UT Dallas 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Actuarial Science (BS)

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)

Four-Year Degree Plan (Example)

This is an example only. Please see advisor to develop individual four-year plan.

Freshman Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
ACCT 2301 Introductory Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 2302 Introductory Management Accounting 3
CS 1336 Programming Fundamentals 3 CS 1337 Computer Science I 3
CS 1136 Computer Science Laboratory 1 or MATH 2370 Introduction to Programming with MATLAB7
MATH 2417 Calculus I2 3 4 6 4 ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics2 3
RHET 1302 Rhetoric2 3 MATH 2418 Linear Algebra 4
NATS 1101 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Freshman Seminar1 1 MATH 2419 Calculus II2 3 4 6 4
UNIV 1010 Freshman Seminar1 0
  15   17
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
ACTS 4308 Actuarial Financial Mathematics 3 STAT 3355 Data Analysis for Statisticians and Actuaries 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication2 3
BCOM 3300 Professionalism and Communication in Business 3 HIST 1301 U.S. History Survey to Civil War2 3
PHYS 2325 Mechanics2 3 5
and PHYS 2125 Physics Laboratory I2 3 5
4 ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business 3
or PHYS 2421 Honors Physics I - Mechanics and Heat2 3 5 9 PHYS 2326 Electromagnetism and Waves2 3 5 3-4
or CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I2 3 5
and CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Lab I2 3 5
or PHYS 2422 Honors Physics II - Electromagnetism and Waves2 3 5 9
or CHEM 1315 Honors Freshman Chemistry I2 3 5
and CHEM 1115 Honors Freshman Chemistry Laboratory I
or CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II2 3 5
MATH 3351 Advanced Calculus 3 or CHEM 1316 Honors Freshman Chemistry II2 3 5
PHYS 2126 Physics Laboratory II 1
or CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Lab II
  16   16-17
Junior Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
ARTS 1301 Exploration of the Arts2 3 ACTS 4301 Long Term Actuarial Mathematics I 3
GOVT 2305 American National Government2 3 ACTS 4302 Investment and Financial Markets I 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey from the Civil War2 3 GOVT 2306 State and Local Government2 3
ITSS 4301 Database Systems 3 HUMA 1301 Exploration of the Humanities2 3
STAT 4351 Probability 3 STAT 4352 Mathematical Statistics 3
  15   15
Senior Year
Fall Semester SCH Spring Semester SCH
ACTS 4303 Long Term Actuarial Mathematics II 3 ACTS 4305 Short Term Actuarial Mathematics II 3
ACTS 4304 Short Term Actuarial Mathematics I 3 MATH 2420 Differential Equations with Applications 4
ACTS 4307 Statistics for Risk Modeling 3 MATH 4334 Numerical Analysis 3
ACTS 4309 Investment and Financial Markets II 3 STAT 4382 Stochastic Processes 3
Free Elective 0-1
  12-13   13
1 Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
2 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
3 >A required Major preparatory course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
4 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.
5 Six semester credit hours of Physics or Chemistry are counted under Science core, and one semester credit hour of Physics or Chemistry (PHYS 2125 or CHEM 1111) are counted under Component Area Option core.
6 MATH 2417 and MATH 2419 requirements can be fulfilled by completing MATH 2413, MATH 2414, MATH 2415.
7 MATH 2370 will provide a better preparation for MATH 4334 - Numerical Analysis course
8 MATH 2451 may be taken in the Summer if offered.
9 Please consult your advisor if selecting Honors Physics or if you have taken BA 1100.
51 Hours of upper division courses (course numbers beginning with 3 or greater) are required for all degrees.
Be sure to check prerequisites of Level 2 courses
120 semester credit hours required for graduation
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) during the summer are highly recommended for Mathematics majors planning to continue their education in graduate school, whether in Mathematics or another discipline. Formal REU programs exist at many universities, national laboratories, and even overseas, and usually offer a stipend typical of a graduate teaching assistantship. Announcements for REU programs usually appear online in December and application deadlines usually range from late January to early March. Requirements vary, but students are often eligible if they have completed their freshman year.
This plan is a resource tool only; it does not replace your degree plan or academic advising.
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