The actuarial science major is housed in the Department of Mathematics but offers interdisciplinary experience to all students. The intent of the program is to prepare students for careers as actuaries, who assess risk and operate in 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 classes in statistics, mathematics, actuary, economics and programming. In this program, most classes have 15 or fewer students, so participants gain personalized attention and assistance. In addition to the coursework, actuarial science majors are required to have a field internship where they are able to 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 in 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 is required by the societies.
Topics of Study
- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Mathematical Statistics
- Actuarial Mathematics
- Web Programming
- Discrete Mathematics
- Linear Algebra