1. MATH 526 no longer exists; it has been replaced by MATH 344.
2. Several of the listed options for upper division MATH courses now carry a MATH 300 (Transitions to Advanced Mathematics) prerequisite. While students in the target audience (analytically inclined students in the Darla Moore School of Business) can be expected to have completed MATH 141, 142, and 241, they cannot be expected to enroll in MATH 300 as a matter of course. Therefore more options of MATH 5xx courses that are relevant to actuarial mathematics are being listed. These are drawn in part from the existing actuarial track in the mathematics major and have been selected so as to give students options that do not require MATH 300.
3. The division of courses into categories was intended to force students to diversify their program so as to include both mathematics and statisitcs and both theoretical and applied approaches. With Category 4 now being out of reach of most DMSB students, this would now amount to a choice of three courses from only three categories, so essentially a prescription of further advanced courses. We feel that this is overly rigid and that any selection of three courses from the expanded list will naturally contain suffcient breadth of topics and approaches.
4. Students should have adequate prerequisite information up front in the program description and not have to track this down through examination of individual course listings. They should be aware that some prerequisites (such as MATH 300) will not count towards program requirements but that others (such as MATH 344 or STAT 513) will count, and will open up more options if taken early on.
5 There doesn't seem to be any other place on this form to provide this information, but the Minor is supposed to be jointly administered by the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics. The Undergraduate Director oif either department should have the authority to grant overrides, issue waivers and exceptions, etc. Students should be able to access program information through either department's listings inthe Bulletin.