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Actuarial Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
Actuarial science is a combination of math, economics and finance that studies the assessing, pricing and institutional risk used in the insurance industry and financial professions. By tackling the Actuarial Science program of Siena College you'll satisfy the CAS educational requirements and be well-prepared for competitive internships, professional exams and career success.
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As a major in the Actuarial Science program of Siena College, you can expect a combination of courses and real-world experiences that prepare you for professional actuarial exams and build the skills employers want: ability to communicate technical information, problem-solving, teamwork, constructing well-reasoned arguments and working with complex data.

You'll also have a  dedicated advisor who will help you plan for professional exams, choose the right course work and make sure you're sought-after in the job market. One of the best things about Siena's program is the year-long professional seminar series, where you'll hear from practicing actuaries about their careers and what you can expect for yours.

Employers and internship sites include:

  • The Hartford
  • MetLife
  • Farm Family Insurance (America National)
  • ISO (Verisk Analytics)
  • Travelers
  • Utica National Insurance Group
  • First Niagara
  • Marsh USA

Your future success

Actuary is ranked #20 on CNNMoney's 2017 Top 100 Careers list. This career offers high pay and a growing job market. Most of Siena's actuarial grads pursue careers in casualty, life or health actuaries, as well as risk analysts. Others have job titles like portfolio, underwriter, pricing analyst, financial analyst and insurance broker. Many job connections are made through our strong, supportive alumni network. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science
  • Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Financial Accounting
  • Econometrics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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