The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Mathematics

Students declaring this major in the fall of 2019 and beyond must complete MATH 0230 or MATH 0235 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2) or their equivalents, with a letter grade of C or better. Students must also complete MATH 0470 Actuarial Mathematics 1 with a letter grade of B- or better to declare this major.

Each of these courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a grade of C or better must be earned in each. Specific requirements are below. Note that students who declared a math major in the Fall of 2018 or after are required to complete the one credit course, MATH 0500 Professional Development, prior to graduation. There are three sections offered in the spring term. Please also note that the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences maintains the Authoritative Statement of Degree Requirements (major sheet). The information provided here is for student convenience only. The official requirements should be downloaded using the link above. The requirements for students who entered the major prior to the fall of 2019 can be found here: Authoritative Statement of Degree Requirements Prior to Fall 2019.

  1. (8 cr)   Prerequisite Calculus -  Math 0220 and 0230
  2. (4 cr)   Basic Calculus 0240 or 0245
  3. (4 cr)   Analysis - Math 0413 or Math 0450
  4. (3 cr)   Linear Algebra - Math 1180 or 1185
  5. (3 cr)   Ordinary Differential Equations - Math 1270 or 1275
  6. (12 cr) Actuarial Mathematics - Math 0470 (formerly 1120), 1119, 1121 and 1126
  7. (6 cr)   Applied Mathematics - Math 1122 and 1123 or Math 1128 and 1129
  8. (3 cr)   Numerical Methods - Math 1070, 1080 or 1127
  9. (6 cr)   Economics - Econ 1100 and 1110
  10. (3 cr)   Statistics - Stat 1152
  11. (3 cr)   Finance - Buserv 1920
  12. (3 cr)   Additional Finance Course - BusFin 1311 or Econ 1440
  13. (3 cr)   Computer Science - One of the following:
          Programming in Java - CS 0007
          Programming in Python - CS 0008
          Introduction to Computing for Systems Engineers  - CS 0010 (4 cr)
          Introduction to Computing for Scientists - CS 0011 (4 cr)
          Introduction to Computing for the Humanities - CS 0012 (4 cr)
          Intermediate Java - CS 0401 (4 cr)
          Intro to Engineering Computing - Engr 0012
          Statistical Packages - Stat 1301
          Intro to Information Systems - BusMis 1060

Sample 4 Year Program:

Year 1

Fall
Math 0220 (4 cr)
CS 0401 (4 cr)
General Education (6 cr)
Spring
Math 0230 (4 cr)
Buserv 1920 (3 cr)
General Education (9 cr)

Year 2

Fall
Math 0240 (4cr)
Math 0413 (4 cr)
Math 0470 (3 cr)
Math 1119 (3 cr)
General Education (3 cr)
Spring
Math 1121 (3 cr)
Stat 1152 (3 cr)
Math 1180 (3 cr)
General Education (6 cr)

Year 3 or 4

Fall
Math 1122 (3 cr) or
Math 1270 (3 cr)
Math 1128 (3 cr)
General Education (9 cr)
Spring
Math 1180 (3 cr)
Math 1123 (3 cr) or
Math 1129 (3 cr)
BusFin 1311 (3 cr)
General Education (9 cr)

Year 4 or 3

Fall
Econ 1100 (3 cr)
Math 1126 (3 cr)
General Education (12 cr)
Spring
Econ 1100 (3 cr)
Math 1127 (3 cr)
General Education (9 cr)