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 120 credit hour major is suited to students who want to focus on Actuarial Science and prepare for sitting the Society of Actuaries examinations, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program.

URL: Actuarial Science (BSc) 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.