University of Connecticut

Actuarial Science Major


The University of Connecticut’s actuarial program is a vibrant program with approximately 80 undergraduate and 35 graduate students majoring in Actuarial Science. It is one of the few Actuarial Science programs of its kind in the New England. This means that all students from New England can attend UConn for considerably less than out-of-state tuition rates.
An actuary is a person who uses training in mathematics and business to solve problems involving risk. Actuarial work is a challenging and rewarding way to use an aptitude for mathematics combined with an ability to work with people.

For more information on our actuarial program visit its website.

Professional Information

  • Gamma Iota Sigma Actuarial Science Fraternity
  • SOA: Society of Actuaries websiteCAS University Award 2016
  • CAS: Casualty Actuarial Society website
  • Be An Actuary: Lots of information about actuarial careers, including information about what an actuary is, the actuarial examination process, and finding a job as an actuary. It also contains online issues of  “The Future Actuary”. The site is maintained by SOA and CAS.

Employment Opportunities for UConn Students

The UConn Actuarial Science Program has developed a close working relationship with insurance companies and consulting firms in the Northeast. Our actuarial club, Gamma Iota Sigma, sponsors an actuarial Career Fair each fall. We also arrange on-campus interviews with our corporate sponsors. Students with good grades who have passed at least one actuarial exam usually are able find full-time employment or summer internships.

Recommended Courses

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Reflecting the multidisciplinary aspect of the actuarial profession, students majoring in actuarial science are either required or strongly encouraged to take courses from the following departments:

Accounting (ACCT)

  • 2001 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • 2101 Principles of Managerial Accounting

Economics (ECON)

  • 1200 Principles of Economics (Note 3)
  • 1201 Principles of Microeconomics (Note 3)
  • 1202 Principles of Macroeconomics (Note 3)
  • 2201 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (Note 3)
  • 2202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Note 3)
  • 2411 Money and Banking

Finance (FNCE)

  • 3221 Risk Management and Insurance (Note 4)
  • 4324 Health Insurance
  • 4325 Life Insurance and Retirement Security
  • 4326 Risk management: Property and Liability Exposure

Statistics (STAT)

  • 3115 Analysis of Experiments (Note 3)
  • 3375 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I (Note 2)
  • 3445 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II (Note 2)
  • 4825 Applied Time Series (Note 3)

Mathematics (MATH): Preliminary

  • 1131 Calculus I (or 1151 Honors) (Note 1)
  • 1132 Calculus II (or 1152 Honors)
  • 2110 Multivariable Calculus (or 2130 Honors)
  • 2194W Pedagogical Seminar (Note 5)
  • 2210 Applied Linear Algebra (Note 2)
  • 2410 Elementary Differential Equations (or 2420 Honors)

Mathematics (MATH): Actuarial Science

  • 2610 Introduction to Actuarial Science (Note 4)
  • 2620 Financial Mathematics I (Note 2)
  • 3160 Probability (Note 2)
  • 3170 Elementary Stochastic Processes
  • 3550 Programming for Actuaries
  • 3610 Probability Problems (Exam P Preparation)
  • 3615 Financial Mathematics Problems (Exam FM Preparation)
  • 3621 Applied Actuarial Statistics (Note 3)
  • 3630 Actuarial Mathematics I (Note 2)
  • 3631 Actuarial Mathematics II (Note 2)
  • 3632 Loss Models (Note 4)
  • 3634 Actuarial Models (Note 4)
  • 3650 Financial Mathematics II (Note 2)
  • 3660 Advanced Financial Mathematics
  • 3670W Technical Writing for Actuaries

Contact Information

Inquiries regarding the program should be directed to:

Rachel D'Antonio
Undergraduate Program Assistant