Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics: Data Science & Actuary

General

Program Description

Prepare yourself for a wide range of careers, in one of the fastest-growing job markets, that involve curating, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data.

If you're a statistics-minded student looking for a career in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid markets, our Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics will arm you with the computational skills and software experience employers are looking for. Choose from two concentrations, data science or actuary, then select electives to further tailor the program to your interests. Emerge prepared to analyze risk using mathematics, and with the fluency to apply your knowledge to solve management problems in the field of your choice.

What can you do with this degree?

Graduates of Medaille's applied math program have a wide range of career options:

  • Data Scientist - A data scientist is one of the fastest-growing and highest paid jobs. Students can work as data scientists in a variety of fields, including finance, marketing, insurance, engineering, economics, risk management, quality control, health, and medicine. The Glassdoor median income for data scientists in 2016 was $114,840.
  • Government - Increased government use of data has the potential to deliver services more efficiently and improve the quality of life in communities.
  • Actuary - Graduates will be prepared to take two actuarial exams.
  • Graduate School - Students may choose to pursue a higher degree in data science, statistics, actuary, or mathematics.

A McKinsey report predicted that by 2018, the U.S. would face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 workers with deep analytical skills and of 1.5 million managers and analysts with big data skills.

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Anchored by the fundamentals of computing, programming, databases, data mining, financial risk and analysis, Medaille's applied mathematics program prepares students to enter the data science or actuary job market.

Curriculum

Data Science Major Core (42 credits)

Mathematics Component (24 credits)

  • MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 252 Calculus II (3)
  • MAT 260 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MAT 261 Calculus III (3)
  • MAT 361 Differential Equations (3)
  • MAT 382 Statistics and Probability II (3)
  • MAT 445 Introduction to Probability Theory (3)
  • MAT 455 Regression Analysis (3)

Mathematics Electives (6 credits)
Choose two of the following:

  • CIS 245 Intermediate Microcomputer Applications (3)
  • MAT 151 Trigonometry/Geometry (3)
  • MAT 250 Operations Analysis and Modeling (3)
  • MAT 298 Special Topics in Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 398 Special Topics in Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 498 Independent Study in Mathematics (3)
  • PHI 201 Formal Logic (3) 

Data Science Component (12 credits)

  • DAT 100 Fundamentals of Computing (3)
  • DAT 200 Introduction to Programming (3)
  • DAT 300 Introduction to Databases (3)
  • DAT 400 Introduction to Data Mining (3)





Actuary Major Core (44 credits)

Mathematics Component (30 credits)

  • MAT 252 Calculus II (3)
  • MAT 255 Number Theory (3)
  • MAT 260 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MAT 261 Calculus III (3)
  • MAT 342 Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MAT 361 Differential Equations (3)
  • MAT 382 Statistics and Probability II (3)
  • MAT 265 Financial Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 385 Probability for Actuary Sciences (3)
  • MAT 421 Real Variables (3)




Mathematics Electives (6 credits)
Choose two of the following:

  • DAT 100 Fundamentals of Computing (3)
  • DAT 200 Introduction to Programming (3)
  • MAT 151 Trigonometry/Geometry (3)
  • MAT 182 Discrete Math (3)
  • MAT 250 Operations Analysis and Modeling (3)
  • MAT 298 Special Topics in Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 398 Special Topics in Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 498 Independent Study in Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 445 Introduction to Probability Theory (3)
  • MAT 455 Regression Analysis (3)
  • PHI 201 Formal Logic (3) 

Science Component (8 credits)

  • PHY 200 Principles of Physics I (4) and 
  • PHY 201 Principles of Physics II (4) OR
  • CHE 200 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHE 201 General Chemistry II (4)











Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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