The department of mathematics and statistics at Calvin offers a number of majors and minors. Whether you’re planning on going to graduate school, working as an actuary or teaching mathematics at the elementary or secondary level, we have courses to suit your vocational goals.
A schedule of planned offerings of upper level mathematics and statistics courses is available here.
Actuarial Science Major
Actuaries are not required to have any particular major in college, but in 2016 Calvin introduced an Actuarial Science major to help prepare students for this growing career. These students typically take one or more of the actuarial exams before graduating and often have a summer internship at an actuarial company.
This 38-semester hour program consists of two freshman-level courses in calculus, two sophomore-level courses, four junior/senior-level courses, an interim course in mathematics, two semesters of the Mathematics Colloquium and a course in computer science.
Mathematics Elementary Education Major
Mathematics Secondary Education Major