Actuarial Science

College of 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

 

Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

 

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.

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.

 

 


 

Contact Information

Recruiting Coordinator
sciencerecruiting@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-1771

Careers

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. 


Related Career Interests

Business/Management

Finance and Investing

Mathematics