Actsci Major Requirements & Schedule

Major Requirements


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.

Students may review the requirements and sample schedule for the Actuarial Science on the Actuarial Science Requirements and Sample Schedule [pdf] handout.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Acct 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 2111 Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets and Databases (3 cr.)

Actuarial Science Major Course Requirements

  • 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.)
  • Math 5632Financial Economics for Actuaries (3 cr.)
  • BusFin 3120 Foundations of Finance (3 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following sequences:

Exams1SOA P/ CAS 1   2SOA FM/CAS 2   3SOA MLC/CAS LC   4SOA MFE/CAS 3F   5SOA C/CAS 4

Math 3532 Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science is a recommended course for majors.

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Sample 4 Year Schedule


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

Year 1


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Math 1151
CSE 12221223 or 2111
Econ 2001 or 2002
ARTSSCI 1100.01
GE
5
3
3
1
3
Math 1152
Acct 2000
Econ 2001 or 2002
English 1110
GE
5
3
3
3
3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17

Year 2


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Math 2153
Math 36182
GE
GE
GE
4
3
3
3
3
Math 2568
Math 45301 or Stat 42011
GE
GE
GE
3
3-4
3
3
3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16

Year 3


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Stat 4202
BusFin 3120
GE
GE
4
3
3
3
Math 3588
Math 56324
GE
 
3
3
3
 
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 9

Year 4


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Math 56303 or Math 56335
GE
3
3
Math 56313 or Math 56345
GE
3
3
Total Hours 6 Total Hours 6

Exams1SOA P/ CAS 1   2SOA FM/CAS 2   3SOA MLC/CAS LC   4SOA MFE/CAS 3F   5SOA C/CAS 4

 

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