Associate Professor of Mathematics
Broadly speaking, actuaries are professionals who analyze financial risks of future events. Trained in mathematics, statistics, economics and finance, actuaries quantify these risks by building and evaluating mathematical models. Such analyses are essential for the success of businesses in areas such as insurance, investment, and employee benefits. The Carroll University Actuarial Sciences Major gives students a broad and in-depth background in these core disciplines in preparation for entry into the actuarial sciences profession.
Carroll University has internship programs with Northwestern Mutual and the Assurant insurance companies. Each year, representatives from Northwestern Mutual and Assurant select interns from among Carroll University Actuarial Science majors for full-time (or part-time) paid internships. Selected student interns receive an authentic experience in the actuary profession while earning Carroll University credit. The full-time internships also include 100 hours of paid study time for the intern’s next actuarial sciences exam.
Learning Outcomes for Actuarial Science
Students majoring in actuarial science are expected to:
1. Develop an understanding of the actuarial profession, what actuaries do, and how they do it.
2. Develop a knowledge base and proficiency in the core subjects needed for entry into the profession.
3. Develop an appreciation for the linkages between these core subjects.
4. Develop the critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for success in the profession.
5. Develop the communication skills that are essential in the business environment.
6. Develop the learning skills necessary for continued success in the profession.
- Actuarial Sciences Major (76 credits) Bachelor of Science
- Required Support Courses (Required for all majors)
- Bachelor of Science Requirement
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:
NOTE: EACH MAJOR MAY HAVE SPECIFIC COURSE SEQUENCING REQUIREMENTS.
FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, SEE "REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES" WITHIN EACH MAJOR
- General Education Requirement
For more information on General Education Requirement, click here.
- Distribution Component
For more information on the Distribution Component, click here.
- Cross-Cultural Component
The Cross-Cultural Component is a five-course series through which students explore the study of culture:
Transfer students will register for CCS101 for one credit.
- Cultural Seminar (CCS100)
The Cultural Seminar, which is taken in the first semester, begins the exploration of culture through the study of one's own culture and a different culture. This course develops oral communication skills through critical reading and discussion.
- Writing Seminar (ENG 170)
The Writing Seminar is taken during the first or second semester, includes cross-cultural readings, and develops foundational writing skills.
- Cross-Cultural Development (CCD)
The Cross-Cultural Designation course is taken after the Cultural and Writing Seminars. This course satisfies a Distribution requirement, continues development of writing skills, and includes significant cross-cultural themes as preparation for the Cross-Cultural Experience.
- Cross-Cultural Experience (CCE)
The Cross-Cultural Experience course is taken concurrently or after the Cross-Cultural Development course. In an off-campus setting, students apply knowledge learned in the previous three courses through interactions with cultures other than their own. (CCS300 for 2 credits, NCEP courses for 4 credits, or study abroad for 12+ credits)
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- Global Perspectives Colloquium (CCS400)
In the Global Perspectives Colloquium, advanced students (usually seniors) from multiple disciplines engage in critical reading and discussion. Students reflect on their distribution courses and cross-cultural experiences while also refining their writing skills.
- Major Courses
The list below displays all the courses offered by the major: