Most students entering Dordt with a strong interest in actuarial science will likely choose to be actuarial science majors, though a minor is also an option.
- The actuarial science major consists of a variety of courses in mathematics, statistics, finance, interest theory, probability, actuarial modeling, communication, and computer programming. The courses required for the major will put you on track to pass at least two actuarial certification exams, if not more, before graduation. Doing so will put you in an excellent position to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. By enrolling in the major, you will have earned all of the possible Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credits possible at the undergraduate level.
- The actuarial science minor is a good option for students who decide later in their college career to pursue actuarial science or who wish to pursue actuarial science along with another major. The minor in actuarial science requires fewer courses but will still put you in a strong position to enter the workforce as an actuary upon graduation.