Minor in Actuarial Science

The Minor in Actuarial Science is designed to provide students with an introduction to some of the fundamentals of actuarial mathematics as well as extensive preparation for actuarial Exam FM and/or Exam P.

Course Title Credits
MA 310Actuarial Topics in Probability and Risk Management3
or MA 357 Mathematical Theory of Interest
Select three of the following for which prerequisites have been met:9
Calculus III
Discrete Probability
Regression Analysis
Continuous Probability for Risk Management
Actuarial Topics in Probability and Risk Management
Financial Calculus and Derivative Pricing
The Mathematics of Discrete Options Pricing
Mathematical Theory of Interest

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course (from sources such as transfer, IB or AP) not taken at Bentley or as part of a Bentley-approved study abroad program to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.