Pre-Actuarial Science ACTU.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 30 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics

Actuaries are in high demand by insurance companies and other financial institutions.

What is "Pre-Actuarial Science"?

Students will complete all first and second-year technical courses required for bachelor's programs in Actuarial Science. This coursework is aligned with the recommendations of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) for students preparing to take the SOA professional qualifying exams. See for more information.

Program Outcomes

  • Effectively communicate a mathematical proof orally to a varied audience.
  • Effectively communicate mathematical concepts using correct terminology and notation.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving by using calculus to solve application problems.

Career Opportunities

Actuaries work for insurance companies and other financial institutions that use mathematical models to quantify expected gains and losses in selling consumer financial products and in making investments. Students who complete this certificate program will be well on their way to pursuing career opportunities as actuaries, financial advisers, or statistical consultants.


The Society of Actuaries (SOA) recommends three semesters of calculus, two semesters of economics, and at least one semester of accounting (as well as additional third and fourth-year coursework) for students preparing to take its professional qualifying exams. This certificate will include all of those items except of course the third and fourth-year coursework.


Course Title Credits
ACC 1210 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2180 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MAT 2270 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
MAT 2280 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 5
MAT 2290 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 5
MAT 2320 Linear Algebra 3
ACC 1220 OR CIS 1111 3
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