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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Actuarial Science (B.S.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for Actuarial Science:

Students will be able to:

  • Solve problems using fundamental concepts of calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, probability, interest theory, and statistics.

  • Communicate precise deductive mathematical arguments, both orally and in writing, using professionally accepted conventions of language.

  • Offer well-reasoned critiques of mathematical arguments presented in professional contexts.

  • Be proficient with mathematical software and one or more programming languages at a level that enables them to solve mathematical problems or demonstrate mathematical ideas.

  • Apply learning relevant to actuarial science in the areas of probability, financial mathematics, economics, life contingencies, corporate finance, and statistics.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of inductive quantitative analysis effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others.

  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning and professional growth.

Also required:


  • Evidence of successful completion, prior to graduation, of the Exam P or Exam FM examination of the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The completion of additional examinations is encouraged.

Suggested first year courses:


Notes:


A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination should be placed in MA 122 in the first semester and MA 222 in the second semester. Credit will be given for MA 121.

A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus BC Examination should be placed in MA 222 in the first semester consider taking MA 201 in the second semester. Credit will be given for both MA 121 and MA 122.

A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Probability and Statistics Examination will receive credit for a 3-credit course that substitutes for MA 251.

Students considering an Actuarial Science major should not take MA 105 or MA 117.

All Actuarial Science majors should take a math course every semester, even if they have AP or transfer credit for one or more calculus courses.

A C- or better is required to advanced from MA 121 to MA 122 and from MA 122 to MA 222.

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