Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4-5 Semesters
Credit Hours:

Build the mathematical foundations for studying and evaluating risk and prepare for your actuarial exam with UNT's certificate program.

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Actuarial Science Certificate Highlights

Many of our faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their fields and have worked as consultants for private companies and government agencies.
The math department funds several scholarships to help you pursue your education. Positions also are available as tutors and graders.
We host various conferences, seminars and colloquiums that provide different viewpoints and discuss research being conducted in math.
Upper-level math majors frequently work with faculty members on research grants, gaining valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school.
Students also have access to our mathematics library, which contains more than 500 mathematics journal subscriptions, most of which are available electronically.
The Math Lab offers you a quiet space to complete homework or receive assistance with specific problems. It’s staffed by students with strong math backgrounds.

Actuarial Science Certificate Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Econometrics (3 hrs)
Focus on simple and multiple regression using ordinary least squares (OLS). Topics include linear and intrinsically linear regression models; estimation under ideal and non-ideal conditions; linear hypothesis testing; multicollinearity and models with dummy variables.
Economic Cycles and Forecasting (3 hrs)
Focuses on time series analysis and forecasting methodologies applied to problems typically encountered in economics and finance. Computer applications will be used to reinforce the theoretical models.
Valuation and Financial Decisions (3 hrs)
Applies the concepts of risk, return and diversification to standard capital budgeting problems. Students are introduced to basic option valuation and to the use of options and futures contracts for hedging purposes. There is a discussion of the implications of market efficiency and agency problems on corporate decisions. Finally, corporate capital structure decisions are examined.
Investments (3 hrs)
First course for the individual investor. Idea of investment value; necessary prerequisites for an investment program; policies; economic and industry factors; introduction to security analysis and valuation; operation of security markets; security laws.
Personal Risk Management (3 hrs)
Surveys the risk management and insurance disciplines from the individual’s perspective. The course incorporates an award-winning project where students create their own grade insurance product and market it to other students. Recommended for all students, regardless of major field of interest. This course also serves as a basis for more advanced RMIN courses.
Financial Mathematics (3 hrs)
The mathematical theory of interest with applications to investments and corporate finance. Topics include present and future values; annuities and variable cash flows; yield rates; amortization schedules; loans; valuation of stocks, bonds and other securities; and the assessment of corporate financial performance using standard financial methods.

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