Course Requirements: Actuarial Science Concentration

We expect the program to continue for three more years after this academic year. Professor Jean Lemaire will continue to serve as the Academic Advisor for the Actuarial Science Program. Current students (including freshmen) will be able to have a concentration in Actuarial Science. Students interested in the program are encouraged get in touch with their advisor and/or Jean Lemaire to discuss their options. The Department will be working with individual students to provide flexible options for the concentration. We plan to offer STAT451 and STAT452 next year (AY20-21). It is not likely that we will offer STAT453, but STAT433 is an excellent alternative for students interested in Actuarial Science. We will continue to provide access to a study library of materials for the actuarial exams, and to pay the students’ actuarial exam fees (in accordance with current procedures as listed on the Department web page).

The concentration in actuarial science consists of four courses – one required and three electives.

REQUIRED COURSE (1 CU):

STAT 451 / BEPP 451 – Fundamentals of Actuarial Science I

ELECTIVES (3 CU):

STAT 405: Statistical Computing with R (0.5 CUs)
STAT 422: Predictive Analytics (0.5 CUs)
STAT 433: Stochastic Processes
STAT 435: Forecasting Methods for Management
STAT 452 / BEPP 452: Fundamentals of Actuarial Science II
STAT 453 / BEPP 453: Actuarial Statistics
STAT 470: Data Analytics and Statistical Computing
STAT 471: Modern Data Mining

Other electives may be approved by the Director of the Actuarial Science Program, Professor Jean Lemaire (lemaire@wharton.upenn.edu).