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## SJSU Catalog

### Mathematics and Statistics Department

### BS - Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Economics and Actuarial Science

This program is designed for students who want to become actuaries and for students who want a program that integrates business, economics, and mathematics. Actuaries are trained to analyze risk and are typically employed by insurance companies, banks, the government, and companies that handle retirement funds.

33 upper division units of mathematics are required for this degree. If upper division requirements are fulfilled using transferred lower division courses, then additional upper division math courses will need to be taken to obtain the required number of upper division units.

A grade of "C-" or better is required for courses being used to meet any requirement in this major, including courses in preparation for the major

Course Requirements | |||||

General Education Requirements | 42 | ||||

Of the 51 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details. | |||||

American Institutions | (6) | ||||

Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes. | |||||

Physical Education | 2 | ||||

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement | (3) | ||||

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html. | |||||

Preparation for the Major | 22-24 | ||||

ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics | 4 | ||||

ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: Microeconomics | D1 | 4 | |||

ECON 101. Microeconomic Analysis | 3 | ||||

ECON 102. Macroeconomic Analysis | 3 | ||||

BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis | 3 | ||||

MATH 100W. Technical Writing Workshop | Z | 3 | |||

Complete one course from: | |||||

MATH 050. Scientific Computing I | 2 | ||||

MATH 109. Mathematical Software | 3 | ||||

MATH 167. Programming in SAS | 3 | ||||

CS 046A. Introduction to Programming | 4 | ||||

CS 049C. Programming in C | 3 | ||||

CS 049J. Programming in Java | 3 | ||||

Requirement of the Major | 46-49 | ||||

Lower Division Requirements | 13-15 | ||||

MATH 031. Calculus II | B4 | 4 | |||

MATH 032. Calculus III | B4 | 3 | |||

MATH 042. Discrete Mathematics | 3 | ||||

Complete one course from: | |||||

MATH 030. Calculus I | B4 | 3 | |||

MATH 030P. Calculus I with Precalculus | B4 | 5 | |||

Upper Division Requirements | 18 | ||||

MATH 129A. Linear Algebra I | 3 | ||||

MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 | ||||

MATH 143C. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | ||||

MATH 161A. Applied Probability and Statistics I | 3 | ||||

MATH 161B. Applied Probability and Statistics II | 3 | ||||

MATH 163. Probability Theory | 3 | ||||

MATH 178. Mathematical Modeling | 3 | ||||

Complete one course from: | |||||

MATH 177. Linear and Non-Linear Optimization | 3 | ||||

ISE 170. Operation Research | 3 | ||||

Upper Division Electives | 9-10 | ||||

Complete nine to ten units from: | |||||

BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance | 3 | ||||

BUS1 172A. Investment Analysis | 3 | ||||

BUS1 172B. Portfolio Management | 3 | ||||

ECON 103. Introduction to Econometrics | 4 | ||||

ECON 104. Mathematical Methods for Economics | 3 | ||||

ECON 106. Managerial Economics | 3 | ||||

ECON 138. Business and Economic Forecasting | 3 | ||||

ECON 139. Principles of Investments | 3 | ||||

ISE 167. System Simulation | 3 | ||||

MATH 131A. Introduction to Analysis | 3 | ||||

MATH 132. Advanced Calculus | 3 | ||||

University Electives | 3-8 | ||||

Total Units: | 120 | ||||