Actuarial Science

Actuaries deal with risk, which is the uncertainty about future events. They are employed by insurance companies, commercial banks, investment banks, consulting companies and retirement funds.

The actuarial profession has consistently been ranked as one the best jobs in the country. If you are looking for a career that is intellectually challenging and very well paid, consider NMSU’S Actuarial Science Program.

The College of Business Insurance and Financial Services Center (IFSC) helps students with the costs of actuarial exams.

Contact Dr. Tim Query, Chairholder, Mountain States Insurance Group Endowed Chair for the Study of Insurance and Financial Services.



Course Requirements


NMSU Actuarial Science Program

Offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences, this program includes the courses required by the Minor in Risk Management & Insurance. Coursework focuses on the analysis of risk and its applications to insurance and finance.

  • Students earning a B.S. in Mathematics can choose an emphasis in Actuarial Science and Insurance. This emphasis draws on courses from mathematics and business to prepare students for a mathematical career in insurance.
  • Students fulfilling the requirements for the Actuarial Science and Insurance program can earn the Minor in Risk Management & Insurance.

Contact Tim Query or Robert Smits (NMSU Mathematical Sciences Department).

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