Certificate in Introductory Actuarial Science

Requirements (50 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

This program is designed to prepare students for the preliminary examinations given by the Society of Actuaries. Completion of those exams is normally considered the prerequisite for internships and entry-level positions in the field of actuarial science. For more information contact the Department of Mathematics.

Certificate Requirements

Lower-division requirements (30)
ECON 200Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4
MATH 211Basic Concepts of Calculus4
MATH 212Calculus II4
MATH 213Calculus III4
MATH 241Problem Solving in Calculus2
MATH 251Multivariable Calculus I4
MATH 252Multivariable Calculus II4
Upper-division requirements (20)
ECON 300Intermediate Macroeconomics4
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomics4
MATH 320Mathematical Interest Theory4
MATH 372Combinatorics4
MATH 465Probability Theory4
Total Units50