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Academic Program Guide


Actuarial Science


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Actuarial Science Major works best if you can start in the highest math for which you have completed the prerequisites. If you start the Actuarial Science major in a class lower than MAC2311, you should plan on taking math courses over the summer to get back on course to graduate in four years. If you begin FSU with earned credit for College Algebra, you should take MAC1140 and MAC1114 during Term 1.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp
Email: scamp@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC2311* Calculus I4
ACG2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
ECO2013 Macroeconomics3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC2312 Calculus II4
GE Ethics3
GE History3
COP3014 Programming I or ISC3313 Intro to Scientific Computing3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Must meet with Department Advisor
Term 3 hrs
MAP4170 Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics4
ECO2023 Microeconomics 3
MAT4930r Actuarial Topics1
RMI3011 Risk Management and Insurance3
MAC2313 Calculus III5
Milestones 3
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
STA4321 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3
MAT4930r Actuarial Topics1
Foreign Language4
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
FIN3403 Financial Management of the Firm3
Milestones 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Begin Foreign Language requirement
Term 5 hrs
MAP4175 Actuarial Models4
GE Natural Science3
MAT4930r Actuarial Topics1
FIN4504 Investments3
Foreign Language4
Milestones 5
Complete MAP4170 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete COP3014 or ISC3313 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete ACG2021 ( ≥ C minus )
Foreign Language requirement
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Foreign Language4
Scholarship and Practice Course3
Major Elective (1 of 6)3
Major Elective (2 of 6)3
Milestones 6
Complete STA4321 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Foreign language requirement
Maintain GPA ≥ 2.50 in courses for major, excluding Term 1-4 milestones
Term 7 hrs
Oral Communication Competency or Upper Division Writing Course3
X or Y Diversity Course3
Major Elective (3 of 6)3
Major Elective (4 of 6)3
MAT4930r Actuarial Topics1
Milestones 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation check
Term 8 hrs
Oral Communication Competency or Upper Division Writing Course3
Major Elective (5 of 6)3
Major Elective (6 of 6)3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Actuary, Actuarial Student, Analyst, Actuarial Specialist, Financial Consultant

Representative Employers: Insurance, Consulting, and Financial Firms, Governmental Agencies.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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