Sample Four Year Plan

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various requirements, and courses in the major can be used. For example, Econ 103 counts towards the major and towards the Social Science GER. (This sample assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English.)

This plan does not replace the advice of your advisor, and you are cautioned to meet regularly with your advisor to create a personalized plan that matches their particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim. The information below also reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.

To clarify any degree requirements, please contact the Director of Actuarial Science.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
MATH 116
College Algebra
3
MATH 117
Trigonometry
2
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
ECON 103
Principles of Microeconomics (SS)
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
Spring Credits
MATH 231
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (NS)
4
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
MTHSTAT 215
Elementary Statistical Analysis (QL-B) (NS)
3
ECON 104
Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
MATH 232
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
4
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
BUS ADM 201
Introduction to Financial Accounting
4
MTHSTAT 591
Foundations of Professional Practice in Actuarial Science
1
COMPSCI 201

or COMPSCI 151
Introduction to Scientific Programming in Fortran
3
Spring Credits
MATH 233
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
4
4th semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
BUS ADM 230
Introduction to Information Technology Management
3
MATH 311
Theory of Interest
4
ECON 301
Intermediate Microeconomics
or ECON 302
Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
MATH 234
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
4
L&S Social Science/International, not Econ
3
MTHSTAT 361
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
3
BUS ADM 450
Intermediate Finance
3
MTHSTAT 593
Actuarial Science Laboratory II: Interest Theory, Finance, and Economics
1
Spring Credits
L&S Natural Science w/ lab
3-5
L&S Social Science, not Econ
3
MTHSTAT 362
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
3
MTHSTAT 592
Actuarial Science Laboratory I: Probability, Finance, and Economics
1
Arts GER
3
Elective(s) if needed
1-3
Year 4
Fall Credits
MTHSTAT 563
Regression Analysis
3
MTHSTAT 596
Actuarial Statistics I: Fitting of Loss Models
3
MATH 599
Capstone Experience
1
OWC-B
3
L&S Humanities
3
Elective(s) if needed
1-3
Spring Credits
MTHSTAT 564
Time Series Analysis
3
MTHSTAT 597
Actuarial Statistics II: Credibility, Risk Measures and Related Topics
3
L&S Humanities
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B