College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science: Math Majors :
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Actuaries help companies manage risk by analyzing information using mathematical tools. In terms of income, work environment, and hiring outlook, actuary consistently ranks as one of the top jobs in the United States. In order to be admitted to an actuarial society, candidates must pass a sequence of preliminary and advanced exams, and are required to satisfy three VEE (Validation by Educational Experience) requirements in economics, corporate finance, and applied statistical methods. The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in actuarial science prepares students to enter the actuarial field while giving them a broad introduction to the study of mathematics. In addition to being prepared for graduate study in mathematics or statistics, students who successfully complete the program will be prepared for the first two actuarial exams and will have satisfied the VEE requirements.

The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with actuarial science requires a total of 65 credit hours within the major consisting of the following required courses:

MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
MATH 253 Calculus III
MATH 271 Differential Equations
MATH 281 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
MATH 351 Operations Research
MATH 371 Linear Algebra
MATH 382 Actuarial Exam Preparation
MATH 481 Modern Algebra
MATH 491 Advanced Calculus
CSCI 156 Computer Science I

Plus the following courses that satisfy the VEE requirements:

MATH 381 Mathematical Statistics
MATH 391 Statistical Methods
ECON 201 Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting
FIN 348 Managerial Finance

Plus the following field experiences:

FIN 205 Student Managed Investment Fund
FIN 206 Student Managed Investment Fund Laboratory

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