Actuarial Science

The future is uncertain and can involve financial risk. Actuaries study, quantify, and manage this risk. You'll study mathematics, statistics, economics and finance to become well prepared for the professional exams. After graduation you'll find employment in areas such as life insurance, financial markets or currency exchange.


The Actuarial Science program in the Faculty of Science includes a range of business, economics, mathematics and statistics courses.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admission requirements for Actuarial Science

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Actuarial Technician
  • Actuary
  • Casualty Insurer
  • Health Insurer
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Life Insurer
  • Operating Specialist
  • Property Insurer

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.