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Statistics and Actuarial Science B.S.

Mathematics & Statistics
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 50 to 51
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The science of statistics is concerned with generating and analyzing data. Actuarial science applies statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and financial industries. The statistics and actuarial science major trains students for careers in a wide variety of fields from banking and government to health care. Advisers have information on the national actuarial examinations. Honors Requirements: To graduate with department honors, a student must complete the program with an overall and department GPA of 3.50, satisfactorily complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty member, and convey research results in a public presentation.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in statistics and actuarial science include: * A minor in an area other than mathematics or a second major.
Introduction to Calculus Courses (10 cr)
Calculus I
Take one of the following Calculus I courses:
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Calculus II
Take one of the following Calculus II courses:
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1597 - Honors: Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Statistics and Actuarial Science Core Courses (40-41 cr)
CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 3298 - Calculus III (4.0 cr)
MATH 3355 - Discrete Mathematics (4.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
MATH 3941 - Undergraduate Colloquium (1.0 cr)
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
STAT 5511 - Regression Analysis (3.0 cr)
STAT 5531 - Probability Models (4.0 cr)
STAT 5571 - Probability (4.0 cr)
STAT 5572 - Statistical Inference (4.0 cr)
Take one of the following two courses:
MATH 4201 - Elementary Real Analysis (4.0 cr)
or MATH 4326 - Linear Algebra (3.0 cr)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
Advanced Writing - 31xx
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