The continuing growth of insurance and governmental agencies has maintained a
constant demand for qualified actuaries. Thiel's Actuarial Studies program has the following
1. To provide students with the mathematical training and business background
needed to enter the actuarial profession directly.
2. 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
• be able to construct logical proofs.
• understand the power and limitations of technologies (e.g., calculators and
computers) as problem-solving tools.
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In addition to taking the first or the second examination of the Society of Actuaries, an Actuarial Studies major must successfully complete the following courses (a total of
61 credit hours). All courses which are applied to the major must be completed with a
grade of C minus or higher.