Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

First Year, Fall

MATH:1850

Calculus I b, c

4

ENGL:1200

or RHET:1030

The Interpretation of Literature

or Rhetoric

3 - 4

CS:1210

Computer Science I: Fundamentals c

4

GE CLAS Core: World Languages First Level Proficiency or elective course d

4 - 5

CSI:1600

Success at Iowa

1

ACTS:1001

Introductory Seminar on Actuarial Science

1

Attend the Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Analytics Fair during the fall semester to apply for summer internships.

 

 

Total Hours

17-19

First Year, Spring

MATH:1860

Calculus II

4

MATH:2700

Introduction to Linear Algebra

4

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences with Lab e

4

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective coursed

4 - 5

 

Total Hours

16-17

Second Year, Fall

Fall

MATH:2850

Calculus III

4

STAT:3100

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I f

3

GE CLAS Core: Social Sciences e

3

ENGL:1200

or RHET:1030

The Interpretation of Literature

or Rhetoric

3 - 4

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Second Level Proficiency or elective coursed

4 - 5

Admission Application: apply to the Actuarial Science B.S. major g

 

Attend the Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Analytics Fair during the fall semester to apply for summer internships.

 

 

Hours

17-19

Second Year, Spring

MATH:3770

Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I

4

STAT:3101

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II h

3

ACTS:3080

Mathematics of Finance I

3

GE CLAS Core: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency or elective coursed

4 - 5

 

Hours

14-15

Third Year, Fall

The curriculum shown in the third and fourth years on this plan begins upon acceptance into the Actuarial Science B.S. program.

 

ACTS:4130

Quantitative Methods for Actuaries f, i

3

STAT:4100

Mathematical Statistics I f

3

FIN:3300

Corporate Finance j, k, l

3

GE CLAS Core: Diversity and Inclusion e

3

GE CLAS Core: Natural Sciences without Lab e

3

Attend the Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Analytics Fair during the fall semester to apply for summer internships.

 

 

Hours

15

Third Year, Spring

ACTS:4180

Life Contingencies I h, i

3

ACTS:4380

Mathematics of Finance II i

3

STAT:4101

Mathematical Statistics II h

3

GE CLAS Core: Historical Perspectives e

3

GE CLAS Core: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts e

3

 

Hours

15

Fourth Year, Fall

ACTS:4280

Life Contingencies II f, i, m

3

STAT:4560

Statistics for Risk Modeling j, l

3

STAT:4540

Statistical Learning j, l

3

GE CLAS Core: International and Global Issues e

3

Elective course l

3

Attend the Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Analytics Fair during the fall semester.

 

 

Hours

15

Fourth Year, Spring

ACTS:6480

Loss Distributions j, l

3

ACTS:6580

Credibility and Survival Analysis j, l

3

GE CLAS Core: Values and Culture e

3

Elective course l

3

Elective course l

3

Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) n

 

 

Hours

15

 

Total Hours

124-130

 

a

The Academic Advising Center advises Actuarial Science Interest students on prerequisite course planning. Students are advised for success, based on academic strength, not necessarily for a four year plan. Prerequisites may take more than one and a half years to complete.

b

Enrollment in math courses requires completion of a placement exam.

c

Fulfills a major requirement and may fulfill a GE requirement.

d

Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the GE CLAS Core World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a first-semester-level course.

e

GE CLAS Core courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses.

f

Typically this course is offered in fall semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change.

g

Ordinarily, students apply for admission to the actuarial science major in the fall semester of their sophomore year, after they have taken MATH:3770 or MATH:2850, and STAT:3100. Students should apply no later than the end of the spring semester of their junior year. For further details and application instructions, see your advisor and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science website.

h

Typically this course is offered in spring semesters only. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change.

i

Restricted to Actuarial Science Majors. For further details and application instructions, see your advisor and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science website.

j

This course is a recommended elective, not a requirement. Students may choose another elective. Prerequisites may apply.

k

This course may count for VEE credit.

l

Students may use elective courses to earn credit towards the total s.h. required for graduation or to complete a double major, minors, or certificates.

m

Students may choose to complete ACTS:6480 and ACTS:6580 (both courses) instead of ACTS:4280, except honors students, who must complete all three courses.

n

Please see Academic Calendar, Office of the Registrar website for current degree application deadlines. Students should apply for a degree for the session in which all requirements will be met. For any questions on appropriate timing, contact your academic advisor. For more information visit http://commencement.uiowa.edu/. If applicable see the "Early and Late Participation" page (e.g. walk in graduation ceremony in May, degree conferral in August).