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**Curriculum Guides**:
Fall 2015 Freshmen

The continuing growth of insurance and governmental agencies has maintained a constant demand for qualified actuaries.

The Actuarial Studies Program has the following goals:

- to provide students with the mathematical training and business background needed to enter the actuarial profession directly.
- to prepare students for advanced study in actuarial science at a university.

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in actuarial studies will:

- understand and be able to apply the three basic concepts from calculus: limits, differentiation and integration.
- have a strong understanding of probability and statistics and be able to apply statistical methods to complex problems.
- understand and be able to apply the basic concepts of vector algebra and vector calculus.
- be able to construct logical proofs.
- understand the power and limitations of technologies (e.g., calculators and computers) as problem-solving tools.

In addition to taking one of the first two SOA exams (P or FM), a student majoring in actuarial studies must successfully complete the following courses (a total of 58 credit hours). All courses which are applied to the major must be completed with a grade of C minus or higher.

**ACCT 113**Principles of Accounting I (3 CH)**ACCT 123**Principles of Accounting II (3 CH)*Choose one of the following two courses:***BADM 233**Managerial Accounting (3 CH)**ACCT 313**Cost Accounting (3 CH)

**BADM 344**Finance (3 CH)*Choose one of the following two courses:***ENG 270**Advanced Composition (3 CH)**ENG 260**Business and Technical Writing (3 CH)

**CIS 112**Spreadsheet Applications (1 CH)**CIS 113**Data Management Applications (1 CH)**CSCI 159**Introduction to Programming (4 CH)**MATH 181**Calculus I (4 CH)**MATH 182**Calculus II (4 CH)**MATH 281**Calculus III (4 CH)**MATH 291**Linear Algebra (4 CH)**MATH 341**Theory of Interest and Life Annuities (4 CH)**MATH 342**Derivatives Markets (3 CH)**MATH 451**Probability (4 CH)**MATH 461**Statistics (4 CH)**ECON 211**Principles of Macroeconomics (3 CH)**ECON 221**Principles of Microeconomics (3 CH)