Dalhousie University

Actuarial Science

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Actuarial Science
Description:Set yourself up for a successful career by learning how to calculate and understand risk. You'll graduate prepared for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) examinations, the final step on the path to becoming a professional actuary with internationally recognized credentials.

The Actuarial Science program covers a broad range of topics to ensure you have a well-rounded understanding of assessing and managing risk using today’s latest digital technologies.

Core to the program’s curriculum are courses in mathematics, statistics, economics and computer science.
URL:Actuarial Science at Dalhousie University
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,473

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.


Careers:Insurance Adjustors and Claims ExaminersMathematicians, Statisticians and ActuariesActuaries

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237]
Application Notes : To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Students with a general 90 credit hour BSc degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or another quantitative discipline, may apply for admission into a Diploma in Actuarial Science program, provided they have completed the appropriate Mathematics and Statistics courses. A strong background in Mathematics and Statistics is necessary, and courses taken should cover multidimensional calculus (equivalent to MATH 2001: Intermediate Calculus I), matrix theory (equivalent to MATH 2030: Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra I) and basic probability theory (equivalent to STAT 2060: Introduction to Probability and Statistics).

    * 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 July 11, 2022