The Actuarial Science Program at Maryville University is an Advanced Curriculum Actuarial Program of Society of Actuaries (UCAP-AC).
The undergraduate actuarial science program at Maryville University offers a curriculum that integrates the liberal arts with professional studies in business, data science, and mathematics, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Actuarial Science. Maryville University is one of the few colleges in the nation to offer a comprehensive degree program in Actuarial Science. The coursework and professional internship opportunities of the program are specifically designed to prepare students to pass the exams of the Society of Actuaries. The Actuarial Science major requires passing one of the Society of Actuary (SOA) exams.
Prospective applicants should have a solid background in mathematics and an interest in the world of business, risk management, and technology.
Actuarial Science as a Career
Actuarial science ranks high when compared to other careers judged on the following criteria: work environment, income, stress level, security, physical demands, and employment opportunities. Most actuaries work for insurance companies, consulting firms, the federal and state government, corporations, and universities.
Accelerated Master of Science in Actuarial Science
This unique option enables the Maryville undergraduate majoring in actuarial science to complete the master’s program in just one additional year. In this accelerated option, four courses (12 credits) taken during the senior year, as part of the undergraduate curriculum, also count toward the master’s degree. Students continue with 24 credits in the fifth year of study to complete the requirements of the master’s degree. Students with an Actuarial Science major, having 60 undergraduate credits, at least 30 of these from Maryville University, and GPA 3.6, can apply for Early Access to the Master of Science in Actuarial Science program. No GRE or TOEFL is required for Maryville students entering the accelerated master’s program.
NonDegree Seeking Option for Actuarial Exams
Actuarial professionals may enroll in specific actuarial science classes to prepare for the series of professional actuarial exams. Students would be classified as nondegree seeking students for this purpose. Contact the Director of Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Data Science (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
General Education Requirements for Actuarial, Data, and Mathematic Sciences
(Students must earn a minimum of 47 credit hours)
- INTD 101 - University Seminar
- ENGL 101 - Writing I: The Writing Process
- ENGL 104 - Writing II: Research & Argumentative Essays
- MATH 151 - Calculus I
- MATH 152 - Calculus II
- SPCH 110 - Oral Communication
- One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
- One additional course in English or in a foreign language
- One course in philosophy
- Two additional elective courses in English, art, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy or religion
- One course in science
- One course in American history or government
- Two courses in communication, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology
Actuarial Science Required Courses
(Students must earn a minimum of 52 credit hours)
Actuarial Science Elective Courses
Recommended Business Courses
SOA Exam and VEE
As of 2018, the Society of Actuaries has revised its examination structure. Detailed information regarding this redesign can be obtained from the website of the Society of Actuaries.
One of the requirements for Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) must be met through taking approved course VEE (Validated by Education Experience Subjects). Maryville University, as one of the Society of Actuaries’ pilot group, offers courses which have been approved by VEE Administration Committee to fulfill the requirements of topics in Accounting and Finance, Economics, and Mathematical Statistics.
SOA VEE 2018 vs Maryville University Courses
The Maryville Actuarial Science curriculum is designed to coordinate with the seven actuarial exams sponsored by the Society of Actuaries. See the following table for the specific courses in the major and how they relate to the professional exams.
SOA EXAMS 2018 vs Maryville University Courses