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Major Requirements

We offer courses that will help you prepare for the actuarial exams offered by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society.  These courses include Probability and Statistics I & II (P Exam), Theory of Interest (FM Exam), Mathematics for Finance (IFM Exam), Loss Models I & II (STAM Exam), Life Contingencies I & II (LTAM Exam), and Applied Regression Analysis and Applied Time Series & Forecasting (SRM Exam).  We also offer courses that will allow you to satisfy other requirements in the actuarial credentialing process.

Students are advised to talk with their advisor before double majoring, because some major combinations are prohibited. No more than 50% of the credits that apply to one major may be drawn from another major.

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Core Courses
Select one of the following Calculus sequences:
Sequence One
MAT 150
CALCULUS I
MAT 151
CALCULUS II
MAT 152
CALCULUS III
Sequence Two
MAT 147
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS I
MAT 148
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS II
MAT 149
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS III
Sequence Three 1
MAT 155
SUMMER CALCULUS I
MAT 156
SUMMER CALCULUS II
ACC 101INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I4
ACC 102INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING II4
BLW 201LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT4
ECO 105PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS4
ECO 106PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS4
MAT 260MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS I4
MAT 262LINEAR ALGEBRA4
MAT 351PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I4
MAT 352PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS II (Covers topics relevant to the P Exam)4
MAT 353PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS III4
MAT 361THEORY OF INTEREST4
MAT 368MATHEMATICS FOR FINANCE4
or MAT 369 ACTUARIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR
FIN 251CAREER MANAGEMENT IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE0
FIN 310INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE4
FIN 365PRINCIPLES OF RISK & INSURANCE4
ICS 392SENIOR SEMINAR (Liberal Studies Program Capstone)4
Data Analysis Requirements
CSC 241INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I4
MAT 341STATISTICAL METHODS USING SAS4
​Actuarial Mathematics Major Electives
Select one of the following two-course sequences:8
MAT 362
MAT 363
LIFE CONTINGENCIES I
and LIFE CONTINGENCIES II
MAT 362
MAT 364
LIFE CONTINGENCIES I
and LOSS MODELS I
MAT 364
MAT 365
LOSS MODELS I
and LOSS MODELS II
Actuarial Statistics Major Electives
Select three of the following:12
MAT 350
BAYESIAN STATISTICS
MAT 355
STOCHASTIC PROCESSES
MAT 356
APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS
MAT 358
APPLIED TIME SERIES AND FORECASTING
MAT 359
SIMULATION MODELS AND MONTE CARLO METHOD
MAT 360
GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS
DSC 323
DATA ANALYSIS AND REGRESSION
DSC 324
ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS
DSC 341
FOUNDATIONS OF DATA SCIENCE

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. 

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