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Certificate in Actuarial Science

The Certificate in Actuarial Studies 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 requirement of the Society of Actuaries and be prepared to take the first two actuarial examinations (P and FM).

Required Courses

Completion of the certificate requires the following courses. Please note that many of these courses have prerequisites so anyone pursuing the certificate should work carefully with an academic advisor.

Course Name Credit Hours
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 3010 Financial Mathematics I 3
MATH 3020 Financial Mathematics II 3
Total Hours 18

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