Course Requirements

Traditional Actuarial Science Track

To successfully complete the 4-year traditional actuarial science mathematics degree, in addition to the broad Albion College liberal arts core education, students must complete the courses listed below. This is in addition to general academic requirements for all Albion College students—consult an adviser or the academic catalog for more information.

Core Coursework (13.5 units)

  • Math Courses (9.5 units):

    Required:
    • Math 141 (Calculus)
    • Math 143 (Calculus II)
    • Math 239 (Discrete Structures)
    • Math 245 (Multivariate Calculus)
    • Math 247 (Differential Equations & Linear Algebra)
    • Math 309 (Mathematical Statistics)
    • Math 311 (Regression and Time Series Models)
    • Math 331 (Real Analysis)
    • one of Math 313 (Financial Mathematics for Actuaries) or Math 349 (Advanced Linear Algebra)
    Recommended:
    • Math 326 (Operations Research)
    • Math 360 (Mathematical Modeling)
    • Math/CS 299 + Math/CS 399 (Colloquium)
  • Economics & Management Courses (3 units):

    • E&M 101 (Principles of Microeconomics)
    • E&M 102 (The Economy and Financial Markets)
    • E&M 348 (Financial Management)
  • Computer Science Courses (1 unit):

    • CS 171 (Introduction to Computer Science).

Important Notes

Advanced Placement: Transfer schools require that students that place into MATH 143 or higher without AP credit are still required to take all math classes on this list for a grade. AP credit by exam will be accepted for the appropriate courses.

GPA Requirements: Students in this program need to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA (overall and in math, computer science, and economics).


Dual-Degree Program in Actuarial Science

To successfully complete the dual-degree program in actuarial science, with the intent to transfer to an approved actuarial science program (e.g. Michigan State University), students must complete the preparatory core coursework requirements listed below. This is in addition to general academic requirements for all Albion College students—consult an adviser or the academic catalog for more information.

Core Coursework (13.5 units)

  • Required Math Courses (7.5 units):

    • Math 141 (Calculus)
    • Math 143 (Calculus II)
    • Math 239 (Discrete Structures)
    • Math 245 (Multivariate Calculus)
    • Math 247 (Differential Equations & Linear Algebra)
    • Math 309 (Mathematical Statistics)
    • Math 331 (Real Analysis) and Math/CS 299 + Math/CS 399 (Colloquium)
  • Elective Math Course (1 unit):

    One from:

    • Math 311 (Regression and Time Series Models)
    • Math 313 (Financial Mathematics for Actuaries)
    • Math 326 (Operations Research)
    • Math 349 (Advanced Linear Algebra)
    • Math 360 (Mathematical Modeling) or Math 370 (Partial Differential Equations)
  • English Course (1 unit):

    • English 101: English Composition
  • Economics & Management Courses (2 units):

    • E&M 101 (Principles of Microeconomics) and E&M 102 (The Economy and Financial Markets)
  • Computer Science Courses (2 units):

    • CS 171 & CS 173 (Introduction to Computer Science I & II)

Important Notes

Advanced Placement: Transfer schools require that students that place into MATH 143 or higher without AP credit are still required to take all math classes on this list for a grade. AP credit by exam will be accepted for the appropriate courses.

GPA Requirements: Students in this program need to maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in math, computer science, and economics.

Questions? Contact Professor Darren E. Mason at , Palenske 224.