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Actuarial Science Minor

Find great odds of success with an actuarial science minor from BSU

If you’re looking at actuarial programs and actuarial schools, Bridgewater State University’s actuarial science minor is a program worth paying attention to.

Actuaries are experts in predicting and managing risk. They do it through a mix of data, analysis, business knowledge and a keen understanding of human behavior. The insurance industry can’t exist without actuaries calculating the odds of events, which dictates how rates are set.

But actuaries are needed in many other public and private institutions as well, from colleges and universities to banks and investment firms to labor unions and accounting companies.

The actuarial science minor at BSU draws from high-level mathematics and finance courses and is ideally suited for mathematics majors or accounting and finance majors interested in preparing for the actuarial science exam and in pursuing an actuarial career.

Actuarial Science Minor Program Highlights

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Learn in state-of-the-art facilities

While earning your actuarial science minor at BSU, you’ll have the advantage of working in our Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, featuring laboratories equipped with Bloomberg terminals.
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Study close to Boston

An advantage we have over other actuarial schools is that our campus is in a suburban setting with public transportation connecting us to Boston, where many students find internships and jobs for actuarial science with the many financial services companies in the city.
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Get personal career advising

Many faculty members at BSU have professional actuarial experience and can offer you advice on your studies, where you could intern and your post-graduation actuarial career path.

Join the Accounting and Finance Club

If you’re interested in an actuarial career path, you may be interested in the Accounting and Finance Club, which is organized by students for the purpose of providing information about the fields of accounting and finance and the alternatives within them.

Program of Study for Actuarial Science Minor

The courses for our actuarial science minor include one accounting course, two finance courses and three calculus courses. These courses provide the foundation to prepare you for the actuarial exam, as well as jobs in actuarial science.

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Program details from 2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Careers in Actuarial Science

The market for professional jobs for actuarial science is growing quickly, and BSU students are in high demand. In fact, the largest financial services companies in Massachusetts participate in career fairs and recruit students into jobs for actuarial science on BSU’s campus.

A typical actuarial career path might include jobs at insurance companies and other financial service companies, as well as industries such as healthcare and academia.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in jobs for actuarial science professionals from 2020 to 2030 is predicted to be about


which is much higher than average.

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Continue your education beyond your actuarial science minor

We encourage all students who earn a bachelor of accounting and finance to continue their studies in one of our Accounting and Finance graduate programs, such as the Master of Science in Accountancy. An MSA can prepare you for management-level careers by advancing your skills providing you with an in-depth view of the accounting function within the larger scope of an organization.