# Actuarial BS Degree

## Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an Actuarial Concentration

This is the more demanding of the two undergraduate majors offered in the Department of Mathematics. This degree is appropriate for students planning to go on to graduate school in mathematics and related fields, and for anyone who wants a more challenging mathematical experience at TCU.

### Departmental Requirements

The student must take at least 46 semester hours of mathematics. The required core mathematics courses are:

- MATH 10524 Calculus I
- MATH 20123 Discrete Mathematics I
- MATH 20524 Calculus II
- MATH 30053 Intro to Mathematical Proof
- MATH 30224 Linear Algebra
- MATH 30524 Calculus III
- MATH 30603 Interest Theory
- MATH 30623 Interest Theory II
- MATH 30803 Probability
- MATH 30853 Statistics
- MATH 40603 Actuarial Mathematics

Students pursuing a BS degree in mathematics with an actuarial concentration have a choice of two tracks.

### Track 1

- MATH 50253 Abstract Algebra I
- MATH 50503 Real Analysis I

The student also must take an additional three hours of mathematics courses at or above the 30000 level.

### Track 2

- MATH 40223 Applied Linear Algebra
**or** - MATH 40663 Numerical Analysis

The student also must take an additional six hours of mathematics course at or above the 30000 level.

In addition, students in Track 1 or Track 2 are required to fulfill the following associated requirements: either COSC 10403 (Introduction to Programming) or COSC 10503 (Introduction to Programming for Engineering and Science) and any two of the following:

- PHYS 20474 Physics I
- PHYS 20484 Physics II
- COSC 20203 Techniques in Programming
- ECON 40313 Econometrics

The following additional courses outside the Department of Mathematics are also required:

- ECON 10223 Introductory Microeconomics
- ECON 10233 Introductory Macroeconomics
- ECON 30223 Intermediate Microeconomics
- ECON 30233 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- ACCT 20353 Fundamentals of Accounting
- ACCT 40163 Accounting for Decision Making and Control
- FINA 30153 Financial Management

All actuarial students need to work closely with an adviser to plan course schedules.

Credit will not be granted for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524.

**Students should consult our helpful advising tips before planning their schedule.**

Students planning to do graduate work in mathematics are strongly recommended to work closely with an adviser to plan their upper-division electives.

**Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each mathematics course for that course to count toward a mathematics degree. Students must also have a 2.0 average or better in their mathematics courses in order to graduate with a degree in mathematics.**

### University and College Requirements

Students pursuing a program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced (30000 level or above) from TCU. In addition, students must complete the TCU Core Curriculum.

For more information, contact

Sue Staples

Director of Mathematics Actuarial Program

TCU Box 298900

Fort Worth, TX 76129

817-257-6129

s.staples@tcu.edu