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209.946.2347
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Caroline Quiroga
Department Administrative Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton CA 95211
cquiroga@pacific.edu

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

The actuarial science major provides students with the necessary background coursework for a career as an actuary. Actuaries are professionals who assemble and analyze data to estimate the probability and likely cost of an event such as death, sickness, injury, disability or loss of property. It is consistently one of the most secure and highest-paying professions available, even during tough economic times. This program offers an opportunity for students to develop the skills expected of entry level actuaries; equipping them with the tools to help companies and businesses to better anticipate and manage risk. The program also prepares students for the first five professional actuarial credentialing exams (Exam P, Exam FM, Exam MFE, Exam MLC or Exam C).

Meet the Actuarial Science Advisory Board

I. General Education Requirements
Minimum 42 units and 12 courses that include:

  • PACS 001 What is a Good Society 4
  • PACS 002 Topical Seminar on a Good Society 4
  • PACS 003 What is an Ethical Life? 3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units
complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and PACS 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
    • IB. U.S. Studies
    • IC. Global Studies
  • Arts and Humanities
    • IIA. Language and Literature
    • IIB. Worldviews and Ethics
    • IIC. Visual and Performing Arts
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • IIIA. Natural Sciences
    • IIIB. Mathematics and Formal Logic
    • IIIC. Science, Technology and Society
    • Or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general
education program.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)
Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to
complete a designated course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or
major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Quantitative analysis


IV. Breadth Requirement

Students complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers
the course(s) in that discipline. (This includes general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units,
internships, etc.)

V. Major Requirements

  • MATH 051 Calculus I 
  • MATH 053 Calculus II 
  • MATH 055 Calculus III 
  • MATH 057 Applied Differential Equations I: ODEs 
  • MATH 037 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 
  • MATH 131 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 75 Linear Algebra 
  • MATH 121 Financial Mathematics I 
  • MATH 122 Financial Mathematics II 
  • MATH 123 Models of Financial Economics I 
  • MATH 124 Models of Financial Economics II
  • COMP 51 Introduction to Computer Science 
  • ECON 053 Introductory Microeconomics 
  • ECON 055 Introductory Macroeconomics 
  • BUSI 031 Principle of Financial Accounting 

Select one of the following:

  • MATH 130 Applied Statistics 
  • MATH 132 Mathematical Statistics II 


Select three of the following (minimum 3 units per course): 10-12

  • MATH 125 Actuarial Models I 
  • MATH 126 Actuarial Models II 
  • MATH 127 Models of Life Contingencies I 
  • MATH 128 Models of Life Contingencies II 
  • MATH 072 Operations Research Models 
  • ECON 190 Econometrics 
  • BUSI 113A Intermediate Accounting I 
  • BUSI 113B Intermediate Accounting II