Sep 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Actuarial Science Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3105

College of Arts and Sciences  
Department of Mathematics 
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math/index.cfm

Todd Young, contact person
 

Program Overview

The following program is intended to prepare students for entering the actuarial profession. You should be prepared to pass the first actuarial examination before graduation.

The program has a strong business component (with the addition of BUSL 2000, MGT 3000, MKT 2020, and MIS 2021, it satisfies the requirements for a Business minor ) and is suitable if you plan to combine mathematics with a career in business. FIN 3270, 3410, 4610, MATH  3400 and 4560 are also recommended in addition to the required courses.

When planning a course of study in actuarial science, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor in the Mathematics Department.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the actuarial science program:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the actuarial science program:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
  • Earned at least an A- in MATH 2301 or have an A- on an equivalent transfer course
  • Completed MATH 2301, 2302, 3300 with no grade less than a B

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the actuarial science program:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Earned at least an A- in a course equivalent to MATH 2301
  • Completed a calculus sequence with no grade less than a B

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The actuarial profession is consistently rated as one of the most desirable. Actuaries work for insurance, pensions, and other businesses that involve the management of risk.
 

Requirements

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Program Requirements


For a B.S. degree with a major in actuarial science, a student must complete a total of at least 40 semester credit hours of mathematics courses.

Mathematics Bachelors Common Requirements


Complete the following requirements:

Discrete Math


Complete one of the following courses:

Statistics and Actuarial Courses


Complete the following courses:

Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Management


Complete the following courses:

Computing


Complete at least one of the following courses:

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