Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Actuarial Science Minor

This program will provide a solid understanding of annuities, yield rates, amortization, sinking funds, and bonds with real-life applications. On completion of the program, the students would have a sound background of actuarial mathematics and risk theory and be able to analyze real-life problems involving life insurance and annuities along with associated premiums and valuations, and also be able to analyze problems involving individual risk models over a short term and collective risk models over a single and an extended period.


Please see the UNLV College of Sciences web page at https://www.unlv.edu/sciences for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Actuarial Science | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (unlv.edu).



Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Sciences Advising Center https://www.unlv.edu/sciences/advising




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Learning Outcomes

Students that graduate with a minor in the Mathematical Sciences, Actuarial Science Concentration, will:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of differential and integral calculus, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of linear algebra and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
  • Able to analyze real-life situations dealing with life insurance, life annuities, and contingent investments.
  • Communicate effectively in writing the solution to an actuarial science problem.

Total Credits: 20