University of Calgary

Actuarial Science

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School:University of Calgary
Faculty:Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Actuarial Science
Description:The Actuarial Science program at the University of Calgary prepares students for careers as actuarial professionals. Actuarial practitioners, also known as actuaries, are responsible for assessing and quantifying financial risk.


Actuarial Science is concerned with the construction of models and solutions for financial, business and societal problems involving uncertain future events. Broadly speaking, actuaries forecast the cost of future risks and improve financial decision making by developing models to evaluate the current financial implications of uncertain future events. Actuaries have been described as financial architects and social mathematicians.


The Faculty of Science offers programs of study leading to either the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

URL:Actuarial Science at University of Calgary
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,610
International: $7,337
Scholarships:2
Careers:Insurance Adjustors and Claims ExaminersMathematicians, Statisticians and ActuariesActuaries

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Computer and Information Science   or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Mathematics 

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 15, 2017

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