CWU College of the Sciences Transfer Map

Actuarial Science, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science is designed to prepare a student in both the mathematics and business areas necessary for success in the rigorous but rewarding actuarial profession. An actuary uses specialized mathematical skills from probability and statistics to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems. Actuaries create and manage insurance programs that reduce the adverse financial impact of both expected and unexpected things that happen to people, such as illnesses, accidents, and death. In addition, actuaries design pension programs, making sure there are sufficient resources to pay retirement and death benefits while also charging participants in the insurance or retirement plan a fair price.

Likely Career Paths

Actuary, Business Analyst, Statistician, Data Science, Risk Analyst

Key Considerations

Cost: University-wide costs ( 

Location: Ellensburg

Primary contact: Dr. Kathy Temple||

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
MATH 172 Calculus I MATH& 151
MATH 173 Calculus II MATH& 152
MATH 272 Multivariable Calculus I MATH& 153 or MATH& 163
MATH 273 Multivariable Calculus II MATH& 254 or MATH& 264
MATH 265 Linear Algebra I Course numbers vary, see TES
ECON 201 Principles of Micro Economics ECON& 201
ECON 202 Principles of Macro Economics ECON& 202

MATH& 153 + MATH& 254 = CWU MATH 272 & 273

MATH& 163 + MATH& 264 = CWU MATH 272 & 273


The Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) provides CWU equivalencies for courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising Notes

  • Any Washington state DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) degree will satisfy all general education requirements.
  • Admission requirements are completion of MATH 172 and MATH 173 with grades of C or higher.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of C in any course that fulfills a major requirement.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major. Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | |

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |