Mathematics majors at Erskine College will now be able to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Erskine and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical sciences from Clemson University in just five years, thanks to a recently inaugurated dual degree program in actuarial science. Clemson recently reported on the dual degree agreement, which was signed in the spring of this year by Erskine President Dr. Robert Gustafson and Clemson Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Robert Jones.
The idea for the program came from Young Professor of Mathematics Dr. Kokou Abalo, Professor of Mathematics Dr. Art Gorka, and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Catherine White, who serves as Dual Degree Programs coordinator at Erskine. All three Erskine faculty members earned their doctorates in the mathematical sciences department at Clemson. White explained some of the advantages of such a program in the Clemson story, written by John Gouch of Clemson University Relations.
“They can build confidence as they begin their collegiate career in a small, community-driven environment at Erskine and finish their education at Clemson where they will have access to a vast number of resources and experiences that are only available at a large, well-respected institution such as Clemson,” White said. “I believe giving students such a diverse educational experience will make them more marketable as they enter the professional world.”
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