General Education Requirements

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Students admitted before Autumn 2022 completing a degree in Actuarial Science have the option of completing either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). This choice does not change the major program requirements. The difference between earning a BA or a BS lies within the General Education (GE-L) coursework a student must complete as a part of their undergraduate degree. 

Students admitted Autumn 22 and beyond completing a degree in Actuarial Science have the option of completing a Bachelor of Science (BS). These students will be completing the General Education GE-New (GE-N).

Information about both GE-L and GE-N requirements can be found on The College of Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Services website.

All Actuarial Science Majors


The following courses are required for all Actuarial Science majors. These courses can also be used to satisfy GE requirements:

  • Math 1151 Calculus I satisfies the Quantitative and Logical Skills - Mathematical and Logical Analysis requirement
  • Math 1152  Calculus II partially satisfies the Open Option GE-L requirement
  • Economics 2001 and Economics 2002 satisfies the Social Science requirement.

Degree Audit (DARs)


Students can use Buckeye Link to run a degree audit, which provides an evaluation of how all the courses they have completed are used to meet both general and major course requirements. Students can review Instructions to Run a Degree Audit (DARs) [pdf] here.