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 Fall 2015

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

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
STAT 192First-Year Seminar in Statistics 1
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences13A4-5
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 29-30
Select one group from the following: 4
Group A:
Foundations in Programming  
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  
ACT 2102Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions 3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MATH 369Linear Algebra I4A3
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences13A3-5
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 29-31
FIN 300Principles of Finance 3
ECON 335/AREC 335Introduction to Econometrics 3
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable4B4
MATH 345Differential Equations 4
STAT 321Elementary Probabilistic-Stochastic Modeling 3
STAT 420Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 3
STAT 430Probability and Mathematical Statistics II 3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 29
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
FIN 342Risk Management and Insurance 3
FIN 370Financial Management-Theory and Application 3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
MATH 417Advanced Calculus I4C3
MATH 4953Independent Study 1
Biological and Physical Sciences13A0-3
Electives4 11-17
 Total Credits 30-33
 Program Total Credits: 120

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


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


Preparation for Exam I.


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).

The Major Completion Map for this concentration will be published in the 17-18 General Catalog. Students should consult with their Advisor or visit the Department for the current Major Completion Map requirements.