Statistics Major with Concentration in Actuarial Science - Bachelor of Science (BS)

(All colleges)

53 -54 credits

MTH 207Calculus I5
MTH 208Calculus II4
MTH 308Linear Algebra with Differential Equations4
or MTH 309 Linear Algebra
STAT 245Probability and Statistics4
STAT 345Statistical Computing3
STAT 441Mathematical Statistics I3
STAT 442Mathematical Statistics II3
STAT 445Correlation and Regression Analysis3
STAT 446Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments3
ACC 221Accounting Principles I3
ACC 222Accounting Principles II3
ECO 110Microeconomics and Public Policy3
ECO 120Global Macroeconomics3
FIN 355Principles of Financial Management3
Select one course from the following:3-4
Communication in Teams
Introduction to Econometrics
Technical Writing
Writing in the Sciences
Financial Modeling
Enterprise Systems for Decision Making and Data Analytics
Management of Business Analytics
Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus
Advanced Research Methods
Methods of Social Research II
Select one course from the following:3
Numerical Methods
Real Analysis I
Categorical Data Analysis 1
Environmental Statistics
Nonparametric Statistics 1
Operations Research
Applied Multivariate Statistics 1
Total Credits53-54

Students considering applying to the Dual Degree in Statistics and Applied Statistics Program should consult with their advisor or the chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department before enrolling in STAT 443, STAT 444, STAT 447, or STAT 449.

The following courses are approved by the Society of Actuaries for Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit:

STAT 442Mathematical Statistics II3
STAT 446Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments3
ECO 110Microeconomics and Public Policy3
ECO 120Global Macroeconomics3
FIN 355Principles of Financial Management3

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.  

College of Science and Health (CSH) Bachelor of Science core requirements

B.S. and B.A. students graduating from the College of Science and Health are required to take two natural laboratory science courses selected from the general education laboratory science category (GE 05) and/or from BIO 203, BIO 304, BIO 210, CHM 104, GEO 221, GEO 222, PHY 104 or PHY 204, and they either must take two mathematics courses or one math course and one computer science course from the math/logical systems category of the general education requirements (GE 02). One of the two science courses must be from a department outside of the student’s major department.

Note: Math courses can be pairs, i.e. 150 and 151; MTH/CS majors can use two science courses from same department.

For the Bachelor of Science degree, in addition to all other College of Science and Health core requirements, students from non-exempted programs1 must complete one of the following options. It is recommended that courses are selected in consultation with students’ academic advisor.

  1. Complete a second major; or

  2. Complete a minor outside the major; or

  3. Complete two certificates outside the major with at least 12 combined credits at the 300/400 level; or

  4. Complete an individualized option, consisting of 18 credits

    1. At least 12 credits must be earned at the 300/400 level outside the major department.

    2. The remaining six credits should come from

      1. 100 level or higher courses outside the major (General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.); or

      2. 300/400 level courses inside major not being used to fulfill major requirements.

    3. Internship credits may not count toward the individualized option.


The list of exempted CSH programs is below.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college.
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1, 2
  5. At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 level courses. Transfer courses earned or transferred at the 300/400 level apply to this requirement.
  6. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1, 2 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  7. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  8. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.


The grade point average recorded at the time the degree is awarded will not be affected by future enrollment.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the college academic services director in their college/school for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

At least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400-level. 

Note: New students and transfer students with less than 12 credits earned are required to take FYS 100 First-Year Seminar (3 cr.) during one of their first two semesters at UWL.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student in planning their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
MTH 207 (Gen Ed Math)5MTH 208 (Gen Ed Math)4
PHY 203 (or other Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)4PHY 204 (or other Natural Lab Science)4
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3
FYS 100 (Gen Ed First-Year Seminar)3Gen Ed Minority Cultures3
 15 14
Year 2
STAT 2454STAT 3453
MTH 308 or 3094ECO 110 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3
ECO 120 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3ACC 2213
Gen Ed Arts2-3Gen Ed Arts2-3
Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3University Elective4
 16 15
Year 3
STAT 4413STAT 4423
ACC 2223CSH Core (300/400 not MTH) or Minor13
University Elective3FIN 3553
Gen Ed Humanistic Studies3Gen Ed World Hist3
CSH Core (300/400 not MTH) or Minor13Stats Elective 3-4
 15 15
Year 4
STAT 4453STAT 4463
Stats Elective23CSH Core (300/400 not MTH) or Minor13
University Elective at 300/400 level3University Elective13
University Elective3University Elective at 300/400 level3
University Elective3University Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

See CSH BS Core Requirements for information on completing the individualized option. 300/400 requirements for graduation may be impacted.


Students considering applying to the Dual Degree in Statistics and Applied Statistics Program should consult with their advisor or the chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department before enrolling in STAT 443, STAT 447, or STAT 449.