This analytical program combines the knowledge of economics, finance, mathematics
and statistics. Offered as a major in both the College of Business and College of Arts and
Sciences, the coursework prepares you to pass professional actuarial examinations and is
approved for the actuarial profession’s Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) program.
Established in 1957, our actuarial science program has earned a national reputation as
one of the best in the country. Nebraska was in the first group of schools selected as
a Center of Excellence by the Society of Actuaries and is now one of 33 universities in
the world with a CAE designation.
Based in the Department of Finance in the College of Business, the degree is offered in two
colleges. When choosing a college, you should think about what other interests you have, the
general requirements of the college and the scholarships and financial aid available.
The coursework within this college introduces
you to varying business disciplines and helps
you build your strengths to become a confident,
professional and polished graduate.
For this major, you’ll complete a calculus sequence
(MATH 106-107-208, or 108H-109H or the equivalent)
and a statistics and probability sequence (STAT
380-462-463 and CSCE 101 and 101L). In addition
to the Business Core Foundation, 28 credit hours of
coursework in actuarial science are required.
Earn a Finance Minor
As an actuarial science student in the College of
Business, you can double count your finance courses
towards a finance minor.
*Note: All coursework for the actuarial science major
must be taken for a grade.
Actuarial Science (Business) Course Catalog
Actuarial Science (Business) Four Year Plan
General requirements for this college include a
mixture of courses within the liberal arts degree.
You’ll develop diverse perspectives and gain the
ability to learn in a variety of ways.
This major includes a complete calculus
sequence (MATH 106-107-208, or 108H-109H or
the equivalent) and a statistics and probability
sequence (STAT 380-462-463). Unlike the
College of Business, 22 credit hours of
coursework in actuarial science are required and
you will not need to take CSCE 101 and 101L.
*Note: All coursework for the actuarial science
major must be taken for a grade.
Actuarial Science (CAS) Course Catalog
Actuarial Science (CAS) Four Year Plan
To earn a minor in actuarial science, you’ll need to complete a calculus sequence (Math 106-107-208, or
108H-109H or the equivalent) and all prerequisites. From there, requirements differ between colleges.
The minor in the College of Arts and Sciences consists of at least 15 credit hours of actuarial science
courses (12 credit hours for double majors only). The following courses must be included:
ACTS 440, 470 and 473.
Within this college, you’ll complete 12 credit hours of coursework in actuarial science. We suggest the
following: ACTS 440, 441, 470 and 474.
Explore Minor (CAS)
Explore Minor (Business)
Professional Exams and Vee Topics
Exam Award Program
From day one, you can join the Actuarial Science Club to learn more about the profession,
prepare for professional exams and make friends in our close-knit community. You can also
join many of the other organizations on campus to develop leadership skills and expand
your network. To gain valuable on-the-job experience, obtain actuarial employment part-time
during the school year with local insurance companies or full-time during the summer
with employers from around the U.S.
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Find the financial support you need through scholarships available exclusively for actuarial
science students, university-wide scholarships and over $800,000 awarded annually by the
College of Business. For free help achieving academic excellence, visit our actuarial science
tutors within the Department of Finance or the Teaching and Learning Center
at the College of Business.
Scholarships and Aid Teaching and Learning Center
Advisors for all actuarial science majors are assigned as follows:
Arts and Sciences students last names begin with A – M and Raikes: Sue Vagts
Arts and Sciences students last names begin with N – Z and Honors Academy: Heather Clemens
Business students last names begin with A – I: Graham Liu
Business students last names begin with J through R: Mostafa Mashayekhi
Business students last names begin with S through Z: Graham Liu
Business Career Center
AP Credit Validation
Be an Actuary
Casualty Actuarial Society
Society of Actuaries