Actuarial Science Major (B.A., B.S. degrees)
Total: 62-63 semester hours
The actuarial science major is an interdisciplinary major consisting of 62-63 hours of coursework in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, business law and computer science. Classes are designed to prepare you for the first three actuarial exams (P, FM, Life Contingencies) jointly administered by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. You should try to pass at least the first exam by the time you graduate from CMU.
The major also provides coursework to prepare a graduate for the business world in which the insurance industry is located. More direct contact with actuaries comes through Gamma Iota Sigma, the student organization. There is no required minor.
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For more information on the Actuarial Science major, contact the program's advisor:
Pearce Hall 206E