Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Actuarial Science Concentration

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Why Choose the Actuarial Science Program?

The Bachelor of Science in Statistics Acturial Science Concentration prepares students for careers as an actuary, insurance underwriter and other positions using the acturial sciences. 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..." 

Academics and Curriculum

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

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

Advisor

Shuxia Sun, Ph.D.
159 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Building
(937) 775-3833
shuxia.sun@wright.edu

Admission

Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Declaring your Major

Students who intend to enter into the Bachelor of Science degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted from high school will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the degree program:

  • Earned a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses: PHY 2400, PHY 2410
  • Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

Current students at Wright State University who are interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the degree program by meeting the above criteria.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State has articulation agreements with a number of institutions. Articulation agreements will assure you a seamless transfer from one institution to another. To view current articulation agreements and determine which courses will transfer, visit the Articulation Agreements page or www.transfer.org.