University of Calgary

Actuarial Science

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Actuarial Science
Computer 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:*
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersInsurance Adjustors and Claims ExaminersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

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

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

1. Note: for the second prerequisite Mathematics 31 can be used.

2. Only one of Art, Dance, Drama or Music can be used in calculating the admission average.

3. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted.
4. Students are encouraged to take high school courses related to their intended major, some courses not required for admission may be prerequisites for first-year courses.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please see Actuarial Science for the most up-to-date program requirements.

    * 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 22, 2021