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Insurance & Actuarial Science

The insurance major offers training in the areas of risk and insurance, life and health, property liability, risk management, and employee benefits. These courses provide the foundation for a wide variety of careers in insurance and risk management. 

A special program in actuarial science is also available. 

The Center for Insurance Education provides scholarships, internships, and assistance in professional examination preparation. 

UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM INSURANCE 

Course names in italics are those School of Business courses that require prerequisites. For more information see the individual departmental course prerequisite information sheet available in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 222 of the School of Business. Be aware that certain College of Arts & Sciences courses on this curriculum sheet also require prerequisites. Any student enrolled in a School of Business course must satisfy any and all prerequisites for that course. Any student who has enrolled in a course without the proper prerequisite(s) will be withdrawn from the course. 

Insurance Electives: 

FINA-320 Principles of Personal Financial Planning
FINA-330 Principles of Investment 
REEH-100 Principles and Practice of Real Estate 
BLAW-306 Business Law II 
 
UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: INSURANCE 

21 Total Semester Hours:

INSU-350 Risk and Insurance 
INSU-351 Life and Health Insurance 
INSU-352 Property Liability Insurance 
INSU-354 Risk Management 
INSU-355 Employee Benefit 
INSU-357 Independent Study in Insurance 
INSU-358 Independent Study in Insurance 

Graduation Requirements:

Minimum semester credits required: 121-123.

Minimum cumulative grade point average for all semester credits earned: 2.0. 

Maximum number of semester credits accepted with an earned grade of D: 21. 

Maximum number of credits accepted in the business core curriculum with an earned grade of D: 6. 

Minimum cumulative grade point average earned in course requirements in the major: 2.5. 

A grade of D or F is not accepted in these required major courses. Courses including, but not limited to, College Algebra I, those courses taught in the Center for Academic Reinforcement, and any other remedial courses as determined by the School of Business do not count toward the graduation requirements. 

Students may transfer credits from other Schools and Colleges but only credits approved by the School of Business will count toward a business degree. For more information inquire in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 222, School of Business. 

The Department of Finance, Insurance, and International Business is located in Suite 236 and can be contacted at (202) 806-1568.

UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM INSURANCE (ACTUARIAL SCIENCE) 

See the General Education Electives Sheet 

UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: ACTUARIAL SCIENCE 

30 Total Semester Hours: 

INSU-350 Risk and Insurance 
INSU-351 Life and Health Insurance 
INSU-352 Prop Liability Insurance 
MATH-156 Calculus I 
MATH-157 Calculus II 
MATH-158 Calculus III 
MATH-180 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
MATH-189 Probability and Statistics I 
MATH-190 Probability and Statistics II 
MATH-164 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
 
Graduation Requirements: 

Minimum semester credits required: 122-124. 

Minimum cumulative grade point average for all semester credits earned: 2.0. 

Maximum number of semester credits accepted with an earned grade of D: 21. 

Maximum number of credits accepted in the business core curriculum with an earned grade of D: 6. 

Minimum cumulative grade point average earned in course requirements in the major: 2.5. 

A grade of D or F is not accepted in these required major courses. Courses including, but not limited to, College Algebra I, those courses taught in the Center for Academic Reinforcement, and any other remedial courses as determined by the School of Business do not count toward the graduation requirements. 

Students may transfer credits from other Schools and Colleges but only credits approved by the School of Business will count toward a business degree. For more information inquire in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 222, School of Business. 

The Department of Finance, Insurance, and International Business is located in Suite 236 and can be contacted at (202) 806-1568.

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