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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Organizational and Business Communication (BA)

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This major is designed for students looking to integrate the skills, knowledge, and values of a broad academic program and apply them to the challenges of the workplace. Students will learn, integrate and apply a range of perspectives and decision-making models as they strive to advance their careers. Students will learn that success in the workplace and in their personal lives depends on their ability to create and apply solutions based on their thinking across academic disciplines.

Minimum required credit hours: 120
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Integrative and Experiential Core

  • First Year (FYS) or Transition Year Seminar (TYS)
  • Integrated Studies (INST)
  • Senior Year Experience (SYE)

Discipline-Based Skills Development

  • Mathematics
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Series (LFW)
  • Skills Development
    • Oral/Written Communication
    • Language Proficiency
    • Laboratory and Experimental Design

Writing Intensive

     See General Education Requirements  for specifics.



In order to graduate from any university a student should take a significant portion of the hours for his or her program of study from that university, take a significant proportion of hours in the major from that university, and take a significant proportion of the “signature elements” of that university’s general education requirements.

At Otterbein, at least 36 credit hours of coursework must be taken in Otterbein classes. MATH 0900 cannot be used to help fulfill this requirement.  Of these hours:

  • at least 9 credit hours must be taken in each of a student’s majors at the 3000 level or above,
  • at least 5 credit hours (any level) must be taken in each minor, and
  • at least one INST 2XXX thread course, INST 3XXX, and an SYE course must be taken at Otterbein.


If the coursework taken to fulfill the General Education Requirements and the requirements in your major do not equal 120 credit hours, select a sufficient number of electives to achieve that total.


A GPA of 2.0 overall as well as in the major must be achieved.


A prospective graduate must complete an Application for Degree with the Office of the Registrar one term prior to the term in which the degree is to be completed.

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