Degree Programs

Actuarial Science

The Mathematics and Statistics Department at Washburn University is proud to be the only school in the state of Kansas that has an actuarial science program recognized by the Society of Actuaries as an advanced undergraduate program.  Our coursework prepares majors in this program to be able to pass the first two examinations of the Society of Actuaries. 

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MA 151 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 5
MA 152 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 5
MA 250 Theory of Interest 3
MA 253 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 3
MA 301 Linear Algebra 3
MA 343 Applied Statistics 3
MA 344 Mathematical Statistics I 3
MA 345 Mathematical Statistics II 3
MA 346 Regression Analysis 3
MA 347 Stochastic Processes 3
MA 348 Time Series 3
MA 385 Actuarial Mathematics 3
AC 224 Financial Accounting 3
AC 225 Managerial Accounting 3
EC 200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BU 374 Principles of Risk & Insurance 3
BU 381 Business Finance 3
BU 483 Investment 3

We also offer MA 271 and MA 349 that are one hour courses designed to prepare students for Actuarial Science Examinations. They are offered on demand or an out-of-sequence basis.