Oct 16, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20

Mathematics—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
youngt@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The following program is intended to prepare students for entering the actuarial profession and related careers in the insurance industry. You should be prepared to pass at least two actuarial examinations before graduation.

The program has a strong finance component and with the addition of FIN 3270 , and FIN 3410  it satisfies the requirements for a Finance Minor . When planning a course of study in actuarial science, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor in the Mathematics Department.

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We recommend students take as many of the following courses as time allows:

MATH 3400 - Elementary Differnetial Equations
MATH 4560 - Life Contingencies (preparation for SOA MLC/CAS LC exams)

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. Graduates of the actuarial sciences program are experts in managing risk in multiple industries. The diverse skills students gain with this degree will prepare them to pursue work in the insurance industry, whose function relies on the risk assessment skills of actuaries. Graduates also find satisfying work within financial services (i.e. investment management, banking), health administration, energy corporations (i.e. utilities, oil, gas), environmental organizations, and the transportation sector. Additional employers of actuarial sciences graduates include, but are not limited to, institutions of higher education, public accounting firms, labor unions, and investment firms.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


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.

Actuarial Science Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Discrete Math


Complete one of the following courses:

Computing


Complete at least one of the following courses:

Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Management


Complete the following courses:

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