Arts & Sciences Actuarial Science (ASC)

B.A or B.S. 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MATH 106 (ACE 3) 5 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level (CDR E) 3 cr
CDR F (CSCE 101 Recommended) 3 cr
Recommended - CSCE 101L 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MATH 107 4 cr
ACE 6 (ECON 211 Recommended) 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
CDR D 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level (CDR E) 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MATH 208 4 cr
ACTS 440/840 Interest Theory 4 cr
CDR A (JGEN 220 Recommended) 3 cr
ACE 8 (ECON 212 Recommended) 3 cr
Recommended ACCT 200 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
STAT 380 Statistics and Applications 3 cr
ACTS 441/841 Introduction to Financial Economics 3 cr
ACTS 402 Problem Lab: Basic Actuarial Applications of Financial Mathematics 1 cr
Recommended MATH 221 3 cr
ACE 2 (COMM 286 or MRKT 257 Recommended) 3 cr
Total Credits 13

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
STAT 462 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I: Distribution Theory 4 cr
ACTS 401 Problem Lab: Basic Actuarial Applications of Probability 1 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Recommended FINA 363 3 cr
Recommended MATH 314 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
STAT 463 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II: Statistical Inference 4 cr
ACTS 470/870 Life Contingencies I 3 cr
CDR C 3 cr
FINA 307 or FINA 338 3 cr
Recommended FINA 467 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACTS 471/871 Life Contingencies II 3 cr
ACTS 473/873 Introduction to Risk Theory 3 cr
ACTS 430/830 Actuarial Applications of Applied Statistics 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
CDR B, BL 4 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACTS 475 (ACE 10) 3 cr
ACTS 474/874 Introduction to Property/Casualty Actuarial Science 3 cr
ACE 9 (ECON 321 Recommended) 3 cr
Recommended FINA 461 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 13


THIS IS A SAMPLE PLAN ONLY – Please see an Academic Advisor at least once a semester to plan courses that best fit your individual circumstances and goals.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) vs. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) DEGREES: Both the BA and BS require students to complete the University ACE requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements, the requirements for a major, the requirements for a minor or minors if required by the major, and the College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements.
• The BS contains, in addition, an essential scientific base of at least 60 hours within the natural and mathematical sciences.
• The specific major requirements within a BS are the same as those for the BA, with the following exceptions: Chemistry, Environmental Studies (ancillary requirements), Geology, Mathematics and Physics.
• The following majors are only available within the BS degree: Biochemistry, Meteorology/Climatology and Microbiology.

UPPER LEVEL REQUIREMENT: At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. Of those 30 hours, at least 15 must be completed at UNL.


This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


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