Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
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.

The Double Major degree program allows students to combine a study of Actuarial Science with another subject. The other subject may be any discipline from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science or the College of Sustainability. Actuarial Science may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of credits), or the secondary subject. If the primary subject area is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the degree granted will be a BA.

URL: Actuarial Science (BSc or BA) (Double Major) 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 of Calculus 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.