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Actuarial Science (CSH)

The Actuarial Science program will prepare you to analyze the financial consequences of risk and uncertainty. You will learn to interpret statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, death and the loss of property from theft and n​atural disasters.

You will utilize mathematics, statistics and financial theory to learn to:

  • Apply the laws of probability and statistics to problems
  • Understand the theory of interest and its applications to the pricing of securities
  • Calculate the financial costs and benefits of insurance for various individuals
  • Design, implement and monitor life contingency models
  • Describe risk management frameworks and identify how specific risks can be quantified
  • Study uncertain future events, concerning risk management and insurance


Sample Courses:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Principles of Risk and Insurance
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Risk Management
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Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Actuary
  • Assessor
  • Education
  • Cost estimator
  • Credit analyst
  • Insurance underwriter

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