Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Students majoring in Actuarial Science must complete core curriculum requirements plus an additional 57 hours of coursework specific to the major.

Required Courses (57 hours)

Mathematics (39 hours)

  • (4) MATH 170 Calculus I
  • (4) MATH 171 Calculus II
  • (4) MATH 220 Calculus III
  • (3) MATH 225 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
  • (3) MATH 230 Differential Equations
  • (3) MATH 240 Linear Algebra
  • (3) MATH 256 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • (3) MATH 311 Probability Theory
  • (3) MATH 312 Statistical Inference
  • (3) MATH 257 Data Modeling 
            or
         MACS 101 Introduction to Actuarial Science
  • (3) MACS 201 Actuarial Mathematics
  • (3) CSCI 170 Computer Science I

Business (18 hours)

  • (3) FINC 300 Business Finance
  • (3) FINC 365 Investments
  • (3) FINC 465 Options and Futures Markets
  • (3) ECON 200 Microeconomics
  • (3) ECON 201 Macroeconomics
  • (3) ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Students are prepared to take the first actuarial exam, (Exam P/1), upon completion of MATH 311. Students are prepared to take the second actuarial exam (Exam FM/2), upon completion of the finance sequence FINC 300, FINC 365, and FINC 465.  Prior to the final semester in the program, a student must successfully pass at least one actuarial exam, or complete an appropriate project under the supervision of a faculty mentor which includes an oral presentation to the faculty of the mathematics department.