Actuarial Science Requirements

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General Education (GE) Requirements

Every student at Ohio State will take General Education courses. Although these GE courses are meant to provide a broad baseline of learning, oftentimes the courses supplement the student’s major or program. 

Actuarial Science Major Requirements & Sample Schedule
 

​The goals of the actuarial science major curriculum are to supply a strong general background in mathematics, statistics, and relevant concepts within actuarial science and business, and to prepare students to take some of the national actuarial examinations administered by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society.

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Major Prerequisite Courses

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  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • AcctMIS 2000 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.)
  • Econ 2001.01 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Econ 2002.01 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:

    • CSE 1222 Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ (3 cr.)
    • CSE 1223 Introduction to Computer Programming in Java (3 cr.)
    • CSE 1224 Introduction to Computer Programming in Python (3 cr.)
    • CSE 2111 Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets and Databases (3 cr.)
       
  • Choose one of the following: New requirement for students starting Autumn 2020 and later

    • Comm 2367 Persuasive Communication
    • Comm 2110 Principles of Effective Public Speaking
    • Comm 2131 Business and Professional Speaking

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Major Courses

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  • Math 2153 Calculus III (4 cr.)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • Math 4530Probability (3 cr.)  or Stat 4201Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
  • Stat 4202 Introduction to Math Statistics II (4 cr.)
  • Math 3588 Practicum in Actuarial Science (3 cr.)
  • Math 3618Theory of Interest (3 cr.)
  • BusFin 3120 Foundations of Finance (3 cr.)
  • English 3304 Business and Professional Writing (New requirement for students starting Autumn 2020 and later)
  • Choose three of the following courses:
    • Math 56303  Life Contingencies I (3 cr.)
    • Math 56314   Life Contingencies II (3 cr.)
    • Math 5632 Financial Economics for Actuaries (3 cr.)
    • Math 56335 Loss Models I (3 cr.)
    • Math 56346 Loss Models II (3 cr.)
    • Math 56377 Topics from Risk Modeling

Exams: 1SOA P/ CAS 1   2SOA FM/CAS 2  3SOA FAM-L  4SOA ALTAM  5SOA FAM-S  6SOA ASTAM  7SOA SRM

 

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Sample Four Year Schedule

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Additional hours may be necessary depending on course selection. Students should complete the corresponding actuarial exam the semester after completing the correlate course.

Autumn Semester

Math 1151
CSE 12221223 or 2111
Econ 2001 or 2002
ARTSSCI 1100.01
GE
Total Hours:  15 credit hours

Spring Semester

Math 1152
AcctMIS 2000
Econ 2001 or 2002
English 1110
GE
Total Hours:   17 credit hours

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Additional hours may be necessary depending on course selection. Students should complete the corresponding actuarial exam the semester after completing the correlate course.

Autumn Semester

Math 2153
Math 36182
GE
GE
GE
Total Hours:   16 credit hours

Spring Semester

Math 2568
Math 45301 or Stat 42011
*Comm 2367, 2110 or 2131
GE
GE
Total Hours:   16 credit hours

Actuarial Exams

SOA P/ CAS 1

SOA FM/CAS 2

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Additional hours may be necessary depending on course selection. Students should complete the corresponding actuarial exam the semester after completing the correlate course.

Autumn Semester

Stat 4202
BusFin 3120
GE
GE
Total Hours:   13 credit hours

Spring Semester

Math 3588
Choose an Actuarial Science elective
*English 3304
GE
Total Hours:   12 credit hours

New requirement for students starting Autumn 2020 and later

 

 

 

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Additional hours may be necessary depending on course selection. Students should complete the corresponding actuarial exam the semester after completing the correlate course.

Autumn Semester

Choose an Actuarial Science elective
GEs
Electives
Total Hours:   12 credit hours

Spring Semester

Choose an Actuarial Science elective
GEs
Electives
Total Hours:   12 credit hours

 

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