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Arizona State University, USA, Tempe

Actuarial Science, B.Sc.

  • Actuarial Science, B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 33,396

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Actuaries are the analytical backbone of any institution concerned with projections of profit and risk. Actuarial science is consistently ranked among the top professions in terms of work employment outlook, job security and salary. With a degree in actuarial sciences, you can find careers with banks, universities, accounting firms and government agencies.

Career Opportunities

Having completed an accounting or finance related degree you would provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. You can work as an Accountant (General),Management or Cost Accountant,Taxation Accountant, Agent or Consultant, finance specialist and Auditor.

Course Overview

The BS program in actuarial science at ASU provides the tools to succeed in this dynamic career. Actuarial science majors learn to use tools from mathematics, statistics and finance to measure the impact of risk in order to improve forecasting and decision-making in business and government. Actuaries must pass a series of intensive professional exams to become credentialed, and this degree program prepares students for these credentialing exams. I want to find another Bachelor Course Actuaries enjoy an excellent starting salary, exceptional job security with numerous opportunities for career growth --- and no graduate degree is required. Risk is a part of daily life, and wherever there is risk, there are opportunities to be an actuary. Many actuaries work with insurance companies to calculate premiums, determine reserves needed to ensure an organization's financial health and to make sure organizations conform to stringent, complex legal mandates. Others help companies to establish retirement plans or are employed as consultants. With a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science, students acquire skills that are transferable to any industry and any organization that requires risk modeling and management, including: accounting firms colleges and universities energy, such as utilities, oil and gas environment (on issues such as climate change and the financial impact or risk of extreme events) financial services, such as banking and investment management government agencies such as Social Security, the Department of Labor and Medicare (to manage social programs and to develop regulations and legislation) transportation, such as shipping and air travel Students can also apply the advanced problem-solving skills learned in the actuarial science undergraduate program to a variety of other professional careers, including: analysts business operations specialists career advisers consultants teachers Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Programme Structure Courses include: Computer Applications and Information Technology Macroeconomic Principles Microeconomic Principles Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MA) First-Year Composition Advanced First-Year Composition First-Year Seminar

Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Admission Requirements: ASU welcomes applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. Freshman applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU. English - 4 years (composition/literature based) Math - 4 years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite) Laboratory Science - 3 years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences and physics) Social Science - 2 years (including 1 year American history) Second Language - 2 years (same language) Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education - 1 year Applicants must also meet at least one of the following: Top 25% in high school graduating class 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = "A") ACT 22 (24 nonresidents) SAT Reasoning 1120 (1180 nonresidents)

English Entry Requirement

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Contact Details

Arizona State University


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