ACT SCI 300 — PROBABILITY FOR ACTUARIES

1 credit.

Develop a knowledge of fundamental mathematical tools for quantitatively assessing risk. Emphasize the applications of these tools to problems encountered in actuarial science.

ACT SCI 301 — ACTUARIAL SCIENCE METHODS II

1 credit.

Develop a knowledge of mathematical tools for quantitatively assessing financial risk. Emphasize the applications to problems encountered in actuarial science.

ACT SCI 303 — THEORY OF INTEREST

3 credits.

Time value of money; interest compounded discretely and continuously; accumulated and present value of payments; loans and sinking funds; annuity and bond valuation; interest rate term structure; duration, immunization and interest rate swaps.

ACT SCI 365 — CONTEMPORARY TOPICS

1-3 credits.

Exploration of subject areas possibly to be introduced into the business curriculum.

ACT SCI 399 — READING AND RESEARCH-ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

1-3 credits.

Directed study in various areas of actuarial science that provides the opportunity to participate in more in-depth study (intermediate level) under the direct guidance of actuarial science faculty.

ACT SCI 640 — ACTUARIAL STATISTICS FOR RISK MODELING

4 credits.

Introduction to statistical learning theory and methods for analyzing and modeling risks in actuarial applications. Topics include linear and nonlinear models; diagnostics and assessment of predictive models; variable and model selection; and non-supervised learning techniques.

ACT SCI 650 — FUNDAMENTALS OF LONG-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELING

3 credits.

Advanced problems in the mathematical theory of life contingencies; force of mortality, laws of mortality; premiums and reserves for insurance and annuities based on a single life.

ACT SCI 651 — ADVANCED LONG-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELING

3 credits.

Joint life probabilities, annuities and insurances; multiple-decrement theory; pension fund mathematics.

ACT SCI 652 — FUNDAMENTALS OF SHORT-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELING

3 credits.

Definition and selection of probability distributions appropriate for insurance data that are heavily tailed and skewed.

ACT SCI 653 — ADVANCED SHORT-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELING

3 credits.

Estimation of parameters of probability distributions appropriate for insurance data that are heavy tailed and skewed; assessment of credibility of data for ratemaking.

ACT SCI 654 — REGRESSION AND TIME SERIES FOR ACTUARIES

2-3 credits.

Foundation of multiple regression and time series analysis with focus on business. Introduction to skills needed to become critical consumers of reports that are based on regression and time series analysis.

ACT SCI 655 — HEALTH ANALYTICS

3 credits.

Introduction to the broad area of health, integrating how researchers from multiple perspectives have investigated various aspects of health, along with the hands-on practice of learning and using statistical tools to analyze these topics.

ACT SCI 657 — RISK ANALYTICS

3 credits.

Develop a toolbox for modeling, communicating, and managing risk and uncertainty in business applications. Emphasis on the notation of probabilistic forecasting and introduces a predictive modeling framework that integrate modern machine learning methods with distribution-based regression models. Topics include heavy-tailed regression, count data regression, survival data analysis, feature engineering using neural networks and natural language processing, among others.

ACT SCI 765 — CONTEMPORARY TOPICS

1-3 credits.

Exploration of subject areas possibly to be introduced into the business curriculum.