BS in Actuarial Science


In the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, we offer B.S. in Actuarial Science which will prepare you for a career in the actuarial profession. Multiple actuarial designations are available nowadays, including Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, Certified Enterprise Risk Analyst and Registered Professional Liability Underwriter. Our degree will help you pass the actuarial exams which are necessary to obtain these certifications and future career advancement. You can also join theActuarial Association to meet other students who share your interests and aspirations.

All actuarial science majors will be assigned a faculty advisor. Their advice is crucial in designing a coherent undergraduate program.

In the course sequence PSTAT 296AB, Research for Actuaries, students will complete research projects in the area of actuarial science. Each project will be supervised by at least one ladder faculty member and approved by a project committee that includes at least two members of the department's ladder faculty.

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Recommended preparation for major:

  • Two years of algebra
  • Courses in plane geometry and trigonometry at high school

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The Undergraduate Office maintains a listserv that is used to disseminate information to Actuarial Science students. To subscribe to the Actuarial Science majors listserv, simply join the Actuarial Science major mail list.


April Campbell
Undergraduate Program Advisor
(805) 893-2129, South Hall 5607A.

Dr. Raya Feldman
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Undergraduate Advisor

Dr. Michael Ludkovski and Dr. Raya Feldman
Co-directors of Actuarial Studies


Still have questions? Feel free to visit the Department
at 5607A South Hall (right next to the bus loop).
Our hours are: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00
Tel: (805) 893-2129