Activating Your Inner Actuary

If a career in risk management interests you, consider Ashland University’s Actuarial Science program.

Very few universities of Ashland University’s size have an actuarial program. In fact, it’s one of only 13 institutions in Ohio that has a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation.

Students can complete all three of the current Validation by Education Experience (VEE) Requirements at Ashland University. "The VEE requirement is jointly sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). There are three VEE topics: Economics, Corporate Finance and Applied Statistical Methods" (https://www.beanactuary.org/study/?fa=vee-requirements).

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Christopher Swanson
Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264
cswanson@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

V. Sue Ralph
Administrative Assistant
202, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5790
vralph@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Descriptions, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Course Rotations

Computer Science Course Rotations

Cyber Security Course Rotations

Software Design Course Rotations

Math Course Rotations

Anticipated Course Offerings 2018-2022: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Design Development and Math

Mathematics Course Descriptions

Cyber Security Course Descriptions

Software Design Development Course Descriptions

Computer Science Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Catalog
Catalog 2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2019-2020 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2018-2019 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2017-2018 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2016-2017 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2015-2016 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Christopher Swanson
Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264
cswanson@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

V. Sue Ralph
Administrative Assistant
202, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5790
vralph@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Descriptions, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Course Rotations

Computer Science Course Rotations

Cyber Security Course Rotations

Software Design Course Rotations

Math Course Rotations

Anticipated Course Offerings 2018-2022: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Design Development and Math

Mathematics Course Descriptions

Cyber Security Course Descriptions

Software Design Development Course Descriptions

Computer Science Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Catalog
Catalog 2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2019-2020 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2018-2019 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2017-2018 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2016-2017 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2015-2016 Academic Year
Actuarial Science, B.S. Four-Year Guide

What to Expect in the Actuarial Science Program

Actuarial science is the mathematical backbone of the insurance and pension industries. It takes a combination of strong analytical skills, business knowledge, and an understanding of human behavior to manage the complex risks facing our society.

You’ll learn how to solve a variety of problems related to risk in real world settings, such as:

  • Determining premiums for insurance companies

  • Helping companies establish their retirement plans

  • Developing life insurance products

  • Assisting banks in managing their assets and liabilities and developing ways to manage their financial risk

Learn more about what Actuarial Science entails?

Program Benefits

As part of this innovative program, you’ll:

  • Form close relationships with faculty who have earned awards for excellence in teaching

  • Benefit from small class sizes with individualized attention

  • Have full access to extensive computer resources within the department’s technology center including a variety of hardware running Linux, Solaris, MacOS, and Windows operating systems as well as computer algebra systems, statistical and geometric software, and other applications

  • Be highly attractive to potential employers and command a favorable salary after passing your first two professional actuarial science exams

Ashland University Actuarial Program UCAP Designation

Ashland University's Actuarial Program is one of only 4 private institutions from Ohio, and one of only 13 overall from Ohio, with a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation. UCAP website.

Actuarial Science Career Outlook

Average Career Salary

$101,560

Average Career Growth

22 percent increase by 2026, which is higher than the average career growth

Counseling Services

Counseling