The Actuarial Science Concentration trains students how to use mathematics, statistics, business, and economics to analyze and plan for future situations involving financial uncertainties and risks. This concentration is designed to qualify students to take the first two examinations administered by the Society of Actuaries and provides the foundation for the remaining examinations.

Effective Spring 2018

A minimum grade of C is required in all mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses that are required for graduation.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 192First Year Seminar in Mathematical Sciences 1
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences13A5
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Elective 1
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
ACT 2102Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
MATH 235Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning 2
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MATH 369Linear Algebra I4A3
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
Select one group from the following:  
Group A:  
CS 163 or 164Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
 4
Group B:  
Introduction to Unix  
Introduction to C Programming I  
In addition, to complete Group B, select at least two of the following:  
Introduction to C Programming II  
Mathematical Algorithms in C  
Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I  
Mathematical Algorithms in Maple  
Biological and Physical Sciences13A5
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
FIN 300Principles of Finance 3
ECON 335/AREC 335Introduction to Econometrics 3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable4B3
Select one course from the following: 4
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations  
Differential Equations  
STAT 420Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 3
STAT 421Introduction to Stochastic Processes 3
STAT 430Probability and Mathematical Statistics II 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Elective 2
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
FIN 342Risk Management and Insurance 3
FIN 370Financial Management-Theory and Application 3
MATH 417Advanced Calculus I4C3
MATH 4953Independent Study 1
Electives4 17
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Students in this concentration must take a total of 10 credits in category 3A, and at least one course must have a laboratory component.

2

Students in this concentration may need to obtain a prerequisite override from the appropriate department to enroll in this class.

3

Preparation for Exam I.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:  The curriculum for the Major in Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences Concentration assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus. Entering students who are not prepared to take calculus will need to fulfill pre‐calculus requirements in the first semester: MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125MATH 126. A minimum grade of C is required in all Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science courses that are required by the major.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
MATH 192First Year Seminar in Mathematical Sciences   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Pre-Calculus Requirements must be completed by the end of Semester 1, if needed (MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126).X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1) X1B4
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A5
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Elective   1
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 210Introduction to Financial Accounting X 3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III X 4
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A5
Historical Perspectives  3D3
ECON 204, MATH 161 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one group from the following:    
Group A:
    
CS 163 or 164Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
   4
Group B:
    
Introduction to Unix    
Introduction to C Programming I    
In addition, to complete Group B, select at least two of the following:
    
Introduction to C Programming II    
Mathematical Algorithms in C    
Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I    
Mathematical Algorithms in Maple    
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions   3
MATH 235Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning   2
MATH 369Linear Algebra IX 4A3
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists   3
ACT 210, MATH 261 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 300Principles of Finance X 3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3) X23
Select one course from the following:   4
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations    
Differential Equations    
STAT 420Probability and Mathematical Statistics I X 3
Elective   2
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECON 335/AREC 335Introduction to Econometrics   3
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One VariableX 4B3
STAT 421Introduction to Stochastic Processes   3
STAT 430Probability and Mathematical Statistics II X 3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
MATH 317 and FIN 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FIN 342Risk Management and InsuranceX  3
FIN 370Financial Management-Theory and Application X 3
MATH 417Advanced Calculus IX 4C3
Electives   6
STAT 420 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in BusinessX  3
MATH 495Independent StudyX  1
ElectivesX  11
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120