StFX has given me not only the technical knowledge, but also the distinguishing leadership and communication skills necessary to thrive in the dynamic and progressive industry of Actuarial Science!-Jacqueline Mackay (Class of 2019)
The Concentration in Actuarial Science at StFX will put you well on your way to entering the Actuarial field. Actuaries must master financial, mathematical, and economic principles to provide organizations of all types with the confidence needed for future-planning. Actuaries use highly developed analytical skills to mitigate risk and identify opportunities. The insurance sector is the primary employer of actuaries, helping insurers manage premiums and payouts, but this program will also be of interest to students planning to work in areas such as investments and portfolio management, enterprise risk management, and senior management.
This concentration focusses on skills necessary for success on the path to becoming an Actuary. The Concentration in Actuarial Science is offered through the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. Students wanting to complete the Concentration will have the option of completing a B.A. or a B.Sc. in Mathematics with Major, Advanced Major, or Honours.