Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s in Mathematics with Actuarial Science and Predictive Analytics

Admitted Mathematics majors in the Actuarial Science and Risk Management (ASRM) concentration are eligible to apply for the accelerated Bachelor’s to Master's of Science in Actuarial Science and Predictive Analytics Program. This program allows students to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in a shorter time frame.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be admitted undergraduates in the Mathematics major with an Actuarial Science and Risk Management (ASRM) concentration.

  • Students may apply for the accelerated program during the first term of their junior year (60 units completed).

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 in Mathematics courses, at the time of application, is required for full admission to the program.

  • Students must also meet one of the following requirements:

    • Received a passing score on at least one SOA exam.

    • Completed MATH 273 or MATH 283 (Calculus I), MATH 274 or MATH 284 (Calculus II), and MATH 331 (Probability) with a grade of B or higher in all three on the first attempt.

  • During the senior year, the student must complete an online graduate application with University Admissions. Admission to the graduate program is not guaranteed and is based on meeting the overall graduate admission requirements and earning a “B” or better in each graduate course taken as part of the accelerated program.

Accelerated Bachelor’s-Master’s Degree Requirements

Nine units of 500/600 level courses can be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate programs. A bachelor’s degree is awarded in Math with a concentration in Actuarial Science and Risk Management after all the bachelor’s degree requirements are met, normally in the fourth year. The Actuarial Science & Predictive Analysis (MS) degree is awarded at the completion of all degree requirements for the graduate program including the remaining graduate courses and passing at least two Society of Actuaries professional exams (which may be taken before or during the graduate study). Graduate courses must be completed at a “C” or better level to apply to the undergraduate degree requirements and “B” or better to apply to the graduate degree requirements.

Students will choose two or three courses (up to nine units) from the list below, in consultation with their advisor, which will be allowed to count toward both degrees.

MATH 533APPLIED REGRESSION AND TIME SERIES PREDICTIVE MODELING (in place of MATH 337)4
MATH 538LONG-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELS I (in place of MATH 438)4
MATH 542SHORT-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELS (in place of MATH 442)4
MATH 548LONG-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELS II (in place of MATH 448)3
MATH 585MATHEMATICAL FINANCE (in place of MATH 485)3
MATH 586RISK MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ENGINEERING (in place of MATH 486)3

Withdrawal & Eligibility

  • Continuance in the master’s program is contingent upon maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 3.00; students who do not maintain the minimum GPA will be ineligible to continue graduate work.
  • Students must receive a grade of B or better in the double-counted graduate-level courses.

  • Students who do not successfully complete the bachelor’s portion of the program, or whose cumulative GPA does not meet the requirements for the program, may not proceed to the graduate-level unless such deficiencies are resolved.

  • Students who complete the bachelor’s degree but decide not to continue with the master’s program can utilize their completed graduate coursework toward their bachelor's degree but will be considered terminated in the accelerated program.

  • The student will be allowed to use the graduate courses to complete the bachelor's degree.

  • Students may withdraw from the accelerated bachelor’s – master’s degree program in Actuarial Science and Predictive Analytics at any time by informing the Chairperson and Graduate Program Director to that effect in writing.

  • A student who does not follow the approved plan of graduate work may become ineligible to participate in this accelerated degree program.

  • If a student becomes ineligible to participate in the accelerated program, the Actuarial Science and Predictive Analytics Program Director shall inform the student in writing.

  • A student who is ineligible to continue participation in or who withdraws from the accelerated degree program cannot double-count any courses for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.