School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Actuarial Science (BS)
The Bachelor of Science Actuarial Science (AS) Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is administered through the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Students receive a rigorous mathematical background including all the major courses taken by students majoring in mathematics or statistics. Further, ten courses devoted to finance, economics, applied statistics, insurance, and actuarial science are required. Upon completion of this program, a student will have the knowledge and business background necessary to pursue a career as an actuary, as well as to undertake graduate study in actuarial science, statistics, mathematics, economics, or finance.
Professors: Larry P. Ammann @ammann, Michael I. Baron @mbaron, Sam Efromovich @sxe062000, Robert Serfling @serfling
Professors: @ammann; @mbaron; @sxe062000; @serfling;
Associate Professor: Pankaj K. Choudhary @pkc022000
Associate Professor: @pkc022000;
Clinical Professor: Ronald D. Dearing @rdd140030
Clinical Professor: @rdd140030;
Clinical Associate Professor: Natalia Humphreys @nah103020
Clinical Associate Professor: @nah103020;
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)1
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2
Communication: 6 semester credit hours
Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours
Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours5
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours
Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours
American History: 6 semester credit hours
Government / Political Science (6 semester credit hours)
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours
II. Major Requirements: 77 semester credit hours
Major Preparatory Courses: 29 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum
Major Core Courses: 48 semester credit hours
III. Elective Requirements: 1 semester credit hour
Preparation for Actuarial Exams
Exam 3L/MLC: ACTS 4301
Exam 3F/MFE: ACTS 4302
Exam 4/C: ACTS 4304
Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) Credits
Corporate Finance: FIN 3320
- Incoming freshmen must complete and pass UNIV 1010 Freshman Seminar and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
- Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
- A required Major preparatory course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
- Three semester credit hours of Calculus are counted to fulfill the Mathematics Core Requirement with the remaining five semester credit hours to be counted under Component Area Option Core Requirement.
- Six semester credit hours of Physics are counted under Science core, and one semester credit hour of Physics (PHYS 2125) are counted under Component Area Option core.
- Students may choose one of the following calculus sequences: (a) MATH 2413, MATH 2414, and MATH 2415; or (b) MATH 2417 and MATH 2419.
- NATS 1101 may be substituted for an appropriate elective for transfer students.