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The QC Actuarial Studies for Business Major

The Actuarial Studies for Business major prepares students for a career path in the insurance industry, as well as preparing them for a series of actuarial examinations.

Requirements for Actuarial Studies Majors:

1. Admission requires a GPA of 3.3 (subject to revision) in the first four courses listed below.
2. The minimum GPA is 2.7 for courses taken for the major in finance at Queens College.
3. No Individual Grade below C- is accepted.
4. No more than 21 credits can be transferred into the program from other colleges.

Important Announcement for Actuarial Majors:
Please do not wait until your last semester to take Math 242. It is a course that closes quickly, often during preregistration. When you determine the semester you plan on taking Math 242, please email your name, cuny id, and desired semester to joan.nix@qc.cuny.edu. Please note that your request must be submitted no later than the first week of the semester that you plan on REGISTERING for Math 242. There are no guarantees that you will be able to take the course during your desired semester, therefore, please do not want until your LAST semester at QC to take this course.

19 Required Courses and 2 Electives as follows:
1 ACCT 101
2 ACCT 102
3 ECON 101
4 ECON 102
5 MATH 141 or 151
6 MATH 142 and 143, or 152
7 MATH 201
8 MATH 241
9 MATH 242 - Preregistration is strongly advised for Math 242. Students must email Wallace Goldberg, Chairperson of the Mathematics Department, at wallace.goldberg@qc.cuny.edu prior to pre-registration.
10 ACCT 261 or ACCT 367
11 ECON 225
12 ECON 226
13 BUS 160W
14 BUS 241
15 BUS 243
16 BUS 247
17 BUS 341W
18 CSCI 48
19 PHIL 160
20 First Globalization and Environment Elective.
21 Second Globalization and Environment Elective.

Six Recommended Courses for Actuarial Examination
1 MATH 116
2 MATH 271
3 MATH 272
4 BUS 350
5 BUS 352
6 BUS 353

Students who wish to pursue a career as an actuary may also opt to major in Mathematics, pursuing the Actuarial Science option. Please see http://qcpages.qc.edu/math/ for information about this option and http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/math/actuarial.html for more information about the actuarial exams