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Program Overview


To meet the growing demand for actuaries, UMSL offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Actuarial Studies in a blended night and online format. In this interdisciplinary program, students complete courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Department of Economics and the College of Business Administration. To become an actuary one must satisfy certain educational requirements, pass exams offered by the Society of Actuaries, and complete professional courses.

The 18-credit-hour certificate program is designed to provide the education needed for entry level employment in the actuarial profession. Those who complete the certificate will satisfy some of the Validation by Educational Experience requirements of the Society of Actuaries and be prepared to take the first two actuarial examinations (P and FM).

Required Courses

FINANCE 3500 Financial Management 3
FINANCE 3521
Financial Engineering: Applying Derivatives 3
MATH 4200 Mathematical Statistics I 3
MATH 4210 Mathematical Statistics II 3
MATH 4101 Financial Mathematics I 3
MATH 4020 Financial Mathematics II 3

Residency Requirement: Of the above required six courses at least five must be taken at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Learn more about the program curriculum.