Actuarial Mathematics Program

The Actuarial Science Program at the University of Michigan-Flint is designated an "Undergraduate-Introductory" actuarial science program by the Society of Actuaries. It is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career as an actuary, a career that requires strong mathematical skills as well as training in business-related areas. Actuaries work for insurance companies, financial planning agencies, governmental agencies, and other organizations to assist them in planning for the future using statistical and other mathematical techniques.

Actuaries advance in their careers by passing examinations offered by the two American actuarial societies, the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. The courses required for this degree cover much of the material on the first two examinations of these two organizations. It is often possible for students to take an examination prior to graduation.

The actuarial program in the UM-Flint mathematics department is headed by professors Dr. Kenneth Schilling and Dr. Lixing Han. 


Actuarial Mathematics Program (BS) 

Completion of 124 credits, including:

A. Foundational Mathematics (18 credits)

MTH 121 - Calculus I (4)

MTH 122 - Calculus II (4)

MTH 200 - Mathematical Proofs and Structures (3)

MTH 220 - Elementary Linear Algebra (3)

MTH 222 - Multivariate Calculus (4)

B. Advanced Mathematics (21-22 credits)

MTH 372 - Probability (3)

MTH 375 - Mathematical Statistics (3)

MTH 378 - Theory of Interest (3)

MTH 393 - Actuarial Exam Preparation Seminar (1)

MTH 396 - Actuarial Exam FM Seminar (2)

MTH 402 - Mathematics Capstone Course (3)

One from:

MTH 374 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis (3)

MTH 377 - Methods of Operations Research (3)

At least one other MTH course numbered 300 or higher, excluding:

MTH 370 - Probability with Statistical Applications (3)

MTH 390 - Problem-Solving Seminar (1)

MTH 391 - Directed Study (1-4)

MTH 395 - Mathematics Instructional Practicum (1-2)

C. Finance and Accounting (9 credits)

ACC 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)

FIN 361 - Financial Management (3)

D. Computer Science

CSC 175 - Problem Solving and Programming I (4)

E. Economics (12 credits)

ECN 201 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) (3)

ECN 202 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) (3)

ECN 315 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)

ECN 354 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)

F. Also recommended:

Knowledge of Excel

A minor in Economics, Computer Science, or Business (Finance).

G. Additional Requirements

All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education Requirements, and all University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements.

Minimum Credits For the Degree: 124 credits