Actuarial Science Minor
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Actuarial Science Minor

Responding to an educational need in the local business environment, the Barney School officially launched its actuarial science minor in the fall of 2009. That need was validated when 10 students immediately signed up for the program when the expectation was that 5 students would sign up. The students were drawn from all class levels; freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior.

Actuarial science minor: Barney students 12 Credits

Required Courses:  Click on any course number to see all course descriptions.

  • AC 210 Financial Accounting [3]

Note: Barney students doing the Actuarial Science Minor can choose to use ACT 480, Internship in Actuarial Science, for their Barney required internship.

Actuarial science minor: Non-Barney students
15 Credits

Required Courses:   Click on any course number to see all course descriptions.

  • EC 101 Introduction to Economics [3]
  • AC 210 Financial Accounting [3]


  • All of the required and elective courses for the minors must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Student must have a 3.0 overall GPA and maintain at least a  3.0 GPA for courses in the actuarial science minor.
  • Courses cannot be double counted between 2 or more minors, students must take unique courses.

Faculty Advisor

 Dr. Yu Lei,, Associate Professor of Insurance

News about acturarial careers
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Additional information about the actuarial profession
Be An Actuary web site
Society of Actuaries
Casualty Actuarial Society