry
- Preparation for graduate school in mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, or actuarial science
- Preparation for secondary teaching
- Preparation for the first two exams of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society
- Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world
Arcadia University’s Mathematics programs are designed to help students to develop problem-solving skills as well as the theoretical insight needed both for applications and graduate study. Courses use state-of-the-art technology, including graphing calculators, computer algebra systems such as Maple, Geometer’s Sketchpad, and statistical software such as SAS and SPSS.
The curriculum allows students to specialize in Actuarial Science, Secondary Education, or pure math.
Recent graduates are actuaries, secondary teachers, biostatisticians, statistical programmers, financial analysts, and graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and engineering. They have found positions with companies such as Boeing, Ernst & Young, Towers Watson, and Aon Consulting. Students have continued their educations at universities such as Columbia, Wisconsin, Rutgers, George Mason, Delaware, and Villanova.
Arcadia also offers a concentration in Actuarial Science as an option within the Mathematics major. Students may prepare for the first two exams of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society. A highlight of the program is the special Actuarial Seminar. Students are introduced to the principles of risk management and develop the problem-solving skills necessary to be successful on the first exam.