Actuarial Science Major

The Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science. Students have the opportunity to graduate with an honors degree in Actuarial Science through the College of Arts and Science Honors Program.

The program covers core actuarial disciplines through courses in probability and statistics, interest theory, financial economics, life contingencies, and loss models. The program also exposes students to real business through a course in actuarial practicum, as well as many professional information sessions and seminars.


     -Actuarial Exams The major curriculum is specifically geared towards preparing students to take up to five Actuarial exams (e.g. SOA FM exam, SOA P exam), creating a competitive advantage in a job search. This curriculum has prepared students well, and the actuarial exam passing rate among students continues to improve. In recent years, an average of more than 80 percent of graduating seniors pass at least one exam, and about 75 percent pass two or more exams. Click on this section to find more about becoming an actuary and the actuarial organizations CAS and SOA. 

     -Actuarial Internships & Job Opportunities
     -Actuarial Science Scholarships
     -Actuarial Club at Ohio State
 The Ohio State University has an Actuarial Club at Ohio State that meets to hold group study sessions, hear local employers speak about opportunities in their company, and more. Information is emailed out to all students enrolled in the actuarial science major and pre-major. 

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Daniel Poole, Dr. John Holmes
Academic Advisors: Dr. Athena Yiamouyiannis, Ms. Caitlin Burden