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Actuarial Studies (B.S.)

Major: Actuarial Studies

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science

Total credit hours: 58

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

The continuing growth of insurance and governmental agencies has maintained a constant demand for qualified actuaries. You will graduate with the mathematical training and business background needed to enter the actuarial profession directly.

Also, students who graduate with a degree in actuarial studies will be prepared for advanced study in actuarial science at a university.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2021-2022) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Understand and be able to apply the three basic concepts from calculus: limits, differentiation and integration.
  2. Have a strong understanding of probability and statistics and be able to apply statistical methods to complex problems.
  3. Understand and be able to apply the basic concepts of vector algebra and vector calculus.
  4. Be able to construct logical proofs.
  5. Understand the power and limitations of technologies (e.g., calculators and computers) as problem-solving tools.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to environmental safety management majors are:

  • The Dr. Judith A Crissman '64 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Nathan Warren Harter and Besse Roseberry Harter Scholarship
  • The Leland E. Householder ’33 Scholarship Fund
  • Elizabeth McElhaney Scholarship
  • The George and Magdalene Skegas Scholarship for Mathematics
  • Arthur E. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • TWC Amelia Earhart Scholarship
  • Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship
  • The Nelson P. Yeardley Mathematics Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. An actuarial studies major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honorary)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.