Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Actuarial Science
Description: Risk – it’s the potential for damage, loss or harm. Because those outcomes could be detrimental in business and government, many sectors need to understand the risks associated with products, profits, decisions and services. An actuary uses data and complex calculations to understand risk for their employers and inform smart business and investment decisions about issues ranging from pension plans to emergency relief funds.

Students who obtain an Honours degree will have covered the subject material required for sitting most of the Society of Actuaries examinations. Students interested in eventually pursuing graduate studies are particularly encouraged to consider Honours. Honours students complete a minimum of 54 credit hours above the 1000 level in Actuarial Science with a grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Honours students are required to write a research-based Honours thesis.

URL: Actuarial Science (BSc) (Concentrated Honours) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,457

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Insurance Adjustors and Claims Examiners,Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries,Actuaries

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students must apply for admission to Honours programs. Students considering Honours in Actuarial science should consult with the Actuarial Science Honours Advisor early in their studies.