Analyze and Assess the Financial Impact of Risk

In a world of uncertainty, actuaries use mathematics, statistics and computer software to assess — and manage — financial risk. Rider’s interdisciplinary B.S.B.A. and B.A. actuarial science programs provide the crucial mathematical, statistical, computational and financial background that actuaries need, plus preparation for a series of examinations required for certification through the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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Major Requirements

Students pursue a degree in one of two tracks:

For business majors:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Actuarial Science

The only actuarial science bachelor’s degree program in New Jersey that is accredited by AACSB.

For liberal arts majors:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Actuarial Science

The major requirements are the same whether students pursue a B.S.B.A. or a B.A. in Actuarial Science. The difference between the two degrees is the college-level core requirements.

Make Problem-Solving Your Career

Rider actuarial science graduates can be found in gratifying careers as actuaries, analysts, consultants, underwriters, brokers and senior executives with national and regional industry leaders in consulting, health care, insurance and finance.

Common Industries

  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Milliman
  • National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)
  • New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Selective Insurance Group, Inc.

Journey to Becoming an Actuary

Keeping in mind that entrance into this high-demand profession depends heavily on passing a series of professional exams, our program concentrates on offering students relevant co-curricular activities to provide exam preparation and build a strong student-faculty support system.

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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for actuarial science?

Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.