Qualified students are encouraged to continue their studies. Department graduates
have attended Cal. Tech., Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, Dartmouth, Drexel, North Carolina,
Ohio State, South Carolina, Virginia, William and Mary, among many others, and have
earned graduate degrees in chemistry, computer science, economics, statistics, operations
research, as well as mathematics. A number of students have attended law school.
Below are some additional courses we recommend for students interested in graduate
school in the indicated areas.

Mathematics

The following complements to the Mathematics major are suggested to prepare for graduate study in Mathematics:

MAS 325 Geometry

Axiomatic development of absolute, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisites: MAS 202, MAS 222, and MAS 251. 3 credits.

MAS 335 Operations Research

Introduction to some operations research techniques including linear programming, queuing theory, project scheduling, simulation and decision analysis. Prerequisites: MAS 222 or MAS 251 or MAS 202. 3 credits.

MAS 372 Mathematical Statistics

An introduction to the mathematical foundations of statistics including sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear models and multivariate distributions. Prerequisite: MAS 371. 3 credits.

MAS 390 Special Topics

Topic announced at the time of registration. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite: MAS 251 or MAS 202. 3 credits.

MAS 500 Independent Study

Independent Study in Mathematical Science. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. 1-3 credits.

Statistics

The following complements to the Mathematics major are suggested to prepare for graduate study in statistics:

ASC 472 Loss Distributions and Credibility Theory

In this course we study various loss models as well as the process of selecting, constructing, and evaluating a model when solving an actuarial problem. We cover frequency, severity, aggregate, empirical, and parametric models as well as credibility and simulation. ASC 472 combined with MAS 371 and MAS 372 covers the material on SOA exam C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models. Prerequisite: MAS 371. 3 credits.

MAS 372 Mathematical Statistics

An introduction to the mathematical foundations of statistics including sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear models and multivariate distributions. Prerequisite: MAS 371. 3 credits.

MAS 500 Independent Study

Independent Study in Mathematical Science. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. 1-3 credits.

Operations Research

The following complements to the Mathematics major are suggested to prepare for graduate study in operations research:

MAS 335 Operations Research

Introduction to some operations research techniques including linear programming, queuing theory, project scheduling, simulation and decision analysis. Prerequisites: MAS 222 or MAS 251 or MAS 202. 3 credits.

MAS 372 Mathematical Statistics

An introduction to the mathematical foundations of statistics including sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear models and multivariate distributions. Prerequisite: MAS 371. 3 credits.

MAS 500 Independent Study

Independent Study in Mathematical Science. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. 1-3 credits.