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Actuarial BA Degree

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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with an Actuarial Concentration

The BA degree is the basic liberal arts degree in the Department of Mathematics. This degree is appropriate for students seeking careers in both mathematical and non-mathematical industries.
The actuarial concentration is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in insurance, risk analysis, pension management, financial planning and other related areas.

Departmental Requirements

The student must take a minimum of 31 semester hours of mathematics. The following 31 hours of mathematics course are required:

The student is also required to take one of the following programming courses:

In addition, the student is required to take two of the following:

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

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

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

Credit is not allowed for both MATH 10283 and MATH 10524.

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 Arts degree must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced (30000 level or above) from TCU, along with a minor in a subject other than mathematics. Students in this program are strongly advised to consider a minor in Economics. In addition, students must complete the TCU Core Curriculum.

Foreign Language Requirement: All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree must demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to the completion of one of the following:

This requirement may be satisfied by either satisfactory completion of coursework taken at or transferred to TCU or by presenting satisfactory scores on recognized standardized tests (i.e., AP, CLEP or SAT II). Required scores on standardized tests may be found in the Credit by Exam booklet. For languages not currently taught at TCU, six semester hours at the sophomore level, transferred to TCU from another accredited institution, may be used to satisfy this requirement. Students may also provide evidence of competency in the non-English language by successfully completing one academic year in a secondary or post-secondary institution in which the language of instruction is other than English, for which the student will receive 12 hours of credit.

For more information, contact
Sue Staples
Director of Mathematics Actuarial Program
TCU Box 298900
Fort Worth, TX 76129