Actuarial Sciences Certificates

Policies Requirements and Standards Actuarial Sciences

This program offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career as an actuary. In order to become an actuary, one must pass a number of competency exams in certain disciplines and obtain a number of educational experiences that pertain to the field of actuarial sciences. These requirements are determined by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for the Probability (Exam P or Exam 1) and Financial Mathematics (Exam FM or Exam 2) exams and to provide all the educational experiences listed by the Validation of Educational Experience (VEE) Requirements to become an actuary. The certificate will only be offered to students who are earning a degree while completing the requirements for the certificate; the certificate will be awarded at the time of completion of the degree. An official certificate and transcript annotation will be made upon completion of the program. In order to receive the Certificate of Actuarial Sciences, students must earn a grade of B or better in the following courses.

Progress Requirements

To earn the bachelor's degree in the mathematical sciences, students must complete all mathematics courses and all courses in their chosen minor or area of concentration required in the program of study with a grade of C or better. In order to complete the prerequisites for a mathematics course other than MATH   1401 or Foundations of Numbers and Operations (MATH   2008), the prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A grade of C or better is required in each course used toward a minor in Mathematics or Statistics.

Certificate Requirements: 21 Credit Hours

For more information about the certificate or for a career as an actuary, please contact the Department of Mathematics

Credit Hours
STAT   3211Probability & Statistics App I3
STAT   3222Probability & Statistics Ap Ii3
ECON   3231Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON   3232International Macroeconomics 3
ECON   4131Applied Econometrics3
FINC   3131Principles of Corporate Finance3
MATH   4200Actuarial Science Seminar1-3
Total Credit Hours21