Actuarial Science Concentration - Requirements

Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Department

Mathematics BA


Students planning to major in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science should complete all requirements for the BA degree in mathematics with the selection of the following courses as electives in the major:

  • MATH3309 Numerical Analysis: Analysis
  • MATH 3305  Advanced Probability and Statistics

To fulfill the general education requirements, they are required to take:

  • ECON2001 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON2102 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Additional cognate requirements include:

The above requirements will assist students in preparing for actuarial exams 1 and 2, which are jointly administered by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Independent study courses are also available to further develop the fundamental mathematical/statistical concepts applicable to insurance problems. Specifically, the student may

  1. Study Mathematics of Finance to strengthen their preparation for exam 2 and/or
  2. Study Life Contingencies and Loss Models to begin preparation for exam 3.



Laila Khreisat, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8680
Fax: 973-443-8683

Department of Mathematics Computer Science and Physics
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-ZN2-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Office Location
ZEN 250, Room 257

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