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Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science is a joint program of Mathematics and Statistics that emphasizes Economics and Management coursework. Students can prepare for six or seven of the nine course exams required 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.

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.

Plan of Study

Actuarial Science Webpage

Transfer to Actuarial Science

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

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

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1771

College of Science

Careers in Actuarial Science

  •   Actuary

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