The mathematics department at Oregon State offers a minor in Mathematics and a specialized minor. The minor in Actuarial Science includes courses of interest in the Actuarial and Financial industries. The requirements for each of the minors are listed below. For more information, contact an advisor in the Department of Mathematics.
The requirements for a minor in mathematics are 30 credits of MTH courses numbered 231 or higher, including 15 credits numbered 311 or higher. Either MTH 311 or MTH 341 must be included. MTH 390 may not be used for credit in the mathematics minor. (MTH 251, MTH 252 and MTH 254 are strongly recommended for students pursuing a minor in mathematics.) No course used to fulfill requirements for the minor in mathematics may be taken "S/U". A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in this minor.
Actuarial Science Minor
28 credits are required for the minor in actuarial science. These credits are fulfilled by the courses in the checklist below. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in this minor. No course used to fulfill requirements for the minor in actuarial science may be taken "S/U".
Take all of the following courses:
MTH 251: Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252: Integral Calculus (4)
MTH 253: Infinite Series and Sequences* (4)
MTH 254: Vector Calculus I (4)
MTH 341: Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 361: Introduction to Probability (3)
*MTH 306: Matrix and Power Series Methods (4) may be substituted for MTH 253.
Students must also take at least 2 classes from the following list of upper-division mathematics and statistics classes.
MTH 351: Introduction to Numerical Analysis (3)
MTH 463: Probability I (3)
MTH 464: Probability II (3)
MTH 465: Probability III (3)
MTH 467: Actuarial Mathematics (3)
ST 411: Methods of Data Analysis (4)
ST 412: Methods of Data Analysis (4)
ST 413: Methods of Data Analysis (4)
ST 421: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (4)
ST 422: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (4)
ST 441: Probability, Computing, and Simulation in Statistics (4)
ST 443: Applied Stochastic Models (4)
Restriction: No upper-division courses other than MTH 306 and MTH 341 used to satisfy requirements in a student's major may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the actuarial science minor.