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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.

MATH 10524 Calculus I 
MATH 20123 Discrete Mathematics I 
MATH 20524 Calculus II
MATH 30053 Intro to Mathematical Proof 
MATH 30224 Linear Algebra 
MATH 30524 Calculus III 
MATH 30603 Interest Theory 
MATH 30623 Interest Theory II 
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 

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

MATH 50253 Abstract Algebra I 
MATH 50503 Real Analysis I 

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

MATH 40223 Applied Linear Algebra 
or 
MATH 40663 Numerical Analysis 

The student also must take an additional six hours of mathematics course at or above the 30000 level. 

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 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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