Why Elms for your Mathematics degree?

  • Customize your study of pure and applied math through independent study courses.
  • Double major in a related field, including nursing, biology, chemistry, computer science, and others, to sharpen your data analysis skills.
  • Enter the lucrative field of risk management by preparing for the actuary exam.

The Elms College mathematics program is tailored to help you accomplish your career goals, whether in the field of mathematics or as a math teacher. Our faculty are especially qualified to teach a blend of pure and applied mathematics courses, building a solid foundation for your future. The interaction between our students, faculty from different disciplines, and math professionals gives math majors a unique perspective on their chosen field.

Actuarial Track: Actuarial is one of the fastest-growing, highest-paid careers available with a bachelor’s degree. Students who pass the P/1 and FM/2 exams can expect to enter the workforce at a starting salary of about $60,000 with opportunities for rapid advancement.

Quick Info

Elms actuary program offers:

  • Courses and small class sizes that develop the necessary math background for passing the actuary exams.
  • Faculty mentors through the exam process experienced in the actuarial field.
  • One-on-one preparation in independent studies.

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the Mathematical Science (B.A.).

Minimum at Elms College: 18 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.0

Major Requirements (36 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
MAT 1301MAT 131Differential Calculus3
MAT 1302MAT 132Integral Calculus3
MAT 2003MAT 203Vector Calculus3
MAT 2005MAT 205Linear Algebra3
MAT 3400MAT 340Abstract Algebra3
MAT 3700MAT 370Foundations of Mathematics3
Choose six upper-division math courses (18 credits)

Click to view course requirements for the Mathematical Science minor.

Minor in Mathematical Science (18 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
MAT 1301MAT 131Differential Calculus3
MAT 1302MAT 132Integral Calculus3
MAT 2005MAT 205Linear Algebra3
Choose three upper-division math courses (9 credits)