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**Admission to the Major**

To be considered for admission to the major, the student must have:

- a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken at MSU.
- a minimum average grade of 3.0 in MTH 132, MTH 133, and MTH 234 or equivalent for transfer students.
- a minimum average of 3.0 in the grades in MTH 360 and STT 441.

Students who declare the major in actuarial science are automatically reviewed at the end of every semester and are either admitted or informed of their progress. Students must be admitted to a degree-granting college at the time they have completed 56 credits. Those who do not meet the criteria may consider a major in either Mathematics or in Statistics and Probability.

**Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science**

- The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science.

The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Actuarial Science major is met by completing Mathematics 309 or 496. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.

Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement. Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track. - The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate. - The following requirements for the major:

a. | One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology. | |||||||

b. | One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits): | |||||||

(1) | CEM | 141 | General Chemistry | 4 | ||||

CEM | 142 | General and Inorganic Chemistry | 3 | |||||

CEM | 161 | Chemistry Laboratory I | 1 | |||||

(2) | CEM | 151 | General and Descriptive Chemistry | 4 | ||||

CEM | 152 | Principles of Chemistry | 3 | |||||

CEM | 161 | Chemistry Laboratory I | 1 | |||||

(3) | CEM | 181H | Honors Chemistry I | 4 | ||||

CEM | 182H | Honors Chemistry II | 4 | |||||

CEM | 185H | Honors Chemistry Laboratory I | 2 | |||||

(4) | LB | 171 | Principles of Chemistry I | 4 | ||||

LB | 171L | Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I | 1 | |||||

LB | 172 | Principles of Chemistry II | 3 | |||||

c. | One of the following groups of courses (8 credits): | |||||||

(1) | PHY | 183 | Physics for Scientists and Engineers I | 4 | ||||

PHY | 184 | Physics for Scientists and Engineers II | 4 | |||||

(2) | PHY | 193H | Honors Physics I – Mechanics | 4 | ||||

PHY | 294H | Honors Physics II – Electromagnetism | 4 | |||||

(3) | LB | 273 | Physics I | 4 | ||||

LB | 274 | Physics II | 4 | |||||

d. | One of the following groups of courses (6 to 8 credits): | |||||||

(1) | MTH | 132 | Calculus I | 3 | ||||

MTH | 133 | Calculus II | 4 | |||||

(2) | LB | 118 | Calculus I | 4 | ||||

LB | 119 | Calculus II | 4 | |||||

(3) | MTH | 152H | Honors Calculus I | 3 | ||||

MTH | 153H | Honors Calculus II | 4 | |||||

e. | One of the following courses (4 credits): | |||||||

LB | 220 | Calculus III | 4 | |||||

MTH | 234 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 | |||||

MTH | 254H | Honors Multivariable Calculus | 4 | |||||

f. | One of the following courses (3 credits): | |||||||

MTH | 235 | Differential Equations | 3 | |||||

MTH | 340 | Ordinary Differential Equations I | 3 | |||||

g. | One of the following courses (1 credit): | |||||||

MTH | 490 | Directed Studies | 1 | |||||

MTH | 491B | Teamwork Experience | 1 | |||||

h. | All of the following courses ( 24 credits): | |||||||

MTH | 309 | Linear Algebra I | 3 | |||||

MTH | 360 | Theory of Mathematical Interest | 3 | |||||

MTH | 361 | Financial Mathematics for Actuaries I | 3 | |||||

MTH | 458 | Financial Mathematics for Actuaries II | 3 | |||||

STT | 441 | Probability and Statistics I: Probability | 3 | |||||

STT | 455 | Actuarial Models I | 3 | |||||

STT | 456 | Actuarial Models II | 3 | |||||

STT | 459 | Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models | 3 | |||||

i. | One of the following courses (3 credits): | |||||||

MTH | 457 | Introduction to Financial Mathematics | 3 | |||||

STT | 442 | Probability and Statistics II: Statistics | 3 | |||||

j. | One of the following courses (3 credits): | |||||||

MTH | 491A | Actuarial Internship | 3 | |||||

MTH | 496 | Capstone in Mathematics (W) | 3 | |||||

k. | All of the following courses (15 credits): | |||||||

ACC | 230 | Survey of Accounting Concepts | 3 | |||||

EC | 201 | Introduction to Microeconomics | 3 | |||||

EC | 202 | Introduction to Macroeconomics | 3 | |||||

FI | 311 | Financial Management | 3 | |||||

FI | 321 | Theory of Investments | 3 | |||||

l. | One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits): | |||||||

CSE | 131 | Technical Computing and Problem Solving | 3 | |||||

CSE | 231 | Introduction to Programming I | 4 |