Actuarial Science Sample Schedule

Here’s a typical program for a student majoring in Actuarial Science in the Department of Mathematics. This example is just that—one example of a four-year curriculum. There are many equally good optoins, in addition to the three alternate schedules that follow. Second and third year students can develop workable schedules that provide the necessary academic background.


Fall Semester
MATH 113: Calculus I
ECON 252: Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 121
Lab Science
Spring Semester
MATH 114: Calculus II
CISC 130: Intro to Programming and Problem Solving in the Sciences
THEO 101
ENGL 200 level (201-204)
Fall Semester
MATH 200: Multivariable Calculus
ACSC 264: Theory of Interest
ACSC 320: Risk Management & Insurance
Communication Course
** Take actuarial exam: Exam FM/2- Financial Mathematics
Spring Semester
MATH 313: Probability
MATH 240: Linear Algebra
ACCT 210: Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 251: Principles of Macroeconomics
**Take actuarial exam: EXAM P/1 – Probability


Fall Semester
STAT 314: Mathematical Statistics
FINC 321: Financial Management
Spring Semester
STAT 333: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression, Time Series and
FINC 325: Investments
THEO 200 or 300 level


Fall Semester
ACSC 351: Foundations of Actuarial Mathematics
ACSC 464: Mathematical Finance
THEO 400 level
PHIL 115
**Take actuarial exam: Exam MFE/3F – Financial Economics
Spring Semester
ACSC 352: Actuarial Contingencies
STAT 370: Bayesian Statistical Models and Credibility Theory
Fine Arts
PHIL 214 or 215
**Take actuarial exam: Exam MLC – Life Contingencies


ACSC Alternate Schedule 1

ACSC Alternate Schedule 2

ACSC Alternate Schedule 3


 Note: The general requirements at the University of St. Thomas may change from time to time. The above reflects the requirements as of September 2013. The above sample schedule contains 32 courses. A student may take the 33rd course during a January or Summer term.


Special Registration Notes:

  • Math 313, Probability should be taken no later than the spring semester of your sophomore year to avoid difficulties with scheduling.
  • FINC 321, Financial Management Prerequisites:
    Actuarial Science majors need to take ACCT 210, ACSC 320, MATH 313, and ECON 252 prior to registering for FINC 321. If you have taken ECON 251, you can register for FINC 321 w/o special permission. If you have not take ECON 251, you can obtain permission to register for this course from the Opus College of Business Undergraduate Administration office. [Margaret H. Gikling, (651)-962-5548,].
  • FINC 324/325 prereq: ACSC 320 replaces ACCT 215, and CISC 130/131/298 replaces CISC 200.
Courses offered only once a year:
Fall Semester: ACSC 320, ACSC 351, ACSC 464
Spring Semester: ACSC 352, STAT 333