The Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Risk Analytics provides students the quantitative skills necessary for employment in the insurance and risk industry, including a mathematical treatment of probability and statistics, interestrate theory and financial mathematics, predictive analytics and other data science tools, and insurance operations.
AdmissionTo be considered for admission to the major, the student must have:
 a cumulative gradepoint average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken at MSU.
 a minimum gradepoint average of 3.0 in MTH 132, MTH 133, and MTH 234 or equivalent courses.
 a minimum average of 3.0 in the grades in MTH 360 and STT 441.
Students who declare the major in quantitative risk analytics are automatically reviewed at the end of every semester and are either admitted or informed of their progress. Students must be admitted to a degreegranting college at the time they have completed 56 credits. Those who do not meet the criteria may consider a major in either Mathematics or in Statistics and Probability.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantitative Risk Analytics
 The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Risk Analytics.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Quantitative Risk Analytics major is met by completing Statistics and Probability 467. That course is referenced in item 3. below.
Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement. Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
 The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree. The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
 The following requirements for the major:










a. 
One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology as approved by the student’s academic advisor. 

b. 
One of the following groups of courses (8 to 10 credits): 


(1) 
CEM 
141 
General Chemistry 
4 


CEM 
142 
General and Inorganic Chemistry 
3 


CEM 
161 
Chemistry Laboratory I 
1 

(2) 
CEM 
151 
General and Descriptive Chemistry 
4 


CEM 
152 
Principles of Chemistry 
3 


CEM 
161 
Chemistry Laboratory I 
1 

(3) 
CEM 
181H 
Honors Chemistry I 
4 


CEM 
182H 
Honors Chemistry II 
4 


CEM 
185H 
Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 
2 

(4) 
LB 
171 
Principles of Chemistry I 
4 


LB 
171L 
Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 
1 


LB 
172 
Principles of Chemistry II 
3 
c. 
One of the following croups of courses (8 credits): 


(1) 
PHY 
183 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 
4 


PHY 
184 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 
4 

(2) 
PHY 
193H 
Honors Physics I – Mechanics 
4 


PHY 
294H 
Honors Physics II – Electromagnetism 
4 

(3) 
LB 
273 
Physics I 
4 


LB 
274 
Physics II 
4 
d. 
One of the following groups of courses (11 or 12 credits): 


(1) 
MTH 
132 
Calculus I 
3 


MTH 
133 
Calculus II 
4 


MTH 
234 
Multivariable Calculus 
4 

(2) 
LB 
118 
Calculus I 
4 


LB 
119 
Calculus II 
4 


LB 
220 
Calculus III 
4 

(3) 
MTH 
152H 
Honors Calculus I 
3 


MTH 
153H 
Honors Calculus II 
4 


MTH 
254H 
Honors Multivariable Calculus 
4 
e. 
One of the following courses (3 credits): 


MTH 
235 
Differential Equations 
3 

MTH 
340 
Ordinary Differential Equations I 
3 

MTH 
347H 
Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 
3 
f. 
One of the following groups of courses (4 to 7 credits): 


(1) 
MTH 
299 
Transitions 
4 


MTH 
309 
Linear Algebra I 
3 

(2) 
MTH 
317H 
Honors Linear Algebra 
4 
g. 
All of the following courses (15 credits): 


MTH 
360 
Theory of Mathematical Interest 
3 

MTH 
361 
Financial Mathematics for Actuaries I 
3 

MTH 
457 
Introduction to Financial Mathematics 
3 

STT 
441 
Probability and Statistics I: Probability 
3 

STT 
442 
Probability and Statistics II: Statistics 
3 
h. 
Both of the following courses (6 credits): 


MTH 
468 
Predictive Analytics 
3 

STT 
467 
Insurance Operations 
3 
i. 
All of the following courses (19 credits): 


ACC 
230 
Survey of Accounting Concepts 
3 

CSE 
231 
Introduction to Programming I 
4 

EC 
201 
Introduction to Microeconomics 
3 

EC 
202 
Introduction to Macroeconomics 
3 

FI 
311 
Financial Management 
3 

FI 
321 
Theory of Investments 
3 