The Mathematics sequence in the Mathematics major first provides students with a strong foundation in Mathematics and then gives students the flexibility to explore various aspects of the discipline.
There is also the flexibility within the Mathematics major for a student to pursue a minor in a related field of study. Such a program can prepare students for jobs in industry and government as well as prepare students for graduate study in Mathematics and related fields.
Point of Pride
The Actuarial Science Program at Illinois State University is a Center for Actuarial Excellence (CAE), one of the first nine academic programs in the United States to receive that recognition in 2009, and the first one in the State of Illinois. Illinois State was also one of the first four institutions in the world to be honored with the Casualty Actuarial Society University Award in 2016, and we also won that award again in 2019, after a required three-year waiting period.
Why study Mathematics?
Mathematics is one of the oldest and the most basic sciences divided in to two categories: Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Mathematics.
Theoretical Math is involved with advancing science by developing new principles and new relationships between existing principles of math. Applied Math uses the theories and formulates and solves practical problems in business, government, and engineering and the physical, life, and social sciences.
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