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BA in Actuarial Science

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Requirements for Bachelor of Arts

The BA degree is the basic liberal arts degree in the Department of Mathematics. This degree is appropriate for students seeking careers in both mathematical and non-mathematical industries. The actuarial concentration is specifically designed to prepare you for a careers in insurance, risk analysis, pension management, financial planning and other related areas.

MATH 10524 Calculus I 
MATH 20123 Discrete Mathematics I 
MATH 20524 Calculus II 
MATH 30224 Linear Algebra 
MATH 30524 Calculus III 
MATH 30603 Interest Theory 
MATH 30803 Probability 
MATH 30853 Statistics 
MATH 40603 Actuarial Mathematics 

COSC 10403 Introduction to Programming 
COSC 10503 Introduction to Programming for Engineering and Science 
COSC 10603 Introduction to Python for Data Analytics 
ENGR 10573 Applied Programming Matlab 

PHYS 20474 Physics I  
PHYS 20484 Physics II 
COSC 20203 Techniques in Programming 
ECON 40313 Econometrics 

ECON 10223 Introductory Microeconomics 
ECON 10233 Introductory Macroeconomics 
ECON 30223 Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECON 30233 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
ACCT 20353 Fundamentals of Accounting 
ACCT 40163 Accounting for Decision Making and Control 
FINA 30153 Financial Management 

All actuarial students need to work closely with an adviser to plan course schedules. 
Students should consult our advising tips before planning their schedule. 
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, 42 of which must be advanced (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:

COSD 40383 American Sign Language II 
CHIN 20063 Intermediate Chinese II 
FREN 20063 Fourth Semester College French 
GERM 20063 Intermediate German 
GREE 20063 Fourth Semester College Greek [Hellenistic] 
ITAL 20063 Fourth Semester College Italian 
JAPN 20063 Fourth Semester College Japanese 
SPAN 20203 Intermediate Spanish II 
SPAN 20213 Intensive Intermediate Spanish II

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. 


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