ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

Overview

If you enjoy mathematics and its applications to real world problems—especially those in finance, you might consider becoming an actuary. Actuarial science is an interdisciplinary field that helps companies manage financial risk through mathematical and statistical modeling, an important skill in an increasingly data-driven world economy. Dordt’s distinctively Reformed, comprehensive education provides the context for an academically rigorous major or minor that will prepare you for a career as an actuary.

Our program goes beyond merely training students in moral and ethical behaviors to help you explore what a Reformed worldview might look like when it comes to risk management, modeling chance events, and using data-driven decision making.

Dordt students leave the actuarial science program with both an integrated Reformed worldview and strong technical skills that put them in a position to give national and global leadership in actuarial science.

If you are interested in a career at the intersection of mathematics and finance, and interested in an academically strong and unashamedly Christian program, we hope you’ll give Dordt serious consideration. If you are a sophomore or junior, consider attending our one-week summer program which explores careers in mathematics. If interested in actuarial science, check out the letter from Professor Nathan TintleWe hope you'll come visit us soon!

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