UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Students complete a number of courses required for Mathematics majors with a specialization in Statistics, as well as courses in computer science, accounting, finance, economics, insurance, applied statistics and actuarial science. All students are prepared to complete five actuarial preliminary exams administered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Their skillsets include:

  • Analytical and logical reasoning; deductive reasoning; problem solving, pattern recognition and inductive reasoning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the workplace, both through oral and written form, and transmit mathematical knowledge in various forms.
  • Ability to work and communicate in groups; long term actuarial mathematics skills; short term actuarial mathematics skills; investment and financial markets skills; statistics for risk modeling skills.
  • Actuarial financial mathematics skills; programming skills including MATLAB, C/C++, SQL, R; ability to network with actuaries in insurance companies, benefits consulting firms, accounting firms and financial institutions.