Actuarial Sciences

Associate of Arts (DTA)

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Actuaries use mathematical and other skills to measure and manage risk regarding financial and social problems. An actuary might deal with questions such as: How will changing the legal drinking age affect the amount insurance companies pay out for auto accidents? Should a professional baseball team sign a certain player or not? What is the risk of a hurricane hitting Florida and what is the expected cost of recovery?

TCC offers courses that cover the first two years of a typical four-year college actuarial sciences program. Students will earn an Associate of Arts degree (DTA) to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Associate of Arts 

 Your guided path toward earning your degree

Requirements
Degree Program
Career Options

 

While in high school, students should take as many math and statistics-related courses as possible. Post-school, students may need to take pre-requisite courses at TCC. 

 

The Associate of Arts (DTA) degree is directly transferable to most Washington baccalaureate institutions (four-year colleges and universities). It is a general transfer degree appropriate for a wide variety of major areas of study. Students who transfer will be granted junior standing upon transfer.

Degree Worksheet (PDF) Associate of Arts (DTA) Degree
2018-2019 Distribution Course List (PDF)

For students who wish to major in actuarial sciences, here is the recommended course schedule at TCC:

First Year
Fall Winter Spring
Math& 151
HUMANITIES
ENGL& 101
MATH& 152
ECON& 201
English Comp or Speaking Skills
MATH& 153
ECON& 202
NATURAL SCIENCE
Second Year
Fall Winter Spring
MATH 220
NATURAL SCIENCE
HUMANITIES
MATH& 254
SOCIAL SCIENCE
HUMANITIES
3 CREDIT PE & 2 CREDIT ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE
ELECTIVE

 

Careers in Actuarial Sciences include:

Teacher

Actuary

Contact Us

FACULTY ADVISOR

Kendra Feinstein

kfeinstein@tacomacc.edu

253-566-5316
Bldg. F1-52

Common Transfer Schools

This transfer degree can be applied toward a bachelor's degree in actuarial science.

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