Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Science

Develop a deep understanding of financial risk management with the Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Science in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Through the 124-credit curriculum, you’ll refine your analytical and mathematical skills to prepare for the required professional exams and a career as an actuary, specializing in the evaluation of insurance and financial risks across an array of industries.

Housed in Fox’s Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management, the Actuarial Science Major is designated as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries. This intensive program provides highly skilled students with a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics, and exposes them to a wide range of business disciplines.

Classes & Curriculum

The 124-credit Actuarial Science BBA program is a combination of general education, actuarial science, mathematics and statistics courses. The courses are approved by the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society as satisfying VEE (Validation by Educational Experience) requirements.

Courses students will complete include

  • Actuarial Analytics,
  • Actuarial Modeling,
  • Actuarial Probability and Statistics,
  • Calculus,
  • Corporate Finance for Actuarial Science,
  • Managing International Risk and
  • Theory of Interest.

Learn more about the required courses for the Actuarial Science Major program.

Examinations

To become an actuary, you’ll be required to pass a series of professional exams, administered by the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society, that test students in a variety of mathematical and business analytic applications. Coursework in Temple's Actuarial Science Major program is specifically tailored to help prepare students for these exams.  

Research

Temple offers students the opportunity to work closely with faculty in state-of-the-art research facilities to tackle some of the industry’s biggest challenges. As an Actuarial Science student, you’ll work with and learn from thought leaders, and you’ll contribute to the advancement of the field in several areas including the following.

  • Crisis risk management and public reaction to crises
  • Corporate governance in the insurance industry
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Financing of catastrophic risk

Learn more about research initiatives in Fox’s Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Business Administration offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $20,616.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,552.00 per year

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