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An Education That Adds Up

Actuarial Science Minor

Actuarial science is a discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. With high salaries, great job security and endless opportunities, actuaries are consistently ranked one of the top jobs in the United States. With an education at Salisbury University, we can prepare you for one of these rewarding careers, where you can use your analytical skills to have a positive impact on others.

Why Choose Actuarial Science at SU?

In addition to experienced faculty and the opportunity to collaborate with other students, SU also hosts state-of-the-art facilities for student learning. Our students in the mathematics and computer science programs have access to the latest technology. The department has three computer laboratories available for instruction and research, as well as teaching labs running with different operating systems.

The minor in actuarial science consists of 22-24 credits and requires completion of the six courses listed below with a grad of a C or better. In addition, at least 15 credit hours of the minor must consist of courses not used to satisfy General Education requirements, and at least three courses must be taken at SU.

  • MATH 201 Calculus


  • MATH 160 Applied Calculus
  • MATH 215 Introduction to Financial Mathematics


  • FINA 311 Financial Management
  • MATH 202 Calculus II
  • MATH 310 Calculus III
  • MATH 413 Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 415 Actuarial and Financial Models

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