The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Sciences


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a BS program in Actuarial Sciences. Actuarial Science is a field concerned with mathematical modeling of risk applicable to financial problems encountered in insurance companies, pension plans and financial institutions. Students enrolled in the BS degree will be prepared to take a series of examinations sponsored by the North American Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the British Institute of Actuaries leading towards fellowship designation in both societies.

Admission Requirements
General requirements for admission to the BS program in Actuarial Sciences are those of the University policy on Undergraduate Admission.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of BS in Actuarial Sciences, a student must fulfill all requirements of his/her degree program, complete all required courses, accumulate a total of 94 credits with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the university. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying of graduation.

General Education Requirements (27 cr.)

A- Communication Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)

B- Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 215, REG 313, REG 314 (3 cr.)
Philosophy, One course from: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)

C- Cultural Studies & Social Sciences (3 cr.)
Cultural Studies, one course from: HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, FAP 215, COA 359, COA 315, NTR 215, ARP 215, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, SOL 313, BAD 201, ECN 200 (3 cr.)

D- Citizenship (3 cr.)
Two courses from: HIT 211, POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, IAF 301, POS 319, POS 337 (6 cr.)

E- Science & Technology (6 cr.)
Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science, One course from:CSC 201, CSC 202, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, STA 202, STA 210, MIS 201 (3 cr.)
OR
Natural Sciences, One course from: AST 201, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, GIS 211, HEA 201, HEA 204, NTR 201, PHS 207 (3 cr.)

Core Requirements (33 cr.)

ACO 201, ACO 202, ECN 211, ECN 212, MAT 206, MAT 213, MAT 215, MAT 224, MAT 235, CSC 212 or CSC 216, STA 312

Major Requirements (28 cr.)

ACS 300, ACS 310, ACS 314, ACS 324, ACS 330, ACS 424, ACS 450, MAT 325, STA 315, STA 370

Free Electives (6 cr.) Recommended: BAF 311 and BAF 312

Choose two courses from the already non-chosen courses in sets (C), (D), or (E). However for choosing courses from outside these sets, you must receive the written approval of the Faculty Dean.