Certificate in Introductory Actuarial Science

This program is designed to prepare students for the preliminary examinations given by the Society of Actuaries. Completion of those exams is normally considered the prerequisite for internships and entry-level positions in the field of actuarial science. For more information contact the Department of Mathematics.

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (34 units)

Lower-division requirements (22)
ECON 2201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 2202Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH 2210Calculus I4
MATH 2220Calculus II4
MATH 2310Applied Linear Algebra4
MATH 2320Multivariable Calculus4
Upper-division requirements (6)
MATH 3320Mathematical Interest Theory3
MATH 3460Probability Theory3
Electives (6)6
Select TWO of the following courses:
Statistics with Applications
Introduction to Actuarial Modeling
Total Units34