The Mathematics and Actuarial Science Department offers a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science that applies theories of probability and statistics and the principles of finance to the problems of insurance, pensions, social insurance, population studies, and related fields. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science degree will receive a solid background for their actuarial exams. The department offers several courses designed specifically to fit the requirements of the actuarial exams, better preparing students to pass them. The field of actuarial science offers exciting executive careers for students with a strong background in mathematics. Specific opportunities include life, health, and casualty insurance; pension plan management; investment; and consulting.