Department of Mathematics

Actuarial Science

The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science degree requires completion of the university's core curriculum requirements and 57 hours of coursework dedicated to the major.

Major Requirements (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 - Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations
  • (3) MATH 240 Linear Algebra
  • (3) MATH 256 - Intro to Probability and Statistics
  • (3) MATH 311 - Probability Theory
  • (3) MATH 312 - Statistical Inference
  • (3) MATH 257 - Data Modeling or
  • (3) MACS 101 - Intro 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 - Microeconomic Principles
  • (3) ECON 201 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • (3) ACCT 200 - Introductory Financial Accounting
Notes
  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the student's mathematics and business courses.
  • Students are prepared to take the first actuarial exam (Exam P/1), upon completion of MATH 311.
  • 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, including an oral presentation in a public colloquium.
  • Any student wishing to major in actuarial science should consult the chair of the Department of Mathematics before registration.