Statistics, Actuarial Science, BS

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Actuarial Science (347003BS) 

More on the Statistics, Actuarial Science major

In addition to providing students with a solid background in Statistics, the Actuarial Science option prepares students for careers in the actuarial field.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Statistics and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Three year accelerated option: for first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through College Credit Plus Program (CCP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or CCP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or grade in a CCP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.



General Education Requirements34
College of Arts & Sciences Requirements14
Statistics Core 36
Actuarial Science Requirement21
Statistics Elective3
Additional Credits for Graduation *12
Total Hours120

Note: A 2.0 cumulative GPA in all statistics is required for graduation. 

Note: 14 credits in the major must be completed at The University of Akron

General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Writing: 6 credit hours
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

College of Arts & Sciences Requirements

Degree requirements in Arts & Sciences include the demonstration of ability to use another language by completion of the second year of a foreign language.
Foreign Language14
101 Beginning I
102 Beginning II
201 Intermediate I
202 Intermediate II
Survey of Deaf Culture in America (American Sign Language option only)
Students must also complete a minimum of 40 credits (excluding workshops) consisting of either:
Upper-level (300/400) courses both in and outside of the student’s major;
or other courses outside the major department approved by the student’s major department chair (permission should be obtained prior to enrollment); these may not include workshops

Statistics Core

MATH:221Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
MATH:222Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
MATH:223Analytic Geometry-Calculus III4
CPSC:200Programming for Data Science 14
or CPSC:209 Computer Science I
STAT:451Theoretical Statistics I3
STAT:452Theoretical Statistics II3
STAT:461Applied Statistics 24
or STAT:261
Introductory Statistics I
and Introductory Statistics II
STAT:462Applied Regression and ANOVA4
STAT:480Statistical Data Management3
STAT:495Statistical Consulting 31-3
Total Hours34-36

Actuarial Science Requirements

ECON:244Introduction to Economic Analysis3-6
or ECON:200
Principles of Microeconomics
and Principles of Macroeconomics
STAT:471Introduction to Actuarial Science3
STAT:472Actuarial Models3
STAT:477Time Series Analysis3
ACCT:201Accounting Principles I3
FIN:301Principles of Finance3
or RMI:414 Risk Managment: Property and Casualty
or RMI:415 Risk Management: Life and Health Insurance
Total Hours21-24

Statistics Elective

Select three credits of 400 level Statistics electives:3
The following courses do not satisfy this requirement:
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Applied Statistics
Total Hours3

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MATH:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I 4
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
Social Science Requirement 3
Beginning Foreign Language I 4
Spring Semester
MATH:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II 4
ENGL:112 English Composition II 3
STAT:471 Introduction to Actuarial Science 3
Beginning Foreign Language II 4
Speech Requirement 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH:223 Analytic Geometry-Calculus III 4
STAT:461 Applied Statistics 4
ECON:244 Introduction to Economic Analysis 3
ACCT:201 Accounting Principles I 3
Intermediate Foreign Language I 3
Spring Semester
STAT:462 Applied Regression and ANOVA 4
Intermediate Foreign Language II 3
Domestic Diversity Requirement 3
CPSC:200 Programming for Data Science 4
FIN:301 Principles of Finance 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
STAT:451 Theoretical Statistics I 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
STAT:480 Statistical Data Management 3
Risk Managment: Property and Casualty
or Risk Management: Life and Health Insurance
or Investments
Spring Semester
STAT:452 Theoretical Statistics II 3
Time Series Analysis
or Actuarial Models
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Global Diveristy Requirement 3
General Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
STAT:495 Statistical Consulting 1-3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement/Lab 4
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
Actuarial Models
or Time Series Analysis
STAT:495 Statistical Consulting 1-3
General Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Upper Level Statistics Elective 3
 Total Hours119-123