Mathematics B.S. (Financial Mathematics)

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The B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Financial Mathematics prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers in the financial services industry and other jobs requiring a combination of strong financial and quantitative skills. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of expertise, and all have related work experience as practitioners in the field, giving students a competitive edge in their careers.

Graduates of the program may find employment in banks and investment firms, insurance companies, underwriting, insurance rating firms, statistical research firms, health industries, state and federal government agencies or consulting firms. Jobs include including actuary, financial analyst, and forecaster.

Contact Information

David Hudak, Ph.D.
Department Head, Mathematics
412-397-4056 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • MATH2070 Calculus W/Analytic Geom I
  • CSEN/CSCM Communications
  • INFS1020 Intro Decision Support Systems
  • ECON1020 Principles of Macroeconomics

Freshman Year, Spring

  • MATH2170 Calculus W/Analytic Geom II
  • SEN/CSCM Communications
  • ASCI2010 Fundamentals of Actuarial Science
  • ACCT2030 Intro Financial Accounting
  • MATH3400 Linear Algebra W/Applications

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • MATH3090 Calculus W/Analytic Geom III
  • CSEN/CSCM Communications
  • STAT3140 Probability/Math Statistics 1
  • ASCI3100 Theory of Interest
  • Elective

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • RMU Core
  • CSEN/CSCM Communications
  • STAT3150 Probability/Math Statistics II
  • ASCI3150 Financial Mathematics
  • ECON1030 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Junior Year, Fall

  • Elective Financial Mathematics
  • ASCI4200 Statistical Modeling I
  • Elective Financial Mathematics
  • Elective
  • INFS2120 Visual Basic Programming

Junior Year, Spring

  • FINA3000 Principles of Finance
  • Elective Financial Mathematics
  • RMU Core
  • RMU Core
  • Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • Elective Financial Mathematics
  • FINA3200 Corporate Finance
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • RMU Core

Senior Year, Spring

  • Elective Financial Mathematics
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • RMU Core

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Corporate Finance
Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
Investment Analysis
Major Credits
Accounting, Math, Statistics
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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