Actuarial Science at Siena


Developing critical and analytical problem solving skills

Major and Minor offered
Actuaries apply statistical techniques to analyze the likelihood of uncertain future events and then use financial analyses to value these events. They are integral to the successful operation of asset/fund management, investment and pension plan design, as well as their classical role with insurance organizations.
The actuarial science major is designed to prepare students to think critically and analytically by developing strong mathematical and problem-solving skills within the framework of applied statistics, economics and finance. It readies students for a profession involved in several diverse areas of the business world including:
Insurance and reinsurance
  • Consulting
  • Public accounting
  • Health care and maintenance organizations
  • Banks and investment firms
  • Energy
  • State and federal government
Students satisfying the certificate requirements will concurrently meet the joint educational experience requirements of the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuary Society and should be prepared to pass their examinations. In addition, internship opportunities and the unique resources of the Hickey Financial Technology Center and the marketing research lab will complement and enhance their real world learning experiences.