Computational Mathematics Major (B.S.)
The Bachelors of Science in Computational Mathematics program provides an opportunity for students to develop strong problem-solving and analytical skills as they work across diverse areas of mathematics and science. Through the program, students will take courses including Applied Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling and Simulation. Graduates of this program will gain a foundation of knowledge and practical experience which will prepare them for careers in various fields of industry. The actuarial concentration uses the mathematical sciences of probability over long periods of time. This degree, harnesses the skillsets of mathematicians and equips students to apply these insights in the fields of business, insurance, and related industries. Through this program, students will be introduced to the material in the first actuarial exam and will complete the coursework necessary to gain two VEE credits, which are necessary for becoming an actuary.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Solve problems using mathematical expertise.
- Use appropriate technology to solve problems, access information and develop insight.
- Demonstrate a solid foundation in the application of the natural sciences.
The student will be able to relate principles of probability, accounting, economics, and finance to the role of an actuary.
- Gate 3 Application Requirements*:
- Deadline for Submission
- Fall Student Teaching (ST) Semester: February 1
- Spring Student Teaching (ST) Semester: September 1
- Deadline for Submission
- Degree Completion Plan Audit
- 3.0 GPA
- Gate 2 Acceptance (Program Status Check/Background Check)
- Content Competency Evaluation Completion
- Licensure Exams (Official Score Reports with PASSING Scores)
- Math Assessment (Praxis Core or eligible SAT/ACT/GRE exemption scores)
- Reading Assessment (Praxis Core or eligible SAT/ACT /GRE exemption scores)
- Writing Assessment (Praxis Core or eligible SAT/ACT/GRE exemption scores; effective for Fa/12020 and future student teachers)
- Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment
- Praxis Subject Assessment(s) (Specific to endorsement(s))
- Full Background Clearances
- Criminal Background
- Virginia Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training
- FBI Fingerprints
- Placement Request
- Professional Liability Insurance (Christian Educators Association International)
- Coverage dates must be valid through end of ST semester
- Tuberculosis (TB) Results
- Results are valid for one year and must be valid through end of ST semester
- After completion of the required program coursework (including student teaching), content competencies (if applicable), and the passing of licensure tests, the graduate of this program would be eligible for a Virginia state teaching license.