2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Actuarial Science, B.S.

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The Maryville Actuarial Science program offers a curriculum that integrates the liberal arts with professional studies in business and mathematics, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Actuarial Science. Maryville is one of the few schools in the nation to offer a comprehensive degree program in Actuarial Science.

Prospective applicants should have a high aptitude for, and solid background in, mathematics and an interest in the world of business and finance.

Students admitted to the university in good standing may elect to be actuarial science majorsThe Actuarial Science major requires passing one of the Society of Actuary (SOA) exams (P, FM, MLC, MFE, or C).  

Click here for more information on The Actuarial Exam System  


General Education Requirements:

  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One other course in English or in a foreign language
  • One course in philosophy
  • Two additional courses in English, art, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy or religion
  • One course in science plus MATH 152
  • One course in American history or government
  • Two courses in communication, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology

The Actuarial Exam System

As of 2017, the Society of Actuaries has revised its examination structure for the first four courses (each course corresponds to one exam offered). Detailed information regarding this redesign can be obtained from the Society’s website. One of the most significant changes in the curricula is that some of the requirements for Associateship must be met through taking approved course work-VEE (Validated by Education Experience Subjects). Maryville University, as one of the Society of Actuaries’ pilot group, offers courses such as ACSC 405/505 and ACSC 416/516, , which have been approved by VEE Administration Committee to fulfill the requirements of topics in Corporate Finance, Economics, and Applied Statistical Methods.

The Maryville Actuarial Science curriculum is designed to coordinate with the first five actuarial exams jointly sponsored by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. See the following tables for the specific courses in the major and how they relate to the professional exams.

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