Undergraduate Degree  Actuarial Science
Program  Actuarial Science 
Program Code  7105 Actuarial Science 
Program Level  Undergraduate 
Award Type  Bachelor of Science 
Start Term  FS11 
College  College of Natural Science Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Department  Department of Mathematics Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Natural Science
Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Programs
Actuarial Science
Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Programs
Actuarial Science
Admission to the Major
To be considered for admission to the major, the student must have:
 a cumulative gradepoint 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 degreegranting 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 zoology.  
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  255H  Honors 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 
Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.
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Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.
Actuarial Science, BS (7105) Required Credits: 120 Program Version: FS15
Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
WRA: 1. WRA: 1 course from WRA110, WRA115, WRA120, WRA125, WRA130, WRA135, WRA140, WRA145, WRA150, WRA195H, LB133, AL192, AL192H
James Madison Writing: 2. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 3. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics PreMatriculation, Mathematics PostMatriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201  IAH210
University IAH201  IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major  Actuarial Science  Science
Major  Actuarial Science  Science: 3 credits from courses in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology or zoology
Requirement 12: Major  Actuarial Science  Chemistry
Major  Actuarial Science  Chemistry: A total 3 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
CEM141, CEM142, CEM161
CEM151, CEM152, CEM161
CEM181H, CEM182H, CEM185H
LB171, LB171L, LB172
Requirement 13: Major  Actuarial Science  Physics
Major  Actuarial Science  Physics: A total 2 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
PHY183, PHY184
PHY193H, PHY294H
LB273, LB274
Requirement 14: Major  Actuarial Science  Calculus I and II
Major  Actuarial Science  Calculus I and II: A total 2 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH132, MTH133
LB118, LB119
MTH152H, MTH153H
Requirement 15: Major  Actuarial Science  Advanced Calculus
Major  Actuarial Science  Advanced Calculus: 1 course from LB220, MTH234, MTH254H
Requirement 16: Major  Actuarial Science  Differential Equations
Major  Actuarial Science  Differential Equations: 1 course from MTH235, MTH255H, MTH340
Requirement 17: Major  Actuarial Science  Directed Studies/Teamwork
Major  Actuarial Science  Directed Studies/Teamwork: 1 course from MTH490, MTH491B
Requirement 18: Major  Actuarial Science  Linear Algebra I
Major  Actuarial Science  Linear Algebra I: 1 course from MTH309
Requirement 19: Major  Actuarial Science  Theory of Mathematical Interest
Major  Actuarial Science  Theory of Mathematical Interest: 1 course from MTH360
Requirement 20: Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Mathematics for Actuaries I
Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Mathematics for Actuaries I: 1 course from MTH361
Requirement 21: Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Mathematics for Actuaries
Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Mathematics for Actuaries: 1 course from MTH458
Requirement 22: Major  Actuarial Science  Probability and Statistics
Major  Actuarial Science  Probability and Statistics: 1 course from STT441
Requirement 23: Major  Actuarial Science  Actuarial Models I and II
Major  Actuarial Science  Actuarial Models I and II: 2 courses from STT455, STT456
Requirement 24: Major  Actuarial Science  Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models
Major  Actuarial Science  Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models: 1 course from STT459
Requirement 25: Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Mathematics/Probability and Statistics II
Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Mathematics/Probability and Statistics II: 1 course from MTH457, STT442
Requirement 26: Major  Actuarial Science  Actuarial Internship/Capstone
Major  Actuarial Science  Actuarial Internship/Capstone: 1 course from MTH491A, MTH496
Requirement 27: Major  Actuarial Science  Survey of Accounting Concepts
Major  Actuarial Science  Survey of Accounting Concepts: 1 course from ACC230
Requirement 28: Major  Actuarial Science  Introduction to Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
Major  Actuarial Science  Introduction to Microeconomics/Macroeconomics: 2 courses from EC201, EC202
Requirement 29: Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Management
Major  Actuarial Science  Financial Management: 1 course from FI311
Requirement 30: Major  Actuarial Science  Theory of Investments
Major  Actuarial Science  Theory of Investments: 1 course from FI321
Requirement 31: Major  Actuarial Science  Computer Science
Major  Actuarial Science  Computer Science: 1 course from CSE131, CSE231
Requirement 32: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.
Requirement 33: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 34: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.