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The minor in actuarial science prepares students for the two actuarial exams and part of the college courses required for a designation of Associate of the Society of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society or Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Specifically the minor provides students with intense background in principles of actuarial models and opens a broad path to an actuarial professional world.

The minor in actuarial science is for non-actuarial science majors and requires a minimum of 18 credits. Required courses account for six credits and four electives complete the minor as outlined below. Students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in these courses.

Students should earn a minimum grade of C in either MATH 200 or BUSN 212, as that is a prerequisite for the required actuarial science courses.

Course Title Hours
Required courses
FIRE 319Financial Mathematics 3
FIRE 320Actuarial Probability Concepts3
Select four.12
Introduction to Accounting I
Introduction to Accounting II
Risk Management and Insurance
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Financial Management
Financial Modeling
Intermediate Financial Management
Options, Futures and Swaps
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MATH courses (300+ level)
Introduction to Statistical Inference
STAT courses (200+ level)
Total Hours18