# BA in Actuarial Science

## 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:

- 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

Students must also take one of the following programming courses:

- 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 20323 Scientific Analysis and Modeling

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

- PHYS 20474 Physics I or PHYS 20475 Physics I for Majors
- PHYS 20484 Physics II
- COSC 20203 Techniques in Programming
- COSC 40403 Analysis of Algorithms
- COSC 40423 Deep Learning
- ECON 31223 Intermediate Microeconomics: A Mathematical Approach
- ECON 40313 Econometrics
- ECON 40323 Time Series Econometrics

Additional courses required:

- ECON 10223 Introductory Microeconomics
- ECON 10233 Introductory Macroeconomics
- ECON 30223 Intermediate Microeconomics
**or**ECON 31223 Intermediate Microeconomics: A Mathematical Approach - ECON 30233 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- ACCT 20353 Fundamentals of Accounting
- ACCT 40163 Accounting for Decision Making and Control
- FINA 30153 Financial Management

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:

- ARAB 20063 Intermediate Arabic II
- CHIN 20063 Intermediate Chinese II
- FREN 20063 Fourth Semester College French
- GRMN 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 2
- SPAN 20213 Intensive Intermediate Spanish 2

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.*