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2007-2008 Academic Catalog 
    
2007-2008 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Actuarial Science (B.S.)


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Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science


The life of nearly every one is impacted by the work of actuarial experts. Actuarial experts apply mathematical models to improve financial decision-making by evaluating the financial implications of uncertain future events. See the Actuarial Science’s web site for a more detailed description of the work of actuarial experts. The number of certified actuarial experts in Egypt is notoriously low, whereas the demand for actuarial experts is very high. One objective of the program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is to reduce the huge gap between supply and demand for actuarial experts in Egypt.

To be able to solve the problems of evaluating and measuring risk, an actuarial expert has to be trained in the disciplines of mathematics, probability, statistics, economics, finance, business law, accounting, and marketing. Consequently, the Actuarial Science Program cuts across the School of Science and Engineering and the School of Business and Economics.

What a major in Actuarial Science offers:

To summarize, there are many reasons why a student might choose to pursue the B.Sc. program in Actuarial Science. The program prepares students for:

  • many positions within Egypt, where the demand for actuarial experts in insurance companies, actuarial consulting firms, banks and other financial institutions, as well as government agencies like the Egyptian Insurance Supervisory Authority (EISA), greatly exceed their supply.
  • a wide variety of jobs in Egypt, in multi-national companies, and international institutions abroad, where training in mathematics, probability, statistics, economics, finance, business law, accounting, and marketing are essential.
  • completing the first four of the six certification examinations jointly offered by the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society, an important step toward actuarial certification and toward obtaining the actuarial license from the Egyptian Insurance Supervisory Authority.


A minimum of 130 credits are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science. Students may be exempted from MATH 131 requirement by passing a placement examination. Students who pass a placement examination will be required to complete 130 credits. Students can be admitted to the Actuarial Science Major at either their freshman or sophomore years. See the Actuarial Science’s website for a sample schedules for completing the requirements for the B.Sc. degree in Actuarial Science.

Core Curriculum (34-46 credits)


Actuarial Science majors are required to take the four-credit Natural Science Core requirement.

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