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Actuarial Science


Guide to
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
Department of Mathematics
Florida State University


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Contents

General information
The undergraduate major
Academic and career advisement
Students already holding a bachelor’s degree
Actuarial program requirements
State Common Prerequisites for Actuarial Science
Upper Division and Specialized Requirements (beyond Prerequisites)
Required Mathematics & Statistics
Required Business and Economics
Additional Course Requirements
Also Recommended
Minimum Total Hours
Other requirements
Electives
Outside the classroom
Florida State Student Actuarial Society
Actuarial internships
Actuarial societies and examinations
FSU courses
Faculty
Obtaining further information and an application
Prerequisites for required courses beyond calculus
Checklist of Actuarial Science Requirements (.pdf file will open with Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Guide to Actuarial Science at Florida State University (You are here!)
FSU Actuarial Science after a Bachelor’s Degree
Guide to Financial Mathematics at Florida State University
Future Seminole Actuaries
Background for Actuarial Models — MAP 4175 and MAP 5177
Florida State Pi Mu Epsilon Beta Chapter
Fourth Annual Financial Mathematics Festival 2002
Third Annual Financial Mathematics Festival 2001
Guest Lecturers in Financial Mathematics, Spring 2000
Second Annual Financial Mathematics Festival 2000
First Annual Financial Mathematics Festival 1999

Casualty Actuarial Society
The Society of Actuaries
International Association of Financial Engineers

The American Mathematical Society
The Mathematical Association of America
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

If you are interested in any of the programs described above, contact the mathematics Academic Advisor (222 Love Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4510; 850/644-5868 or 644-2202; e-mail advisor@math.fsu.edu). Professor Bettye Anne Case (case@math.fsu.edu) advises actuarial majors and will be happy to answer special questions.



General information

The Actuarial Science Program at the Florida State University is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that resides in the Department of Mathematics. It is classified as Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Education by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) / Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Listing of Academic Actuarial Science Programs. The complete listing of all schools can be accessed from the Academic Relations page of the Society of Actuaries web site (www.soa.org) or the Casualty Actuarial Society site (www.casact.org). It can also be found at the Be An Actuary web site (www.beanactuary.com). The current process to become an actuary in the SOA or CAS, or a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) in the SOA, involves passing a sequence of preliminary exams and obtaining validation by educational experience (VEE) in the areas of applied statistics, economics, and finance from an approved university such as FSU. The preliminary exams in the SOA are called Exam P (Probability), Exam FM (Financial Mathematics), Exam M (Actuarial Models; which is split into two parts, Life Contingencies (Exam MLC) and Financial Economics (Exam MFE)), and Exam C (Construction of Models). The preliminary exams in the CAS are called Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, and Exam 4. However, the following exams are jointly administered by the SOA and CAS: Exam P with Exam 1 (hence referred to as Exam P/1), Exam FM with Exam 2 (Exam FM/2), and Exam C with Exam 4 (Exam C/4). The SOA chose not to name their exams numerically, since doing so would possibly imply that the exams must be taken in a particular order. The required course content of FSU's program in actuarial science covers material for the preliminary exams as well as all three VEE areas. There are diverse entry-level opportunities for graduates, including many in Florida. Recent FSU graduates have readily found attractive employment; company interviews held in the department facilitate matching students with employer needs.

The FSU Mathematics Department also offers a Financial Mathematics Master’s Program (http://www.math.fsu.edu/finmath), in which students can choose to concentrate in Actuarial Science. The specialized courses in the Department of Mathematics required for Actuarial Science majors build on earlier mathematics and statistics. Graduate students and mathematically prepared undergraduates in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, and computer science may elect these courses. The course work in the Financial Mathematics Master's Program involves readings, problem sets and presentations, which model theory through actuarial applications; examinations are typical of mathematics courses. The concentration in Actuarial Science is designed for students pursuing actuarial credentials from one of the professional societies or intending to apply the skills and information of a strong actuarial science program elsewhere in the financial or insurance industries, or in governmental applications. Students already holding the bachelor's degree in another field may pursue this degree. Please see ( “Students already holding a bachelor’s degree” for further options.

The actuarial profession is consistently highly rated (e.g.; by Jobs Almanac, based on criteria related to salary, stress, work environment, outlook, security and physical demands). Banking and investment houses, in addition to the usual insurance and government employers, now employ many trained in actuarial science and the related mathematics, statistics, computing and finance. The students in this degree offering demonstrate strong mathematical and computational aptitude, leadership ability, and communications skills. They become knowledgeable in finance and insurance as well as in mathematics and statistics. Most of them successfully complete examinations in the joint SOA/CAS sequence. A number of students each year participate in internship activities. Graduates from recent past years are well placed in industry and government. These employers have been generous with advice from their experience for the program.


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The undergraduate major

Broad instruction is provided in the mathematical, statistical, economic and business concepts underlying the operations of property, casualty, and life insurers, governmental agencies, and consulting firms. Beyond the basic scientific calculus sequence that is necessary for the first actuarial examination, and basic courses in economics, accounting, and computer science, the requirements are rather evenly split between mathematics, statistics, and business. Within the required business minor, all students take one course in each of the highly rated departments of Risk Management and Insurance, Economics, and Finance. To deepen the student's information base, an advanced two-course concentration, chosen from several options with regard for student goals, must be completed in one of these departments.

Students are required to take courses that are designed to assist them in successful completion of the preliminary actuarial examinations, and they are provided group support and strong encouragement for completing many of the exams before award of the degree. Since it is necessary in order to be competitive in today's job market that students pass at least one actuarial exam while in school, FSU Actuarial Science offers targeted help. The mathematics courses include material in the syllabus for all of the preliminary actuarial exams with optional study beyond. As a new feature begun in 2007, FSU now offers 20-hour special seminars for Exams P/1, FM/2, and MLC; these are developed and presented by Dr. Stephen P. Paris, the Coordinator of Actuarial Science. These actuarial exams are part of the preliminary exams that are required for actuarial and CERA designations. Passing an actuarial exam requires considerable extra effort above course work on the part of students but it provides - and is essential for - a competitive edge in the job market. Additionally, for an FSU undergraduate degree in actuarial science, the required courses include those courses for which students receive credit in all three of the VEE areas: applied statistics, economics, and finance. Note that in order to receive VEE credit for any course, you must receive a grade of B- or better in the course.

FSU Actuarial Science also organizes opportunities to help you find a job before graduation. Students join and participate most Thursday evenings in presentations of the Florida State Student Actuarial Society (FSSAS). Presentations are by practicing actuaries with government, insurance, consulting, and financial firms who talk with our actuarial science students. The Thursday presentations are usually followed by Friday interviews for summer internships and/or full time positions at the respective actuary's company. The interviews are set up by the departmental advisor in the Math Conference Room. Many job postings to the student aliases are made by faculty and advisors; they have wide contacts and receive queries from diverse actuarial, governmental, and financial sector employers.


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Academic and career advisement

In addition to faculty advisement, the Student Activities Coordinator is available to give advice and to help students with problems. She keeps a file of materials related to preparation for actuarial examinations and lends them to students who are preparing; she makes available pamphlets and videos about the profession for those who seek beginning information. She maintains contacts with employers and keeps students advised by phone and e-mail of current information and opportunities of interest. By the time of exit interviews at graduation, both she and Dr. Paris know each student well.


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Students already holding a bachelor’s degree

If you want to become an actuary or CERA, and you have earned your Bachelor’s degree but it is not in Actuarial Science, then FSU Mathematics offers several paths, extending its well recognized Actuarial Science undergraduate program and following requirements of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society (see www.BeAnActuary.org). For each of the degree options students will, as part of their programs, be given the opportunity to qualify for all three of the SOA/CAS VEE credits (Finance, Economics, and Applied Statistics). It is convenient for some students to take some courses in the program as a Special Student, possibly converting to degree status after a term or two. Since it is necessary in order to be competitive in today's job market that students pass at least one actuarial exam while in school, FSU Actuarial Science offers targeted help. The mathematics courses include material in the syllabus for all of the preliminary actuarial exams with optional study beyond. As a new feature begun in 2007, FSU now offers 20-hour special seminars for Exams P/1, FM/2, and MLC; these are developed and presented by Dr. Stephen P. Paris, the Coordinator of Actuarial Science. These actuarial exams are part of the preliminary exams that are required for actuarial and CERA designations. FSU Actuarial Science also organizes opportunities to help you find a job before graduation. Students join and participate most Thursday evenings in presentations of the Florida State Student Actuarial Society (FSSAS). Presentations are by practicing actuaries with government, insurance, consulting, and financial firms who talk with our actuarial science students. The Thursday presentations are usually followed by Friday interviews for summer internships and/or full time positions at the respective actuary's company. The interviews are set up by the departmental advisor in the Math Conference Room. Many job postings to the student aliases are made by faculty and advisors; they have wide contacts and receive queries from diverse actuarial, governmental, and financial sector employers.


OPTIONS: We invite you to think carefully about which option best meshes your background with your goals. For some students it is important to earn a master's degree; others wish to enhance job market preparation as rapidly as possible. In each case, the basis for the first four actuarial exams and the three VEE credits are completed. If after considering these options you have questions, please contact us.

  1. Second Bachelor's degree — BS in Actuarial Science: This does not require graduate admission or GRE scores. To facilitate rapid initial registration, U.S. citizens and permanent residents may begin this in Special Student status. A student whose original bachelor's degree was in mathematics with some calculus-based probability course work may be able to complete the 30-hour requirement for the BS in Actuarial Science in one year. However, students without prior course work in any of the areas of economics, finance, and/or risk management may take longer, as will those without strong undergraduate mathematics or suitable undergraduate foreign language credit. To get VEE credit in all three areas, students may need to complete more than the minimum of 30 semester hours. Since each student enters with a different combination of courses, plans for completion of the second bachelor's degree are designed optimally for each.

  2. MS Degree — two options are available: An MS option is usually desired by the academically strong student whose undergraduate major was not Actuarial Science but who wants to prepare for the profession with a graduate degree with some long term flexibility, rather than a second bachelor's degree. These options are 2-year programs open to students from a variety of backgrounds who qualify for departmental graduate admission. In each option, the basic MS requirements are satisfied and the remaining hours comprise a "concentration" in actuarial science; early planning is essential to fit individual backgrounds to the requirements. During the first year and summer (a 2- or 3- month summer Internship is encouraged), the student participates in the P/1 and FM/2 seminars and is encouraged to sit for these exams. During the second year, students include as graduate level mathematics courses MAP 5177-5178 (Actuarial Models; Advanced Actuarial Models, Credibility, and Simulation). Students have opportunity for some relevant electives from the College of Business in the Departments of Finance, and Risk Management and Insurance.

    1. Financial Mathematics MS, Actuarial Science Concentration: The student completes the listed requirements — see Financial Mathematics Guide. Pursuing this "concentration", students take a fixed schedule of courses during the first year enhanced by the special seminars. The first year also provides courses for VEE credits. In conjunction with the Department of Finance and the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the College of Business, a plan is being developed for study focused toward the Advanced Finance/ Enterprise Risk Manangement Exam and the Financial Reporting and Operational Risk Module of the CERA designation. This option, earning the MS in Financial Mathematics with an actuarial concentration, is a good CERA preparation while providing more depth of knowledge for applications in the financial sector than is available in most actuarial programs.

    2. MS in Pure or Applied Mathematics (utilizing a Directed Program of Study): This option involves completing most of the required courses in either the pure or applied master's program, with a few of the required courses replaced by the module of courses directly related to actuarial science. This option could be invoked to have more flexibility than the above Master's Degree in Financial Mathematics and is attractive for students who are not sure about their career path — particularly if they might be interested in community college level teaching. The option must be planned at the beginning of the program, and would typically be developed by the student and Dr. Paris, in association with the Associate Chairs of Mathematics, Professors Bettye Anne Case and Steven Bellenot.


CONTACTS: Mr. Josh Bowen is the departmental academic advisor, and for beginning as a special student or for the degree options you should write her first: advisor@math.fsu.edu. For the graduate options, you will be put in contact with Dr. Paris and/or Dr. Bettye Anne Case, the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies.

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Actuarial Program Requirements

If you want to become an actuary, then you are well advised to complete a curriculum which supports requirements of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society (see www.BeAnActuary.org).


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State Common Prerequisites for Actuarial Science* (22 hr.)

Florida students may take these courses at FSU or in a Community College and are set by a statewide board. A student may be classified with the Actuarial Science major code 116820 as soon as MAC 2311 and two other courses on this list have been completed. Students should ask for this major code as early as possible.

MAC 2311 (4) Calculus I
MAC 2312 (4) Calculus II
MAC 2313 (5) Calculus III
C++ (3) C++ Programming (or unless C++ is exempted, then MAD 3703 or JAVA may be taken.)
ECO 2013 (3) Economics of the National Economy
** ECO 2023 (3) Economics Price System

* The community college transfer student may also be able to complete some of the courses listed below before entering FSU; in particular, STA 2122, MAP 2302, and ACG 2021 are advised if available.

** Some students who have been strong in ECO 2013 may go directly to ECO 4101. This is not generally recommended but it may help students who come to the Actuarial Science program late and have already satisfied their Social Science liberal studies with another course than Economics; ask the Academic Advisor in Mathematics for details.


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Upper Division and Specialized Requirements (beyond Prerequisites)


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Required Mathematics & Statistics (17 hr)
     MAP 4170 (4) Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics
     MAP 4175 (4) Actuarial Models
     MAT 4930r (4 1-hr repetitions) Actuarial Applications
     STA 4321 (3) Introduction to Math Statistics I


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Required Business and Economics (12 hr)
     ACG 2021 (3) Principles of Accounting I
     FIN 3403 (3) Financial Management of the Firm
     RMI 3011 (3) Intro to Risk Management/Insurance
     FIN 4504 (3) Investments


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Additional Course Requirements (Complete at least 6 of the following courses; choice should take into account the students background and goals and prerequisites must be satisfied.)

Specialized Mathematics & Statistics

   Choose at least 2 of the following:
         MAP 2302 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
         MAP 4176 (4) Actuarial Models and Credibility
         MAS 3105 (4) Applied Linear Algebra I

   Choose at least one of the following:
         MAA 4224 (3) Introduction to Analysis I
         MAA 4226 (3) Advanced Calculus I
         MAA 4227 (3) Advanced Calculus II
         MAD 3703 (3) Numerical Analysis I
         MAP 4341 (3) Elementary Partial Differential Equations I
         MAS 4106 (3) Applied Linear Algebra II
         STA 4203 (3) Applied Regression
         STA 4322 (3) Mathematical Statistics
         STA 4853 (3) Time Series

   Choose at least one of the following:
         ECO 4101 (3) Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
         ECO 4203 (3) Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
         ECO 4401 (3) Intro to Mathematical Economics
         ECO 4421 (3) Introduction to Econometrics
         RMI 4224 (3) Property & Casualty Insur Products
         RMI 4292 (3) Property & Casualty Insur Operations
         RMI 4115 (3) Life & Health Insurance Prod Products
         RMI 4135 (3) Employee Benefits Plans
         FIN 4514 (3) Security Analysis & Portfolio Mgmt


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Also Recommended: MAT 4945r. Internship in Actuarial Science (1-3, S/U graded).


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Minimum Total Hours: 22 SCNS Prerequisite (advised in first two years) + 44-45 required at FSU = total 66-67


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Other Requirements: The liberal studies program of the university provides a broad base of intellectual and multicultural interests and accomplishments. A minimum 40 hours of the total graduation hours must be at the 3xxx or 4xxx level. These courses may be in any field — in the major or in electives. The Department of Mathematics resides in the College of Arts and Sciences, which has a foreign language requirement. See the General Bulletin for complete description of language requirements as well as the liberal studies and multicultural requirements. The student is urged to ask early for advice in planning an individualized program and to follow it carefully. It is important to spread the language and liberal studies requirements somewhat evenly over the entire four years of study, while beginning immediately to take and making progress each term on the sequential required courses of the program. Many of these courses themselves have several prerequisite courses, sometimes in other departments, so careful planning is essential if graduation is to be timely.


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Electives: Some hours may remain after all requirements have been satisfied, and the student is urged to choose these carefully. A faculty committee has consulted with actuaries and with faculty in other actuarial science programs, and recommends first choosing additional courses from the lists above; other good choices, depending on individual goals, are: ACG 3171; BUL 3310; MAA 4402; MAP 4103; MAP 4180; MAP 4202; MAS 4302; RMI 4295; RMI 4420; SPC 1600


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Outside the classroom

Students in the program are busy with all of the occupations and pleasures of the undergraduate life — plus a major forward-looking responsibility: on an individual basis, studying for and passing actuarial examinations. Many of the students hold part-time jobs, often utilizing the skills they are developing. The students are active in social, political, and community service activities. There is a mathematics club in which actuarial students are often active along with other departmental majors with whom they share early classes. In addition to the FSSAS, many are active in the Insurance Club sponsored in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance. Several actuarial science majors are members and officers of the local chapter of the national mathematics honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon.


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Actuarial exam tutorials. A credit course, Actuarial Applications, provides tutoring for students to enhance their competitive position for jobs by exam preparation. With 12-15 hours per week of tutorials available, and preparatory materials made available, students have more opportunity to pass exams while at FSU.


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Florida State Student Actuarial Society. The FSSAS is a non-dues paying club that sponsors many academic and social activities. The club hosts outside speakers from government and industry that make presentations to its members about what it means to be a “student actuary”. Graduates from past years are well placed in industry and government and they and their employers have been generous with their experience and advice to the current students. Presentations are made on Thursday evenings and are preceded by a pizza and refreshments party. Most Thursday presentations are followed by Friday interviews for summer internships and/or full time positions at the respective actuary's company.

The FSSAS also organizes many social activities as well. Most notably, each fall the FSSAS hosts a “Fall Tailgate Party” before one of the home football games, and each spring it hosts a “Spring Crawfish Boil”. The FSSAS invites all alumni to these special events. Other social activities the FSSAS hosts have included an “actuarial exams are over ice cream social”, and it organizes many outings for dinner.


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Actuarial internships. Several students in the program have participated in internship activities with insurers and governmental agencies. The proximity of the State of Florida Department of Insurance and other departments with actuarial applications is a useful resource; some choose employment there after graduation. Summer internships are available from many employers nationwide. They are a long tradition in actuarial science. In case of summer or academic year internships (the latter typically in a local governmental agency), academic credit may be earned (consult Dr. Paris) in MAT 4945r. Internship in Actuarial Science (1-3). (S/U grade only.)


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Actuarial societies and examinations

There are several actuarial societies that credential actuaries. A helpful publication: Write to the American Society of Student Actuaries, 1400 Opus Place, Suite 960, Downers Grove, IL 60515, and ask to subscribe to The Student Actuary; the cost is minimal.

The two largest actuarial societies and their informative websites are:

  1. The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is “an educational research and professional membership organization”. Their statement of purpose goes on to say “Actuarial Science is built on the evaluation of the financial, economic and other implications of future contingent events. The actuary is trained to analyze uncertainty, risk and probabilities. The actuary’s domain includes financial security programs and other programs involving contingencies such as death, disability, property damage and retirement”. The SOA address is: Society of Actuaries, 475 N. Martingale Road, Suite 800, Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226. The phone number is (847) 706-3500. (http://www.soa.org)
  2. The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) “has as one of its primary objectives the development of qualified professionals in the field of casualty actuarial practice”. The CAS address is: Casualty Actuarial Society, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201. The phone number is (703) 276-3100. (http://www.casact.org)
Students are required to take courses designed to assist them in successful completion of the earlier actuarial examinations, and they are provided group support and strong encouragement for completing some of these before award of the degree. Note that the courses do not “prepare“ the student for the examinations: That must be accomplished by individual study using study materials procured from the CAS/SOA and Mad River Books (1-800-282-2839) and the Actuarial Bookstore (1-800-582-9672). Examination preparation materials can be expensive but are strongly advised, probably essential.


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FSU Courses

The following concordance between course material and some of the current early exams may be helpful:

Exam Basic ActSci courses Other FSU courses
P MAC 2311, 2312, 2313; STA 4321  
FM MAP 4170; FIN 3403, 4504  
MLC MAP 4170, 4175, 4176; RMI 3011 RMI 4135, 4224
MFE   FIN 4514
C MAP 4176 STA 4502

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Faculty

The program is resident in the Department of Mathematics. Students have the opportunity to profit from instruction by many of its award-winning faculty members in their earlier courses such as calculus and linear algebra. Dr. Stephen P. Paris is Coordinator of the Actuarial Science Program. He teaches the specialized actuarial science courses and is the faculty advisor. Dr. Bettye Anne Case is currently the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. She founded the FSU actuarial science program in the mid-1990's and remains a valuable consultant to Dr. Paris. Faculty from mathematics and the associated departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, and the College of Business work closely with students. An ongoing advisory committee gives consideration to both academic standards in actuarial science education and program flexibility to meet industry needs. Keeping a finger on the pulse of future trends in educating students for this occupation is inherent in this group’s responsibility.


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ACTUARIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Steve Paris (Coordinator of Actuarial Science), Chair
Bettye Anne Case (Associate Chair of Graduate Studies)
Paul M. Beaumont (Associate Professor of Economics)
James M. Carson (Midyette Eminent Scholar of Risk and Insurance)
Dean H. Gatzlaff
(Chair and Professor of Risk Management and Insurance)
Myles Hollander (Chair and Professor of Statistics)
Joe D. Icerman (Associate Dean of College of Business; Associate Professor of Accounting)
Patrick F. Maroney (Director, MBA program and Professor of Risk Management/Insurance)
Donald A. Nast (Chair and Associate Professor of Finance)


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Obtaining an application

For information about applications and deadlines:

Office of Admissions
Florida State University
University Center A 2249
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1009
850/644-6200


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FSU Mathematics Admissions Information

Faculty and staff involved with the program may also be contacted for specific information

For individual academic advisement:

Esther Diaguila Dr. Stephen P. Paris Dr. Bettye Anne Case
Academic Advisor Coordinator of Actuarial Science Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
222 Love Building 202 Love Building 210 Love Building
Department of Mathematics
Florida State University
Room 208 LOV
1017 Academic Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4510
phone: 850/644-5868 phone: 850/644-4419 phone: 850/644-1586
fax: 850/644-4053
email: advisor@math.fsu.edu email: paris@math.fsu.edu email: case@math.fsu.edu


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Prerequisites for required courses beyond calculus
  course prerequisites* offered *
+ MAP 4170 MAC 2312 F, Su
MAP 4175 MAP 4170 recommended STA 4321 F only
  MAP 4176 MAP 4175 Sp
  MAD 3703 MAC 2312, MAS 3105 and a sci prog lang (C++, ForTran) F (only!)
  MAP 2302 MAC 2312 F, Su
+ MAS 3105 MAC 2312 F, Sp, Su
  MAP 4341 MAC2313 and {MAP2302 or 3305} F, Su
  MAS 4106 MAC2313 and MAS3105 Su
  MAA4224 or 4226 MAC 2313, MAS 3105, MGF 3301 (latter can be waived) F
  MAA 4227 MAA 4226, MAS 3105, MAC 2313  
+ C++ MAC 1140 (Instead: if C++ is exempted, then MAD 3703 or JAVA may be taken) F, Sp, Su
+ ECO 2013   F, Sp, Su
+ ECO 2023   F, Sp, Su
  ECO 4101 { (ECO 2013 and ECO 2023) or (ECO 2013 with an "A", by permission) }  
  ECO 4203 { (ECO 2013 and ECO 2023) }  
  ECO 4401 {ECO 2023 or ECO 4101} and MAC 2311 (Rec: ECO 2013) F (only!)
  ECO 4421 ECO 2023 and STA 3014, 2122 or 4322 (Rec: ECO2013) Sp (only!)
  STA 4203 STA 2122 or STA 4322 check with dept
  STA 4321 MAC 2313  
+ STA 4322 MAC 2313, STA 4321 Sp (only!)
  STA 4853 STA 2122 or STA 4322 Sp (only!)
+ ACG 2021   F, Sp, Su
+ FIN 3403 ACG 2021 and {ECO 2023 or ECO 4101} F, Sp, Su
+ FIN 4504 FIN3403 and any statistics **(FIN3244 is not required for Actuarial Science Students) F, Sp, Su
  FIN 4514 FIN4504 F, Sp
+ RMI 3011 Any probability or statistics (can be concurrent; sometimes waived) F, Sp, Su
+ RMI 4115 RMI 3011 F, Sp
  RMI 4135 RMI 3011 **
+ RMI 4224 RMI 3011 F, Sp
  RMI 4292 RMI 3011, RMI 4224, FIN 3403 F, Sp

* The information above has been collected for your long-term planning, but there are often changes. You are responsible for checking the current University Bulletin and Schedule of Classes. Terms in which particular courses are taught depend on many factors and the student should check schedule of classes.

+ This course is itself prerequisite for some other program course. Plans should be made to work in these courses as early possible when they are prerequisites to courses you must or want to take.

** Alternates with RMI 4295; check with RMI department for next offering after Fall 97, which is RMI 4135.


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Last modified: 23 October 2007

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