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Actuarial Science Specialization, BS

Background info:

Between 10% and 12% of Mines Mathematics graduates pursue careers in the actuarial sciences, taking on positions such as actuaries, risk analysts, and liability analysts with companies such as Assurant, Boeing, Huntington National Bank, S&P Global, TD Ameritrade, and Western Union. Actuarial sciences is also one of the most popular areas of interest for prospective math majors.

Graduates earning the specialization will have the necessary mathematical and computational skills needed to prepare them for a career in actuarial sciences. They will be well-prepared to enter the workforce and actuaries and risk analysists or to pursue competitive graduate education in actuarial science or similar disciplines.

Program info:

Take normal mathematics courses in addition to Probability and Statics II, Data Analysis, and Math Modeling; take two of the following from Stochastic Models, Decision Analysis, Optimization Techniques, Database Management Systems; take two of the following from Engineering Economics, Principals of Accounting I, Principals of Accounting II, Business Finance.

Contact info:

Travis Kowalski, Department Head
McLaury 206C
(605) 394-2471

Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Travis Kowalski
Department Head/Professor
Phone: (605) 394-2471
Office: McLaury 206C