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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statistics, Emphasis in Actuarial Science, B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 17021) (SIMS Code: 776372)

All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” 

A minor is not required with this major. 

Upon entry to the program, the student will be assigned to an undergraduate adviser in statistics. Thereafter, the student will meet with the adviser each semester and discuss his or her academic program. A program of study must be approved by the undergraduate adviser in statistics.

In addition to meeting the requirements for undergraduate standing and the basic requirements for the bachelor of science degree as described in this catalog, the student must complete a Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement and must complete a minimum of 60 units of coursework as described below.

Emphasis in Actuarial Science

This emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers in the actuarial profession, applying probability and statistical models to problems of insurance and finance. Actuaries improve financial decision making by evaluating the current financial implications of uncertain future events. Students completing this emphasis would also be well prepared for graduate study in actuarial science or statistics.

Preparation for the Major

(34 units)

The student must complete these courses before being allowed to register for the upper division finance courses.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Complete one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Master Plan

A master plan of the courses taken to fulfill the major must be approved by the adviser and filed with the major department.

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