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Duluth Campus
Statistics and Actuarial Science B.S.Mathematics & Statistics
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
The science of statistics is concerned with generating and analyzing data. Actuarial science applies statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and financial industries. The statistics and actuarial science major trains students for careers in a wide variety of fields from banking and government to health care. Advisers have information on the national actuarial examinations.
Honors Requirements: To graduate with department honors, a student must complete the program with an overall and department GPA of 3.50, satisfactorily complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty member, and convey research results in a public presentation.
Program Delivery
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Admission Requirements
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General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in statistics and actuarial science include:
* A minor in an area other than mathematics or a second major.
Introduction to Calculus Courses (10 cr)
Statistics and Actuarial Science Core Courses (4041 cr)
CS 1511  Computer Science I
[LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
MATH 3298  Calculus III
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3355  Discrete Mathematics
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3280  Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3941  Undergraduate Colloquium
(1.0 cr)
STAT 3611  Introduction to Probability and Statistics
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5511  Regression Analysis
(3.0 cr)
STAT 5531  Probability Models
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5571  Probability
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5572  Statistical Inference
(4.0 cr)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
Advanced Writing  31xx


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Course Equivalencies:  01420  Math1290/1296/1596 
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Course Equivalencies:  01421  Math 1597/1297 
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Course Equivalencies:  01383  CS 1211/1511/1581 
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Prerequisites:  3611, Math 3280 or Math 4326, a grade of C or better in is required in all prerequisite courses 
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