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 the Actuarial 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


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


Wendy Meiring
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Hal Pedersen
Director 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