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Undergraduate Actuarial Science

Undergraduate Actuarial Program - B.S. or B.A in Mathematics, Actuarial Science Specialization

The Undergraduate Major in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science Specialization, is awarded through the College of Science and Engineering (B.S. Mathematics), or the College of Liberal Arts (B.A. Mathematics). Students develop a strong foundation in mathematics, and participate in "real-world" courses taught by faculty and practicing actuaries. Courses and preparation workshops prepare students for the actuarial exams. The curriculum also includes Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society approved courses that enable students to complete their Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements while in college. There are also many career activities associated with the major. These include but are not limited to:

  • An Actuarial Mentoring program where mentees are matched for an academic year with practicing actuaries from the large local twin cities insurance hub.
  • An active Actuary Club run by students. Some of the activities members of the club benefit from are: an annual career fair with 20+ insurance and actuarial consulting firms, multiple on-site visits to many of the local firms, continuous company informational meetings on campus and career development workshops.


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Actuarial Science
Class of 2014

Being mindful of carving out a career path early on put me in a good position to choose my desired career opportunities.