Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science is a joint program of Mathematics and Statistics that emphasizes Economics and Management coursework. Students can prepare for four to five of the nine course exams to become an actuary and also will be eligible for all three VEEs (Validation by Educational Experience) upon successful completion of all required and recommended courses. In addition, most students also earn a second major in Statistics and a minor in Management.

Actuarial Science Website

Plan of Study

Actuarial Science, BS

Actuarial Science Honors, BS

Related Career Interests

Careers in Actuarial Science

Most Actuarial Science graduates become actuaries. Actuaries are highly desirable in management positions because of their multidisciplinary background and strong quantitative emphasis. Graduates are highly recruited by top insurance companies. Some go on to graduate school in business or finance, and some take jobs as statisticians or in other math-related careers. 

Transfer to Actuarial Science

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA:2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

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