Actuarial Science

Students who have a strong interest in mathematics and business should investigate the Actuarial Science field of study.  Actuaries use mathematical, statistical, and economic models to design, price, finance, and operate benefit plans which protect people from risks of injury, illness, death, property damage, and the loss of income due to unemployment or retirement.  A required background in calculus, accounting, and economics can be acquired at Illinois Central College.   

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
ECON 110 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  3
ECON 111 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE  7
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3 to 4

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 120 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  4
ACCTG 121 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING  4
CMPSC 125
or
CS I: PROGRAMMING IN C++ 
or
3
ENGR 230 PROGRAMMING ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS  3
MATH 223 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II  4
MATH 224 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III  4
MATH 230 LINEAR ALGEBRA  3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts degree

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MATH 222; ENGL 110; Life Science; Social Science
Spring Semester 1MATH 223; ENGR 230 or CMPSC 125; ENGL 111; Physical Science; Fine Arts
Fall Semester 2MATH 224; COMM 110 or COMM 212; ACCTG 120; ECON 110; Humanities
Spring Semester 2MATH 230; ACCTG 121; ECON 111; Humanities/Fine Arts; Electives

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309)694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training