Why study Actuarial Science at Dal?

Minimize risk by choosing to learn from the region's best

Set yourself up for a successful career by learning how to calculate and understand risk. You'll graduate prepared for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) examinations, the final step on the path to becoming a professional actuary with internationally recognized credentials.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, BSc
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

The Actuarial Science program covers a broad range of topics to ensure you have a well-rounded understanding of assessing and managing risk using today’s latest digital technologies.

Core to the program’s curriculum are courses in mathematics, statistics, economics and computer science. The material you'll cover prepares you for an exciting career as a professional actuary – anywhere in the world.

Sample courses:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Theory of Interest
  • Life Contingencies I

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

Many students who pursue a degree in Actuarial Sciences become professional actuaries working with private or public-sector employers to assess financial risks as diverse as natural disaster, insurance premiums and the impact of climate change. Careers in the actuarial field include:

  • actuary
  • risk analyst or consultant
  • insurance underwriter

Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in mathematics, statistics, or business administration.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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