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BS in Actuarial Science

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This is the more demanding of the two undergraduate majors offered in the Department of Mathematics. This degree is appropriate for students planning to go on to graduate school in mathematics and related fields, and for anyone who wants a more challenging mathematical experience at TCU. The actuarial concentration is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in insurance, risk analysis, pension management, financial planning and other related areas.

This degree requires 46 semester hours of courses in mathematics.

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.

Students pursuing a BS degree in mathematics with an actuarial concentration have a choice of two tracks:

Track 1

Students in this track must take both of the following courses:

Students also must take an additional three hours of mathematics courses at or above the 30000 level. 

Track 2

Students in this track must take one of the following courses:

Student also must take an additional six hours of mathematics course at or above the 30000 level; these six hours may include taking extra courses from the list of four options above. 

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 Science degree must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced (30000 level or above) from TCU. In addition, students must complete the TCU Core Curriculum.

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