Be Well-Respected in Business and Government

In a world of uncertainty, actuaries use mathematics, statistics and computer software to assess and manage financial risk. You will gain the knowledge, skills and tools needed to enter this dynamic career. Rider’s interdisciplinary STEM degree program provides the crucial mathematical, statistical, computational and financial background that actuaries need, and you’ll leave here ready to take the series of examinations required for certification through the two professional societies for actuaries - the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).

Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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By the Numbers


Ranked in the nation for actuarial science by College Choice


2020 media annual salary (BLS.GOV)

Where Potential Becomes a Plan

With its high salary and job security, actuary is consistently ranked among the nation’s top-ranked professions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects this in-demand field will grow by 22% through 2026.

Common Careers

  • Actuaries
  • Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Underwriters
  • Brokers
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At Rider, you have the opportunity to be more of an individual and I think that’s great preparation for any student going into their respective field."
Xander Praski, Class of 2023
Accounting and Actuarial Science (B.S.B.A.)
Actuarial Science Student Q&A, AdvisorSmith
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Course 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.

Start Strong to Make it Big

Get a head start on your career in an internship or co-op position. Build your resume with real-world experience to stand out when you graduate.

Past firms that have hired Rider graduates include

  • JP Morgan Chase
  • National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)
  • New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Prudential Financial
Internships & Co-Ops

How to Apply

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