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Our Program at FSU

Major Prerequisites 
        MAC 2311 Calculus I (4 credits)

Mac 2312 Calculus II (4 credits)

Mac 2313 Calculus III (4 credits)

COP 3014 Programming I (3 credits)

ECO 2013 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

ECO 2023 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Required Math and Statistics

         MAP 4170 Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics (4 credits)

         MAP 4175 Actuarial Models (4 credits)

         MAT 4930r Actuarial Applications (1 credit, 4 repetitions)
         STA 4321 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)

Required Business and Finance

         ACG 2021 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
         FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3 credits)

         RMI 3011 Intro to Risk Management/Insurance (3 credits)
         FIN 4504 Investments (3 credits)

Specialized Math and Statistics 

Need 6 Courses from Below 

Choose at least 2 of the following:
        MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
        MAP 4176 Actuarial Models and Credibility (4 credits)
        MAS 3105 Applied Linear Algebra I (4 credits)


Choose at least one of the following:
        MAA 4224 Introduction to Analysis I (3 credits)
        MAA 4226 Advanced Calculus I (3 credits)
        MAA 4227 Advanced Calculus II (3 credits)
        MAD 3703 Numerical Analysis I (3 credits)
        MAP 4341 Elementary Partial Differential Equations I (3 credits)
        MAS 4106 Applied Linear Algebra II (3 credits)
        STA 4203 Applied Regression (3 credits)
        STA 4322 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
        STA 4853 Time Series (3 credits)

Choose at least one of the following:
        ECO 3101 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)
        ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)
        ECO 4401 Intro to Mathematical Economics (3 credits)
        ECO 4421 Introduction to Econometrics (3 credits)
        RMI 4224 Property & Casualty Insur Products (3 credits)
        RMI 4292 Property & Casualty Insur Operations (3 credits)
        RMI 4115 Life & Health Insurance Prod Products (3 credits)
        RMI 4135 Employee Benefits Plans (3 credits)
        FIN 4514 Security Analysis & Portfolio Mgmt (3 credits)


#2 - PropertyCasualty360 (2024)

#4 - U.S. News and World Report (2024)

#6 - Niche (2024)

"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."

- CollegeChoice

"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."

- Accounting Degree Review​​

“Florida State University (FSU) has a fantastic Actuarial Science program considered one of the best in the country. The program is administered by the Department of Mathematics, and FSU's College of Arts and Sciences also offers supporting coursework.FSU's actuarial science students typically have a strong background in mathematics, and the curriculum incorporates relevant business courses too. The classes will provide solid preparation for actuarial exams and will equip you with a good balance of mathematical and business skills-- a highly sought-after combination in the industry.FSU's program also has an impressive job placement rate for actuarial science graduates. The program has strong ties with insurance and financial companies, which provide internship and job opportunities to FSU students.”


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