The actuarial science major is an interdisciplinary program intended to prepare students for professional examinations and employment as actuaries. Students must complete at least 15 upperdivision (numbered 300 and above) credits in the major in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about our degree requirements.
To clarify any degree requirements, please contact the CoDirector of Actuarial Science.Preparatory Curriculum
Students in all majors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences must complete:
 MATH 231, 232, and 233 (or equivalent)
Students majoring in actuarial science must have a GPA of at least 2.5 in these courses
MATH 225 and 226 are equivalent to MATH 231;
MATH 221 and 222 are equivalent to MATH 231, 232, and 233.  MATH 234 or 240
Requirements
Additional preparatory curriculum: At least two courses from the following: 


Additional Preparatory Curriculum: 

Additional preparatory curriculum: One of the following three courses (3 credits): 

Required Core Curriculum (19 credits): 

One of the following two courses (3 credits): 

One of the following two courses (3 credits): 

One of the following three pairs (6 credits): 

Recommended Electives:  To achieve the best preparation for an actuarial career, students should actively pursue internship opportunities with insurance companies, consulting firms and other organizations that require actuarial science knowledge. Once such an opportunity is secured, the student should enroll in MTHSTAT 489. Students should also take courses in communication (COMMUN 103, 264), and expand their knowledge in economics (ECON 221, 248). Note that ECON 248 satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. 