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4 BA Programs in Actuarial Sciences 2023

Overview

A BA, or Bachelor of Arts, is a degree you can pursue after secondary education. It usually takes between three and five years, depending on the subject and whether you also study for a minor in another field. This degree generally combines specific courses in a humanities or social sciences field with general ones in the liberal arts area.

What is a BA in Actuarial Science? This discipline uses mathematics and statistics to assess risk factors given a population. You should feel comfortable studying math and logic before undertaking this degree. Some common courses include linear algebra, economics, applied calculus, financial modeling, business finance and statistics. Many advanced courses are collaborative with the focus of building strong communication skills.

Three skills associated with this degree are collaboration, ethics and cultural competence. With collaboration, you can work in group settings and solve problems more easily in your daily life. A strong ethical sense and cultural competence go a long way toward bridging gaps in new social situations.

The cost of a bachelor's degree depends on multiple factors, including where your school is located and the availability of online courses. When budgeting for this degree, make sure to include general fees and book costs.

With an actuarial sciences degree, you can look for a career in a variety of fields. Within finance, you can apply for a position as a banker, financial officer or accountant. Within education, you can look for a job as a librarian or researcher. Other industries to consider include government and general consulting. However, actuaries find most of their work in the insurance sector where they evaluate the effectiveness and profitability of various insurance plans.

Actuarial departments can be found in many schools because this science is so valued in the job market. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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