Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Reward yourself. Intellectually and financially.

Are you intrigued by numbers and statistics but have a keen interest in the world of business? Are you logical and able to communicate clearly? You might be ready for a dynamic and satisfying career in actuarial science.

Actuaries are in high demand in a variety of businesses. They’re not just number-crunchers. They apply logic to statistics and analyze the financial cost of risk and uncertainty. They’re essential to the insurance industry, but do so much more than determine the cost of your car or life insurance. For example, actuaries model the financial impact of natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. They help financial institutions decide whether or not they can take on more debt, and assist non-profit companies and government agencies develop policies to manage risk.

The job is challenging and constantly changing. It’s also financially rewarding. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for actuaries in 2016 was $100,610.

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Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Enjoy a high-paying, satisfying career.

Edinboro University's Actuarial Science graduates have been very successful in the workplace at passing exams and earning promotions.

Nationally ranked program.

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) gives our program high marks. In fact, Edinboro University’s Actuarial Science major is ranked first among all PASSHE schools. Approximately 95% of our graduates are employed within a few months of graduation and enjoy successful careers at nationally known insurance companies, financial institutions and government agencies, including:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Erie Insurance

Gateway Financial Group

National Fuel

Ohio National Financial Service

Graduate career ready.

A rigorous curriculum prepares you well. Start with a solid foundation in economics, corporate finance and applied statistical methods. These courses meet the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirement for all actuaries. Add on coursework in accounting, social and behavioral sciences, ethics and computer science and you’ll be up for any challenge.

Our program will give you a leg-up over other university programs. Before you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the first two professional actuary exams - Probability and Financial Mathematics. With VEE requirements met and a professional exam or two under your belt, you’ll be a highly qualified prospective employee on day one!

"I work with many other departments and individuals throughout the entire company, from marketing to programmers. If you are someone who wants to keep learning and doesn't mind the challenge of being put into new situations that you need to quickly adapt to, then this is the career path for you. Every day is a challenge and that makes every day fun."

Corey Wilkosz, Class of 2008 - Assistant VP of Life Product Management, Ohio National, Cincinnati OH