Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science
Hours53.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

No more than 3 hours of credit below C- is allowed in major courses.
Students must pass one exam of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), usually Exam FM, before declaring an actuarial science major.
requirement 3 Complete 4 courses
Mathematical foundation courses:
requirement 5 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: If all 3 courses are taken in requirement 5, one can be used as an elective. While it is best to take all three, students interested in life insurance or investments should take at least 377 and 475 and those interested in health and property/casualty insurance should take at least 475 and 477.
requirement 6 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Courses used in Requirements 4 and 5 will not double count here.
Recommended Courses: Students should take Econ 110, Acc 200, Fin 201, and Stat 477 to complete the Society of Actuaries VEEs. Additionally, IS 515 and IS 520 are exceptionally valuable in the daily work of an actuary.
Program Outcomes: 

Actuarial Exams

Graduates will prepare for, take, and pass the exams required for employment in the actuarial science profession

Skills in Applied Statistics and Computing

Graduates of the program will apply statistical methods using relevant software to solve real world problems

Communication Skills

Graduates of the program will write technical reports and make technical presentations containing statistical and actuarial results.