ADTP Science: Actuarial Science

An Actuarial Science major provides students with the mathematical and statistical foundation to pursue insurance-related careers – e.g. in health insurance, life insurance, property insurance and pension plans. Actuaries achieve professional status by passing a series of hairy examinations prescribed by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) or Society of Actuaries (SOA). Examinations are held twice each year, in the spring and fall.


Major Subjects

Year 1 (Freshman)


CodeNameCredit Hours
UNIL 1011University Life1
MATH 1034Calculus I4
MATH 1044Calculus II4
CSCP 1014Programming I4
ECON 2013Microeconomics3
ACCT 2013Basic Principles in Accounting3
ECON 2023Macroeconomics3
Proficiency, MU1 or General Education subjects12
Year 2 (Sophomore)

(Sophomore: Please refer to subject requirements for transfer university)

CodeNameCredit Hours
ACCT 2023Management Accounting3
MATH 2014Calculus III4
MATH 3014Differential Equation4
MATH 3024Linear Algebra4
FINN 3013Business Finance3
STAT 2034Probability and Statistics4
Proficiency, MU1 or General Education subjects12
General Education Subjects
Arts & Humanities Behavioural & Social Sciences
ENGL 1023Film Appreciation PSYC 1013Introduction to Psychology
HIST 1033U.S. History since 1877 POLS 2014International Relations
HIST 1023U.S. History to 1877 POLS 2023American Government & Politics
HIST 3013Intellectual History to the Modern West POLS 3013Pacific Asia Today
PHIL 1013Introduction to Philosophy POLS 3024American Foreign Policy
RELS 1013Survey of World Religions SOCY 1013Principles of Sociology
RELS 3014World Mythology   
THEA 1013Introduction to Theatre Communication Literacy
ARTD 1034History of Art & Design COMM 1013Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
   COMM 1023Introduction to Human Communication
Science & Technology COMM 2043Intercultural Communication
BIOL 1013General Biology   
CHEM 1013Chemistry and Society Health & Physical Education
CSCI 1013Introduction to Computer Applications (Check with university)
PHYS 1014College Physics I HPEL 1013Health & Wellness


Universities accepted for transfer

United States
UniversityMajor *Country
Drake UniversityActuarial Science, Actuarial Science/Finance, Actuarial Science/Mathematics/EconomicsUSA
Ohio State University - ColumbusActuarial ScienceUSA
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkActuarial ScienceUSA
Purdue University - West LafayetteActuarial ScienceUSA
Simon Fraser UniversityActuarial ScienceUSA
University of Central OklahomaActuarial ScienceUSA
University of IowaActuarial ScienceUSA
University of Nebraska - LincolnActuarial ScienceUSA
University of Wisconsin - Eau ClaireActuarial ScienceUSA

*students are not limited to the options listed*

UniversityMajor *Country
University of British ColumbiaActuarial ScienceCanada
University of CalgaryActuarial ScienceCanada
University of WaterlooActuarial ScienceCanada
University of ManitobaActuarial ScienceCanada

*students are not limited to the options listed*

UniversityMajor *Country
Bond UniversityActuarial ScienceAustralia

*students are not limited to the options listed*

UniversityMajor *Country
Sunway UniversityActuarial ScienceMalaysia

*students are not limited to the options listed*

United Kingdom
UniversityMajor *Country
University of SouthamptonActuarial ScienceUnited Kingdom

*students are not limited to the options listed*