This course prepares students for College Algebra. Coverage will include basic algebraic operations, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, linear equations, quadratic equations, radical equations, absolute value equations, solving inequalities, functions, and graphing. This course may NOT be used to satisfy mathematics proficiency at Lyon College and it does NOT count toward the 120 hours necessary to graduate. It DOES count in a student's course load and DOES count toward a student's GPA. Students who earn less than a 'C' grade in this course must repeat it.
Math ACT of 17 or above.
Exponential growth and decay, simple interest, compound interest, inflation, loans, combinations, permutations, probability, odds, expectation, frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, and the normal distribution.
Or Math ACT of 19 or above.
Actuaries focus on using math and statistics to evaluate risk and make strategic decisions. This course covers a range of topics relevant to actuaries, including measurement of interest rates, interest theory, and the pricing of bonds, mortgages, annuities, and other financial instruments. This course will also fully cover all content required by the Society of Actuaries Financial Mathematics (FM) Exam and its equivalents. This online class has optional live sessions.
Vectors and polar coordinates, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and line integrals, as well as Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem, and Gauss’ Theorem.
MTH 220 or permission of instructor.
Actuaries and quantitative professionals deal primarily in probabilities. This course will cover a wide range of topics and introduce you to core probability concepts needed for actuarial and quantitative work. You will be able to apply to concepts of probability to real-world scenarios. This course will also fully cover all content required by the Society of Actuaries P Exam and its equivalents. This online class has optional live sessions.
Error analysis, interpolation, approximate differentiation, approximate integration, solutions to differential equations, matrix manipulation, and solutions to systems of linear equations. (Same as CSC 415)
CSC 100, CSC 109, or CSC 115 and MTH 300
An introduction to the algebraic structure of the integers and groups, including equivalence relations, subgroups, normal subgroups, homomorphisms, Lagrange’s theorem, and Sylow’s theorem.
MTH 290 and 330 or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on team-based problem solving in actuarial science & risk management. Students will learn the fundamentals of the R programming language, RStudio and R Markdown, and use these tools to complete a range of projects. Projects vary, but may include bond and loan amortization, analysis of the efficient frontier and the capital asset pricing method, insurance liability & estimates of expected loss. This course culminates in a capstone project that ties together skills from throughout the Actuarial Sciences program.
MTH 210, MTH 225, and either CSC 100, CSC 109, or CSC 115
The real numbers; series; continuous, uniformly continuous, differentiable, and integrable functions; sequences; compact sets; the Heine-Borel theorem; the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem; limits; and the fundamental theorem of calculus.
MTH 220 and 290
A continuation of MTH 440 to multivariate calculus, including sequences and series of functions, uniform convergence and power series, partial derivatives, the Inverse and Implicit Function Theorems, and multiple integrals.