Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Actuarial Science Concentration

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Why Choose Actuarial Science?

The Bachelor of Science in Statistics Actuarial Science Concentration prepares you for a career as an actuary, insurance underwriter, and other positions using the actuarial sciences. Actuaries manage risk using analytical skills, business knowledge, and an understanding of human behavior.

The Society of Actuaries defines an actuary as " ... a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs. They evaluate the likelihood of those events, and design creative ways to reduce the likelihood and decrease the impact of adverse events that actually do occur..."

Wright State's actuarial science program is one of only three programs in the region recognized by Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs—Advanced Curriculum. The well-rounded program of study is enhanced by individualized advising, attentive faculty, and an accepting, inclusive, supportive student body. You will enjoy membership in an active student club and regular visits from practicing actuaries. You will also be eligible for exam reimbursement scholarships.


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In almost every measure of a great job—work environment, employment outlook, job security, growrth, opportunity, and salary—a career as an actuary is hard to beat. It is consistently one of the top-rated jobs in the U.S. Ohio firms are among the nation's top employers of actuaries.

Actuaries have many potential employers open to them across the world, including:

  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Private corporations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Banks and investment firms
  • Public accounting firms
  • Labor unions
  • Rating bureaus
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Energy/utilities
  • Transportation

Real-World Experience

Hands-on experience is part of developing the analytical and quantitative skills you came to college to acquire. Our many business partners in the Dayton area mean you have access to top experts and facilities where you can apply your knowledge to real-world problems—and perhaps find your future career—during internships, co-ops, job shadowing, research, and other learning experiences.

Success Stories

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Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Actuarial Science Concentration program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Actuarial Science Concentration Degree Requirements (PDF)


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in mathematics.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in mathematics.