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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Actuarial Science, B.S. (Mathematics)

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Requirements for the major in actuarial science, B.S. program

Because an actuary needs a blend of mathematics, economics, statistics and finance, this major is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Economics. However, the major in actuarial science differs significantly from the other majors offered by these two departments because it (1) prepares students for jobs in actuarial science and provides them with the educational background necessary to pursue an advanced degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, or business administration, (2) integrates two distinctly different disciplines, thereby providing students with a breadth of knowledge that is needed in a fast-changing world, and (3) provides students with the analytical and reasoning skills to successfully complete the first two exams in actuarial science offered by the Society of Actuaries.

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in actuarial science, students must

9. Complete ACHIEVE courses

  • SBC 199 - Achieve I (0) (to be taken during the freshman year or first year as an actuarial science major)
  • SBC 299 - Achieve II (0) (to be taken during the fall semester of the sophomore year or the second semester as an actuarial science major)
  • ACS 399 - ACHIEVE 3 Actuarial Sciences (0) (to be taken during the second semester of the sophomore year or the third semester as an actuarial science major)

10. Earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in all courses applied to the major including cognate courses for the major.

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