The Mathematics/Actuarial Science 3/2 Program

Actuarial Science is a discipline that assesses financial risks in the insurance and finance fields using mathematical and statistical methods. It applies the mathematics of probability and statistics to define, analyze and solve the financial implications of uncertain future events.

Why Should I Enroll in this Program?
  • Our 3-2 program lets you earn two degrees in five years - a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College and a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from Robert Morris University.
  • Actuarial Science is a growing field that has attracted more and more interest every year. It leads to some of the highest paid jobs.

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  • This is a joint program with Robert Morris University. Students in the program will spend 3 years at Saint Vincent and 2 years at Robert Morris.
  • Robert Morris was one of the original 10 universities that were awarded a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries. Currently only 17 programs in US have this designation. “Centers of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) are university/college actuarial programs that have met eight specific requirements related to degree, curriculum, graduate count, faculty composition, graduate quality, appropriate integration, connection to industry, and research/scholarship.” (from the Society of Actuaries web page)
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Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics/Actuarial Science

Core Requirements (36 credits*)
History (one 100 level and one 200 level) - 6 credits
PL 101 First Philosophy - 3 credits
Another Philosophy Course - 3 credits
EL 102 Language and Rhetoric - 3 credits
Literature Course - 3 credits
Foreign Language (intermediate level) - 6 credits
CA 120 Public Presentation - 3 credits
TH 119 First Theology - 3 credits
Theology course - 3 credits
Music or Fine Arts (e.g., AR 100) - 3 credits

* The other core curriculum requirements are satisfied by some of the courses listed below. 

Major Requirements
MA 111 Analytical Calculus I - 4 Credits
MA 112 Analytical Calculus II - 4 Credits
MA 113 Analytical Calculus III - 4 Credits
MA 114 Differential Equations - 4 Credits
MA 115 Linear Algebra - 3 Credits
MA 208 Probability and Statistics I - 3 Credits
MA 209 Prob & Stats II (new course) - 3 Credits
Abstract Algebra or Real Analysis - 8 Credits
Two Science Sequences - 8 Credits
CS 102 Fundamentals of IT and Computing - 3 Credits
BA 100 Financial Accounting I - 3 Credits
BA 101 Financial Accounting II - 3 Credits
BA 320 Corporate Finance I - 3 Credits
BA 350 Business Statistics - 3 Credits

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Exams

In order to be an actuary one must pass a series of actuarial exams through the Society of Actuaries professional organization. Passing the first exam would be required before transferring to Robert Morris.

  • Learning Objectives

    • To provide a well-rounded scientific and liberal arts education that prepares students for entry into our partner institution for successful completion of an actuarial science degree and for a rewarding career.
    • To enable qualified students to receive both a liberal and technical education and, in so doing, to provide the Nation with more broadly educated actuaries.
    • To provide a student who has not yet decided between actuarial science and other disciplines additional time to make that decision while the student studies both arts and sciences during the first three years at Saint Vincent College.