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2017-2018 University Catalog

Actuarial Science, BS


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About the Program

Actuarial Science is a joint program of Mathematics and Statistics that emphasizes course work in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and Management.  Students can prepare for four to five of the nine course exams to become an actuary and also will be eligible for all three VEEs (Validation by Educational Experience) upon successful completion of all required and recommended courses. In addition, students also earn a second major in Statistics and most also earn a minor in Management.

Actuarial Science Website

Curriculum and Degree Requirements


A College of Science degree is conferred when a student successfully completes all requirements in their degree program.  Students will complete coursework or approved experiential learning activities to meet the following three degree components:

  1. Major
  2. Science Core Curriculum
  3. Free Electives

Students may use any of the following options to meet College of Science degree requirements:

  • Purdue Coursework
  • Ap, IB, and CLEP credit.  The use of AP and IB coursework varies between College of Science degree plans.
  • Transfer Credit. Students should consult the Admissions Transfer Credit Resource page for all available transfer options.

College of Science degree programs vary widely in their approval and use of the proceeding options and thus students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their academic advisors and to regularly consult their MyPurduePlan to view the use of each option in their degree plan. 


Most College of Science degree programs contain free elective credits students may use to pursue courses that relate to their interests or which support their major area of study. The elective area of a degree plan may also be used to complete minors, second majors and certificates such as the Entrepreneurial Certificate. With the exception of courses on the No Count List, any Purdue course may be used to meet the free elective area of a student’s degree plan.

College of Science Core Requirements

All Students starting Purdue University Fall semester, 2007 or later are required to pursue the 2007 Science Core curriculum.

The College of Science Core Curriculum requires the completion of approved coursework and/or experiential learning opportunities in the following academic areas:

Earning Core Curricular Requirements through Experience

Students may meet selected core curriculum requirements through approved experiential learning opportunities. Interested students should contact their academic advisor for more information on this option and incorporating experiential learning into their four-year program of study. For more information on earning requirements through experience, please click here.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (57-60 credits)


Required Major Courses (57-60 credits)


Average GPA in courses must be 2.50 excluding Calculus I, II, and III

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (27-50 credits)


*Requirement may be met with a zero credit experiential learning option. See your advisor for more information

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition (satisfies UC Core Written Communication and UC Core Information Literacy)
  • or

  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (satisfies UC Core Written Communication and UC Core Information Literacy)
  •  

  • Language I Option * (Select courses COULD satisfy UC Core Human Cultures Humanities) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Option * (Select courses COULD satisfy UC Core Human Cultures Humanities) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language III/Culture/Diversity Option (Select courses COULD satisfy UC Core Human Cultures Humanities) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Technical Writing Option (Select courses COULD satisfy UC Core Oral Communication) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 6.00
  • Technical Presenting Option (Select courses COULD satisfy UC Core Oral Communication) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 6.00
  • Laboratory Science I Option (satisfies UC Core Science) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Laboratory Science II Option (satisfies UC Core Science) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • General Education I Option (Select courses COULD satisfy UC Core Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II Option (Select courses COULD satisfy UC Core Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • STAT 35000 - Introduction To Statistics
  • Computing - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Teambuilding and Collaboration * - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Great Issues in Science- Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (10-36 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


  • Calculus II Option - Credit Hours: 4.00 - 5.00
  • MA 37300 - Financial Mathematics
  • Computing (rec. CS 17700  & meets Teambuilding and Collaboration) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Language II Option - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Teambuilding & Collaboration - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00

14-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16-18 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15-18 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Notes


Students must earn a 2.5 average GPA among required MA/STAT/MGMT/ECON courses excluding Calculus I, II, III, and STAT 35000.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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