What is Actuarial science?
A discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk and uncertainty.
What are common undergraduate majors?
Students usually major or double-major in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, or Statistical Science.
Can I need a degree in Actuarial science?
Np. To be considered an actuary, the Society of Actuaries, the professional organization, requires taking and passing five exams.
What classes should I take?
The Math Department at Duke has course recommendations for this career path.
How do I prepare for the actuarial science exams?
The Duke University Libraries has purchased recommended texts that you can use to study.
Collection resources to support the first three actuarial exams are listed below.
Books recommended for Exam P: Probability
Books recommended for Exam FM: Financial Mathematics
Books recommended for Exam IFM: Investment and Financial Markets