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University of Western Ontario


Name of actuarial science programs

  • Honors Specialization in Actuarial Science
  • Major in Actuarial Science

Founded in 1980, the mission of the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences includes the following:

  • To advance the statistical and actuarial sciences through high quality research
  • To contribute to research conducted University-wide by collaborating with other researchers in developing methods of modelling and analysis appropriate to the applications
  • To offer leading undergraduate and graduate programs in statistical and actuarial science
  • To offer high-quality introductory statistical and actuarial science courses appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines
  • To explore innovative methods for teaching statistical and actuarial science

The University of Western Ontario is recognized as a Society of Actuaries Centre of Actuarial Excellence.

University of Western Ontario Mandatory Courses for recognized degree

For a degree to be recognized by the CIA, a student must successfully complete the following mandatory courses:

Course Course title
Stats 2857 Probability and Statistics I
Stats 3657 Intermediate Probability
Act Sci 2553 Mathematics of Finance
Fin Mod 2557 Financial Markets and Investments
Eco 1021 Principles of Microeconomics
Eco 1022 Principles of Macroeconomics
Fin Mod 2555 Corporate Finance
Fin Mod 2557 Financial Markets and Investments
Fin Mod 3520 Financial Modelling I
Act Sci 2427 Long Term Actuarial Math I
Act Sci 3429 Long Term Actuarial Math II
Act Sci 3431 Long Term Actuarial Math III
Act Sci 3424 Short Term Actuarial Math I
Act Sci 4824 Short Term Actuarial Math II
Stats 2858 Probability and Statistics II
Data Sci 3000 Introduction to Machine Learning
Stat 3859 Regression
Stats 4861 Time Series
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