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BA in Actuarial Science

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Requirements for Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Science prepares students for careers in insurance, risk analysis, pension management, financial planning, and other related areas. It prepares students with a broad background in mathematics with associated requirements in Economics, Accounting, and Finance. Coursework treats the material for the first two Society of Actuary exams in financial mathematics and probability.

Students must take the following 31 hours of mathematics courses:

Students must also take one of the following programming courses:

In addition, students must take two of the following courses:

Additional courses required:

Note that ECON 31223 can be applied to satisfy associated requirements from two of the above lists.

All actuarial students need to work closely with an adviser to plan course schedules.

Credit is not allowed for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524. 

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each mathematics course for that course to count toward a mathematics degree. Students must also have a 2.0 average or better in their mathematics courses in order to graduate with a degree in mathematics. 

Students pursuing a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours if they matriculated before Summer 2022 and 120 semester hours if they enrolled at TCU in Fall 2022 or later. Of these hours, 42 must be at the 30000 level or above from TCU, along with a minor in a subject other than mathematics. In addition, students must complete the TCU Core Curriculum. All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree must demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to the completion of one of the following:

This requirement may be satisfied by either satisfactory completion of coursework taken at or transferred to TCU or by presenting satisfactory scores on recognized standardized tests (i.e., AP, CLEP or SAT II). Required scores on standardized tests may be found in the Credit by Exam booklet. For languages not currently taught at TCU, six semester hours at the sophomore level, transferred to TCU from another accredited institution, may be used to satisfy this requirement. Students may also provide evidence of competency in the non-English language by successfully completing one academic year in a secondary or post-secondary institution in which the language of instruction is other than English, for which the student will receive 12 hours of credit. 

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For more information, contact Sue Staples, director of Mathematics Actuarial Program.