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Bachelor of Science

Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences

Program of Study

Coursework focuses on key areas like computer science, statistics, accounting and economics, giving you the knowledge and confidence to pass the National Actuarial Examinations. Excelling in these exams is essential to securing employment in the actuary field.

Combined major and minor sequence (64 credits)

Mathematics Courses (37 credits)

  • Calculus I or Algebra and Calculus II
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus of Several Variables
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Proofs and corequisite Information Literacy in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Theory of Interest
  • Probability for Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Life Contingencies I
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Applied Statistics

Computer Science Courses (6 credits)

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Data Processing Principles
  • Scientific Computing
  • Object Oriented Programming for Data Processing Applications
  • Data Structures

Business Courses (6 credits)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management

Economics Courses (15 credits)

  • Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
  • Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Financial Economics

Honors Program

A student may be admitted formally to the Department’s honors program in actuarial science at any time after the sophomore year. However, any student who is interested in the program should see the Director of the Actuarial Science Program as early as possible for informal advisement concerning the honors thesis.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for program and actuary exam details.

For more information, contact Steven Plotnick at 518-442-4615 or


Career outcomes

With a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences you will be prepared to work in the actuarial industry or a closely related field such as health insurance, life insurance, property insurance, pension and retirement benefits, and enterprise risk. Potential job titles include:

  • Insurance underwriter
  • Budget analyst
  • Auditor
  • Statistician
  • Financial advisor
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