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Joint Majors

A joint major is single major that combines coursework from Actuarial Science and another area.

Below please find the essential courses that must be completed for a joint major with Actuarial Science. Other courses required depend on what second major gets paired with Actuarial Science for a joint major.

Nonbusiness requirements:

  • Mathematics 50, 70, 100 (Calculus I, II and III)
  • Mathematics 80 (Linear Algebra)

Business core:

  • Statistics 71 and 72 are replaced by Actuarial Science 131 and corresponding lab 131L (Introduction to Probability I) and Actuarial Science 141 (Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis I)

Requirements for major:

  • Actuarial Science 120 (Theory of Interest), and corresponding lab, 120L
  • Actuarial Science121 (Introduction to Derivatives)
  • Actuarial Science 132 (Introduction to Probability II)
  • Actuarial Science 145 (Derivatives Mathematics)
  • Actuarial Science 150 (Life Insurance Mathematics I)
  • Statistics 170 (Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis II)

To be fully prepared for Exam C (one of the first five actuarial examinations), students should also complete Actuarial Science 160 (Credibility and Simulation).

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