Actuarial Science & Risk Management Concentration

The actuarial science and risk management program is known for delivering quality and value.

Why Study Actuarial Science?

A degree in actuarial science and risk management opens doors to a world of career opportunities in the actuarial and financial professions. Graduates are in great demand by investment banks, insurance companies and brokerage houses to assess and manage financial risk.

The program gives you a solid background in mathematics, with additional courses in accounting, computer science, economics, finance and writing for business and industry. You’ll also receive preparation for the first five preliminary exams required to attain professional standing and admission to the Society of Actuaries.

The curriculum meets the requirements for and has been designated an advanced undergraduate program by both the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuary Society.

Our alumni work at organizations such as Nexus Risk Management, Aeon Consulting, T. Rowe Price, Social Security Administration, Transamerica and Vanguard Group.

You can view degree requirements and a typical four-year plan of study for the actuarial science and risk management concentration in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Admission into this program requires a formal Application Procedure.  Follow the degree requirements link above for details. In regard to the Pass Grading Option, please note that a grade of PS in MATH 273 / MATH 274 does not suffice for automatic admission to the program.

WHY TOWSON University?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes taught by excellent faculty who are associates and fellows of the Society of Actuaries
  • highly individualized advising and extensive student support
  • first in Maryland to establish an actuarial science program (1980) and the only school in the state recognized by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence
  • close relationships with business and industry leaders in Baltimore, Washington, New York and Philadelphia through an active advisory board