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One of Florida’s two preeminent universities – the state’s version of “flagship” – Florida State University was founded in 1854 along with the University of Florida: an institution on each side of the Suwannee River. Over its history, FSU developed into Florida’s foremost STEM-focused research university, with a high level of research spending, an economic footprint of over $10 billion, and some of the nation’s finest labs and research centers. FSU is also a leader in business, economics, and accounting for the state, and has been ranked one of the top 50 public universities nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

The university’s excellence in technology and mathematics informs FSU’s Actuarial Science bachelor’s degree program. The first dedicated actuary program in Florida, FSU’s degree remains cutting-edge and intensive, giving students a deep grounding in mathematics, economics, finance, and related fields. Students can also choose between a BA or a BS degree, tailoring their coursework to their career goals – more technical, or more managerial. With a reputation throughout Florida and nationally, FSU provides students with all they need to pass the actuarial exams, and to enter the job market ahead of the pack.

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Actuarial Courses

STA 4321: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (Exam P/1)

MAP 4170: Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics (Exam FM/2)

MAP 4175/4176: Long Term Actuarial Mathematics I & II (Exam LTAM)

MAP 4122/4123: Short Term Actuarial Mathematics I & II (Exam STAM)

ECO 2013: Principles of Microeconomics (VEE Economics)
ECO 2023: Principles of Macroeconomics (VEE Economics)

ACG 2021: Principles of Accounting I (VEE Accounting and Finance)
FIN 3403: Financial Management of the Firm (VEE Accounting and Finance)
FIN 4504: Investments (VEE Accounting and Finance)
STA 4322: Mathematical Statistics (VEE Mathematical Statistics)

Students at Florida State University interested in pursuing a career in actuarial science will study in the Actuarial Science Program, an interdisciplinary major, through the Department of Mathematics. The Society of Actuaries classifies the program as Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Education by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) / Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Listing of Academic Actuarial Science Programs. FSU’s curriculum is geared toward preparing students to pass the major actuarial exams in probability, financial mathematics, life contingencies, financial economics, and construction of models.

FSU grads have an excellent success rate on these exams, and the program has a strong history of placement in the field through holding company interviews in the department. Students interested in furthering their academic training will be interested in FSU’s Financial Mathematics Master’s Program, which is offered through the Mathematics Department and features a concentration in Actuarial Science and also offers advanced courses to well-prepared undergraduate majors. In either degree, students can expect to be prepared in a wide range of general and specific skills, including but not limited to mathematics, statistics, economics, business, insurance, accounting, and computer science.

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