The actuarial science program at The University of Tampa, housed in the Department of Mathematics, offers an interdisciplinary experience to our students. The program intends to prepare students for careers as actuaries who assess risk and operate in a variety of insurance, financial and consulting environments. To learn more about becoming an actuary go to Be An Actuary.org.
An actuarial science graduate is required to take courses in probability, statistics, mathematics, theory of interest, economics and programming. Most classes have 15 or fewer students in this program, so participants gain personalized attention and assistance. In addition to the coursework, actuarial science majors are required to have a field internship where they can observe, experience and solve real-world issues.
The actuarial science curriculum at UT prepares students directly for the first two Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society (SOA/CAS) exams: Probability P (Exam P) and Financial Mathematics (Exam FM). In addition, selected courses in the program qualify for the Validation of Educational Experiences (VEE) credit, which the societies require.
Topics of Study
- The Science of Computing
- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Linear Algebra
- Applied Statistics
- Financial Mathematics
- Mathematical Statistics
- Applied Regression
- Actuarial Mathematics