Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Certificate in Actuarial Science

This interdisciplinary certificate is designed to help students start a career in actuarial science. Students completing the certificate in actuarial science will have a good foundation in the material needed for the actuarial industry's first two exams and will have completed three of the industry's Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements. This certificate is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree. Current USM students who are interested in actuarial science can take the interdisciplinary minor, which can be used to satisfy the Core Electives requirement in the Core Curriculum.

Minimum number of credits required for the certificate: 32

Required Courses in Mathematics and Statistics: (17 credits)
MAT 152 Calculus A (4 cr)
MAT 153 Calculus B (4 cr)
MAT 281 Introduction to Probability (3 cr)
MAT 282 Statistical Inference (3 cr)
MAT 485 Introduction to Applied Regression (3 cr)

Required Courses in Business and Economics: (15 credits)
ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making (3 cr)
ECO 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr)
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr)
FIN 320 Basic Financial Management (3 cr)
FIN 323 Financial Engineering (3 cr)

Other Relevant Courses:
FIN 327 Investment Management (3 cr)
MAT 252 Calculus C (4 cr)
MAT 264 Statistical Software Packages (3 cr)
MAT 295 Linear Algebra (4 cr)
MAT 366 Deterministic Models in Operations Research (3 cr)
MAT 383 System Modeling and Simulation (3 cr)
MAT 387 Introduction to Applied/Biostatistical Methods (3 cr)
MAT 461 Stochastic Models in Operations Research (3 cr)
RMI 320 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (3 cr)