2017-2018

Bachelor of Science with an Actuarial Mathematics Major

Actuarial Mathematics Learning Goals

The Actuarial Mathematics program prepares students for success in the actuarial field by promoting the following learning goals:

  • Coursework that prepares students for at least 4 exams given by the Society of Actuaries with an expectation that a student will successfully complete 2 exams by graduation.
  • Coursework that requires a minor in a business discipline that develops leadership, communication, and teamwork skills, enabling the student to secure one or more actuarial internships prior to graduation.
  • Coursework that emphasizes statistical skills and allows the student to complete the SAS Certification program.
  • Coursework that emphasizes strong computer skills for business applications.

Bachelor of Science with an Actuarial Mathematics Major Requirements

First-Year Gateway Experience
Global Foundations of Character and Leadership
Global Foundations of Organizations and Business
Writing Workshop
Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All
Actuarial Mathematics Major Requirements
Actuarial Statistics I
Actuarial Statistics II
Actuarial Statistics III
Mathematical Interest Theory I
Mathematical Interest Theory II
Life Contingencies I
Linear Algebra
Software Application for Mathematics
One Exam Seminar from the following: 1
Exam P Seminar
Exam FM Seminar
Advanced Actuarial Mathematics Seminar Exam MLC
Advanced Actuarial Mathematics Seminar Exam C
Advanced Actuarial Mathematics Seminar: Exam MFE
Choose 3 Advanced Topics in Actuarial Mathematics from the following:
Advanced Probability
Life Contingencies II
Actuarial Mathematical Models and Stochastic Calculus
Pension Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Property and Casualty Reserving
Ratemaking
Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Introduction to Literary Studies
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Two Humanities Survey Courses
Liberal Arts Distributions - Modes of Thought 3
Two Social Science Modes of Thought
One Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
One Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
Two Scientific Modes of Thought 4
Business Minor Requirement
Selection is made from a variety of business minors (Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, and Sales).
Electives
Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect to take additional business courses beyond the required minor, not to exceed a combined total of 30 credit hours in the College of Business.
1

Any student who passes two professional actuarial exams will be able to waive the two credit exam seminar preparation course requirement. The student must show evidence to the Department Chair that two exams were successfully completed to obtain the waiver.

2

Modes of Thought requirements can be met by appropriate courses in the major.

3

Include one Lab Science. One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

A minimum of 124 credit hours required for graduation.