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Actuarial Sciences, BS/MS Accelerated Program

Offered in: CHICAGO

The mathematics and actuarial science faculty at Roosevelt offers an accelerated BS in Actuarial Science/MS in Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Science program to eligible students. Students entering this program can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than earning these degrees separately would require. Students apply at the end of their sophomore year and are accepted into the degree program during their junior year (after having completed at least 60 semester hours), begin enrolling in graduate courses in their senior year (after completing 75 semester hours), and complete the requirements for the MS degree in their fifth year. As undergraduates, eligible students may earn between 9-12 credit hours (taking 3-4 graduate level courses), which are applied towards both the undergraduate degree, as well as the graduate degree. Graduate courses taken during the student’s senior year will depend on the courses the student has remaining to complete his/her undergraduate degree in actuarial science. Once the student completes the BS, the graduate-level courses taken as an undergraduate will be transferred to their MS transcript.

Admission

Applicants must have a desire to become professional actuaries and must be either:

  1. Actuarial Science majors at Roosevelt University, minoring in both Business and Computer Science, having a 3.25 GPA (or better) in all actuarial science or mathematics courses taken at Roosevelt, and a minimum of three of these courses by the time of application, or other evidence of scholarly capability. Students should apply at the end of their sophomore year.
  2. High school students accepted into the BS in Actuarial Science with a 3.5 GPA (or higher) and a 25 ACT (or higher), or other evidence of scholarly capability.

Accepted students must also agree to finish the MS in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science program at Roosevelt and maintain good standing in master’s level courses.

Acceptance into the program will be decided by a departmental committee.

Degree Awards

The BS is awarded when all undergraduate requirements are completed (with substitution of three or four graduate level courses for three or four undergraduate courses). The MS is awarded when all graduate requirements are completed.

Application Deadline: May 1