Actuarial Science Degree

Turn numbers into insights

Are you fascinated by mathematics, statistics, and financial risk management? Do you enjoy problem-solving and analytical thinking? Our actuarial science program might be the perfect fit for you! This major is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the dynamic and rewarding career.

Tomorrow's analysts are getting prepared right here.

From data to decisions, lead the way in financial forecasting and risk management with an actuarial science degree.

Actuarial science is a discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance, and other industries. Actuaries are essential in helping organizations manage uncertainty and make informed decisions. The Anderson University actuarial science degree provides a strong foundation in mathematics, economics, statistcs, and finance.

Our courses cover a wide range of topics including probability, statistics, financial mathematics, and actuarial models. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of risk management.


Throughout AU’s actuarial science degree program, you’ll explore how businesses encounter risks and how mathematics can help understand and start to reduce those risks. Our emphasis on mathematical theory is crucial to your success. At AU, we go beyond basic calculations to uncover why math works, not just how. This focus will prepare you to grasp complex connections, analyze interconnected data, and consider intricate risk factors effectively.


This bachelor of arts actuarial science degree program is interdisciplinary, which means you will be taught by our talented faculty from the Falls School of Business and the Department of Mathematics.


Among the classes in the 53-hour major are:

  • Business Finance
  • Calculus
  • Investments
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Money & Banking
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Problem Seminar
  • View the courses required.
  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Analysis
  • Insurance Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Risk Management

Actuaries are well-compensated and enjoy excellent job security. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of actuaries is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.

Meet our math and business faculty during your campus visit.

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