The field of actuarial science applies mathematical principles and techniques to problems in the insurance industry. Progress in the field is generally based upon completion of examinations given by the Society of Actuaries. This major is designed to prepare students to pass the first two exams of the Society of Actuaries year 2000 exam structure and to provide partial preparation for the third exam. Students interested in this highly structured program are urged to contact the Department of Mathematics as early as possible, to meet with a faculty advisor.

Requirements for the Major

Math Program Prerequisites:

As a preliminary requirement, students must complete the calculus prerequisite, which may be achieved by any one of the six options.

Option 1

Calculus AP Exam (BC) with a score of 4 or 5 (transfers to Baruch as MTH 3010 Calculus II)

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

8 credits

or

Option 2

Calculus AP Exam (AB) with a score of 4 or 5 (transfers to Baruch as MTH 2610 Calculus I)

And

MTH 3010 Calculus I

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

12 credits

or

Option 3

MTH 2610 Calculus I or MTH 2600 Calculus I with Trigonometry Refresher

And

MTH 3010 Calculus II

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

12 credits

or

Option 4

MTH 2205 or MTH 2206 Applied Calculus

or

MTH 2207 Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications

And the following two courses:

MTH 3006 Integral Calculus

MTH 3030 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

12 – 13 credits

or

Option 5

MTH 2205 or MTH 2206 Applied Calculus

or

MTH 2207 Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications

And

MTH 3006 Integral Calculus

And

MTH 3007 Infinite Series

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

12 – 13 credits

or

Option 6

MTH 2630 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

And

MTH 3030 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

10 credits

* MTH 3050 is not open to students who completed MTH 3020, MTH 3030, MTH 3035, or their equivalent.

** Students who have completed MTH 3120 cannot enroll in MTH 4120. They must satisfy the probability requirement by registering for MTH 4119 as an independent study (please consult the Department of Mathematics).

In addition, one course must be chosen from the following list of electives:

Students are expected to complete the major requirements in place at the time they are officially accepted into their programs. Please review the College Bulletin for the relevant academic year.