Graduation with Honors in Actuarial Science

Honors

Students majoring in actuarial science have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. They must maintain a UI cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.33, a g.p.a. of at least 3.40 in all departmental courses, and complete the following five courses in addition to all courses required for the major.

To graduate with honors in the actuarial science major, students must complete the following five courses in addition to all courses required for the major.

Table showing students must complete the following five courses in addition to all courses required for the major
Course Name Semester Hours
ACTS:6480 Loss Distributions 3 s.h.
ACTS:6580 Credibility and Survival Analysis 3 s.h.

STAT:4560 Statistics for Risk Modeling

3 s.h.
FIN:3300 (06F:117) Corporate Finance 3 s.h.

MATH:3600 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

3 s.h.

Actuarial science honors students may not elect to complete ACTS:6480 Loss Distributions and ACTS:6580 Credibility and Survival Analysis instead of ACTS:4280 Life Contingencies II in fulfilling requirements for the actuarial science major. They must complete ACTS:4280 as part of the major, and they must complete ACTS:6480 and ACTS:6580 for honors credit.

In addition to honors in the major, students have opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.  Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the actuarial science major.