The Center for Insurance Studies (CIS) was established by the Department of Finance in the College of Business and Economics at the beginning of the 1998-1999 academic year. The goal of CIS is to create an organization that attracts and educates talented individuals who are committed to professional careers in the industry. The emphasis is on careers in actuarial analysis, claims, financial planning, marketing, risk management, portfolio management, sales, technology and underwriting. Since the Center’s founding there has been strong support from the industry. Operating strategies for CIS are being developed with the help of industry professionals. The Insurance and Financial Services program created by the Center for Insurance Studies is now one of the six tracks in the Finance Department.
Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers a standard undergraduate major program in mathematics with concentrations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, probability and statistics, and teaching mathematics.
Courses are provided to satisfy the needs of:
Students planning graduate study in mathematics; Students planning to use mathematics in a career in business, industry or government; Students planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level; Students majoring in a discipline using mathematics as a descriptive or analytic tool