Combined Degree Requirements

Combined Degree Requirements

Units

To complete a combined 5-year B.S./M.S. degree in Actuarial Science, students must complete 44 required core undergraduate degree units, 27 required core-graduate units, and 20 elective units.

BS in Actuarial Science

To complete the BS in Actuarial Science portion of the combined degree, students must complete

  • 52 total units
    • 44 core required Undergraduate units
    • 8 electives units
    • Must include PSTAT 160B and PSTAT 130

MS in Actuarial Science

To complete the MS in Actuarial Science portion of the combined degree, students must complete

  • 39 total units
    • 27 core required graduate units
    • 12 electives units

(Note: students graduating with a 4-year BS degree in Actuarial Science complete 36 core units and 16 electives).

Research Project

During the required course sequence PSTAT 296AB, students will complete a research project and submit a written report on topics of their interest in the area of actuarial science and financial mathematics. This course will be taught by faculty associated with the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research (CFMAR), and supervised by the Actuarial Program Committee.

Minimum GPA Requirements

The B.S./M.S. Program in Actuarial Science requires a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2