The actuarial science minor is for students who are interested in a career as an actuary or in other areas of industry dealing with risk management. Actuaries identify and manage the financial impact of risk. They typically work for financial or insurance companies. With margins thinner, actuarial accuracy is more necessary than ever to the global economy. To become an actuary, you must pass a series of examinations administered by one of the professional societies. The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has approved CBU for Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) in all three areas of accounting and finance, economics, and mathematical statistics.

Lower Division Requirements

 

Basic concepts of analytical geometry, limits and derivatives, differentials and rates, integration, definite and indefinite integrals, differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisites: MAT 135, 145, EGR 182, or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MAT245-A
Curry, Brad
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center ONLN
MAT245-B
Curry, Brad
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
MAT245-A
Willett, Robert James
05/06/2024 - Online
MAT245-A
Curry, Brad
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA ONLN
MAT245-B
Curry, Brad
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA ONLN
MAT245-A
Curry, Brad
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
MAT245-B
Curry, Brad
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

Continued study and applications of integration: volumes, lengths, surface of revolution; derivatives and integrals involving trigonometric functions, infinite series, expansion of functions, hyperbolic functions, law of the mean, partial fractions, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
MAT255-B
DellAcqua, Jessica K.
01/08/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
MAT255-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2024 MTWTh 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 126
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN
MAT255-B
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 252
STA144-B
Carothers, Linn E.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
05/06/2024 - Online
STA144-B
Carothers, Linn E.
07/01/2024 - Online
STA144-C
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
STA144-B
Carothers, Linn E.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
STA144-B
Carothers, Linn E.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203

An introduction to data mining, management and statistical programming techniques using comprehensive and widely available tools like SAGE, SPSS, SAS and R. Students learn exploratory data analysis, coding and manipulation of variables, database management applying statistical concepts. Modeling and simulation experiments on a variety of applied data sets. Pre- or Co- Requisite: STA 144. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
STA210-A
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

 

Study and applications of vector analysis, partial differentiation, multiple integration, Jacobians, theorems of Green and Stokes, and divergence theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MAT343-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center ONLN
MAT343-A
Sill, Michael R.
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall ONLN
MAT343-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN

A calculus based course covering discrete and continuous distributions, expectations, the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, the binomial distribution, and various topics in statistical theory such as point estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MAT353-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM TBA

The first semester of a two-semester course providing a systematic development of the theories of probability and statistics. Students learn and use fundamental concepts of probability models, random variables and their distributions, reduction of data, estimation, testing of hypotheses, univariate normal inference, and statistical decision theory. The first semester is required for BA and BS statistics majors of all concentrations. Prerequisites: MAT 245, and one of the following: CIS 268, EGR 121, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
STA310-A
Noh, Heewon Esther_AKA:_Esther_L
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics including basic interest theory. These concepts will be applied in calculating present and accumulated values for various streams of cash flows as a basis for future use in: reserving, valuation, pricing, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting, and valuing contingent cash flow. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
STA320-A
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA