Undergraduate degrees

The Illinois Actuarial Science Program offers an undergraduate curriculum that prepares students for professional or academic careers in the actuarial and risk management professions.

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Curriculum and requirements
Undergraduate advising notes
On-campus transfer information (UI students only)
Off-campus transfer information

Department Distinction

Graduation with distinction will be awarded on the basis of overall performance, including, e.g., grade-point average and the passing of professional actuarial exams.

Correlation between UI courses and professional actuarial exams

Although not part of the formal degree requirements, actuarial science students at both undergraduate and graduate levels who are planning to undertake an actuarial career should consider the taking of professional actuarial exams to be a core component of their preparation.

Society of Actuaries Casualty Actuarial Society U of I
Exam P Probability Exam 1 Probability ASRM 401
Exam FM Financial Mathematics Exam 2 Financial Mathematics ASRM 210
Exam IFM
Investment and Financial Markets
Exam 3F
Financial Economics
ASRM 410
Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics
  ASRM 471
ASRM 472
Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics`
  ASRM 461
Exam SRM
Statistics for Risk Modeling
  ASRM 450
ASRM 451
  Modern Actuarial Statistics I ASRM 409
ASRM 402
ASRM 450
  Modern Actuarial Statistics II ASRM 461
ASRM 451
  Exam 5
Basics Techniques of Rate Making and Estimating Claim Liabilities
ASRM 469
Validation by Educational Experience
VEE - Corporate Finance VEE - Corporate Finance FIN 221 or FIN 321
VEE - Economics VEE - Economics ECON 102 and 103
ECON 302 and 303
VEE - Mathematical Statistics   ASRM 402

Casualty Actuarial Society Syllabus of Basic Education

Society of Actuaries Education Requirements

Other links

Actuarial Science Club
What is an Actuary?
So, You Want to Be an Actuary
Be An Actuary
Casualty Actuarial Society
Society of Actuaries