Students compeleting a Mathematics or an Actuarial Science degree must complete two different set of requirements, Major Requirements and General Education Requirements.
Math and Actuarial Science Requirements
The Department of Mathematics offers two different degrees, six major tracks, and the possiblity of double majors and/or dual degrees. Here students can find the details about the different tracks, majors, the possibilities of double majors and dual degrees.
- Math Theoretical Track
- Math Honors Track
- Math Applied Track
- Math Biology Track
- Math Education Track
- Math Financial Track
- Actuarial Science Major
- Double Majors and Dual Degrees
Petitions for Mathematics and Actuarial Science Major Coursework
Any student wishing to diverge from the major requirements must seek permission from the Department of Mathematics.
Actuarial Science majors (and Financial Math track majors) may replace certain courses in the major with the actuarial exams if taken and passed during their time at OSU. However, students must still replace these hours in order to earn their degree and thus the alternative/replacement course must be approved so that students continue to take courses relevant to their major and future career.
Students should schedule an appointment to meet with their academic advisor to turn in any actuarial exam results, discuss alternative course options, and file petitions regarding math major courses.
General Education Requirements
Students completing a degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science have the option of completing either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). This choice does not change the major program requirements. The difference between earning a B.A. or a B.S. lies within the General Education (GE) coursework a student must complete as a part of their undergraduate degree. Students may find more information about GE requirements can be found here or in The College of Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Services. Students that need additional information should contact their Academic Advisor.
Degree Audit (DARs)
Students can use Buckeye Link to run a degree audit, which provides an evaluation of how all the courses thay have completed are used to meet both general and major are course requirements. Students can review instructions to run a Degree Audit (DARs) [pdf].