Feb 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Actuarial Science Degree with Honors


The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers the exceptional student an opportunity to earn a degree with honors in any of the two majors. Any statistics or actuarial student may become a candidate for an honors degree at the end of the sophomore year provided the student has a 3.00 or higher overall GPA and has a 3.50 or higher GPA in all STAT/ACSC courses completed.

A student with these qualifications who wishes to become an honors degree candidate should go to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science to fill out a candidacy form and be assigned an honors adviser. After the end of the sophomore year, a student showing exceptional talent may also become an honors degree candidate by obtaining consent from the department.

Most 300-level and 400-level statistics and actuarial courses may be taken as honors courses.

Requirements


Maintain a 3.00 or higher overall GPA.

Maintain a 3.50 or higher GPA for STAT/ACSC courses numbered 300 and above.

Take at least four STAT/ACSC honors courses numbered 300 or higher. In one of the 400-level honors courses, prepare and submit an independent study paper on a suitable topic. The paper must be approved by the instructor of the course and by the honors degree adviser.