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Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences Major
Actuaries are professionals who manage risk and determine premiums for insurance companies, pension plans, and other financial institutions, and government and business. To attain professional standing as an actuary requires successful completion of a series of examinations offered jointly by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. This major offers coursework related to the preliminary actuarial exams.

As a transfer student it is important for you to also use your Degree Audit Report (DARS) to determine what you’ve already completed and what is left for you to finish at Albany. As you do this, please consider the following information that we have found to be important to transfer students:

  • Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences is a combined major and minor sequence. No separate minor is required; however, the Economics minor is automatically fulfilled and may be declared.
  • An Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences major may be declared after you earn a grade of C or higher AMat 113, 119, or 214 (calculus II and multi-variable calculus). Transfer credits may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • Actuarial majors are advised to follow the sequence of major courses outlined on the Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences MAP.  Note your starting point based on the math classes you have previously completed.

The mathematics courses needed for the actuarial major are 112, 113, 214, 220, 301, 362, 363, 403, 464, 465, and 467. It is important to note that 465 and 467 are offered in the fall semester and 403 and 464 are offered in the spring semester. In planning the upper level courses, note that 301 is a prerequisite for 403 and that 362 is a prerequisite for 363, which in turn is a prerequisite for 465. For more details on the prerequisites for courses, check the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Take care to note that you will also have Economics, Computer Science, Accounting and Finance requirements to satisfy.  The sequence of five Economics courses suggests that students pace themselves by taking one per semester.

Please complete and submit your Educational Plan based on this information.  You will be registered for classes by your academic advisor, and your schedule will be finalized when you meet at Orientation or when classes begin.



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