Department of Mathematics

Chair: Prof. Julie Melberg

The Mathematics Department endeavors to develop students’ numerical and analytical abilities to investigate, formulate, analyze and articulate solutions to problems within the discipline of mathematics.

Mathematics Program Learning Outcomes

Students will        

  • Write, critique and interpret various forms of mathematical proof.
  • Calculate, apply and synthesize core content in mathematics. 
  • Utilize effective strategies in problem solving, including data analysis and multiple representations of mathematical ideas (visualization/graphs, symbolic notations and numerical data).
  • Clearly communicate mathematical concepts, vocabulary and notation.

Undergraduate Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Mathematics

Mathematics

MTH 265Introduction to Statistics3
MTH 271Calculus I5
MTH 272Calculus II5
MTH 295Mathematical Notation and Proof3
MTH 371Linear Algebra3
MTH 373Calculus III4
MTH 387Theory of Probability3
MTH 473Modern Algebra3
MTH 484Differential Equations3
MTH 489Real Analysis3
MTH 495Topics in Mathematics - Review1.5
MTH 496Topics in Mathematics - Final1.5
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Discrete Mathematics3
Modern Geometry3
Mathematical Statistics3
Number Theory3
Total Units44

Undergraduate Minor

Mathematics

Mathematics Minor

Core Courses
MTH 265Introduction to Statistics3
MTH 271Calculus I5
MTH 272Calculus II5
Electives
Choose 2 of the following courses:6-7
Mathematical Notation and Proof3
Linear Algebra3
Calculus III4
Discrete Mathematics3
Modern Geometry3
Theory of Probability3
Number Theory3
Modern Algebra3
Real Analysis3
Total Units19-20

Professional Program

Actuarial Science

Director: Prof. Julie Melberg

The Actuarial Science Program is designed to assist students who have an interest in pursuing a career as an actuary with planning their coursework, arranging internships and preparing for the Society of Actuaries preliminary examinations (Exam P: Probability and Exam FM: Financial Mathematics).  The Society of Actuaries (SOA) does not require a specific undergraduate major as a prerequisite for taking exams, but most encourage emphasis in the mathematics, finance and business coursework. Students who enter the Actuarial Science Program at Concordia University will take courses most appropriate for preparing for the first two exams as well as preparing for a career in actuarial science.  Additional courses (including some which will be validated by educational experience by the SOA) and a major should be selected based on student interest and career goals.

A. Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE): (50-52 Units)

Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE) is normally completed during the first two years of attendance.

B. Major Requirements

Completion of any approved major, typically a mathematics major with a selection of business and economics courses.

C. Program Requirements

Students should select courses from a variety of fields (including finance, economics and mathematics) that will best prepare them for their first Preliminary Examination (Exam P or Exam FM) by the Society of Actuaries toward the end of their sophomore or junior year.

D. Recommended Courses

ECO 201Macroeconomics3
ECO 202Microeconomics3
ECO 321Econometrics3
ECO 323Money and Financial Markets3
FIN 331Finance3
FIN 333Investments3
MTH 371Linear Algebra3
MTH 387Theory of Probability3
MTH 388Mathematical Statistics3