Actuarial Science Specialization

What is the Actuarial Science program? 

The University of Minnesota Actuarial Science undergraduate program prepares students to play a role in financial services and data analytics fields, especially within insurance and risk analysis. The program provides a strong background in mathematics, statistics, economics, insurance, finance, and programming. Students participate in technical and applied courses taught by credentialed actuaries and professors as well as visiting practicing actuaries. Courses and workshops prepare students for the actuarial exams and other Society of Actuary (SOA) and Casualty Actuary Society (CAS) requirements.    


The Society of Actuaries recognizes our program within the Universities and Colleges with Advanced Curriculum. We offer courses aligned with the first four exams which is also excellent preparation for jobs beyond actuarial science. 

Career and Exam Support

Our program offers one-on-one academic advising, career counseling as well as industry and peer-to-peer mentoring. Students also participate in a variety of career events including an annual regional Actuarial Career Fair.

Connections to Industry

Our actuarial students have meaningful and frequent interaction with the large, local actuarial and data science communities that include many program alumni.




              What is an Actuary?
              UMN Actuary Club
              Our Instructors
              Mentoring Program
              Related Resources

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