Mathematics Preactuary Major

Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Overview

The mathematics preactuary major is similar to a traditional actuarial science major but places more emphasis on the pure academic business and mathematics knowledge needed by actuaries and other professionals in the areas of business intelligence, business analytics, and risk management.

The mathematics preactuary major is designed to provide:

  • Training in both mathematics and business
  • The background necessary for graduate work in actuarial science and related disciplines
  • Preparation for the first round of professional actuarial exams needed to achieve professional status as an actuary.


"I selected mathematics as my major because of the patterns and abstractions of math. The relationships between numbers and functions resemble the beauty with which God created our universe. The fact that math is the language of our universe testifies the glory of God. I like ORU because I can obtain a professional degree while studying in an environment where I can also learn about God."

Alejandro Hernandez

Student: Alejandro
Hometown: Tulsa, OK

With a mathematics preactuary degree you will be prepared to either enter the actuarial world immediately or enter graduate school for further training in actuarial science. You will know the fundamentals of business, speculation, and 'risk' and be able to extract the value from the underlying data by using mathematical models.

Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

Mathematics preactuary majors are housed in the computing and mathematics department where several faculty members have active undergraduate research programs in which students are encouraged to participate. Professional and honor societies that students and faculty members are active in include:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association of Women Mathematicians
  • International Association of Mathematical Physics
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Course Offerings

  • Calculus I (MAT 201)
  • Calculus II (MAT 202)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MAT 207)
  • Differential Equations (MAT 211)
  • Linear and Matrix Algebra (MAT 312)
  • Calculus of Functions of Several Variables (MAT 321)
  • Probability and Statistics (MAT 325)
  • Advanced Calculus (MAT 421)
  • Senior Paper/Project (MAT 499)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting I (ACT 215)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting II (ACT 216)
  • Principles of Economics I (BUS 201)
  • Principles of Economics II (BUS 202)
  • Quantitative Analysis (ACT 320)
  • Financial Management (FIN 338)
  • Investments (FIN 418)F
  • Advanced Financial Management (FIN 438)

Degree Plan

Computing and Mathematics Department