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    Why study Actuarial Science at Le Moyne College?

    The world is full of risk. But as a student in the Actuarial Science Program at Le Moyne, you will learn to mitigate that risk. You will be trained to use data to help people alleviate potential dangers. You will develop the analytical and business skills – as well as the understanding of human behavior – necessary to navigate an ever-changing world. You will be trained to communicate, to collaborate, and to think critically. Beyond that, you will be equipped to put those talents to work in a variety of settings, from business to government to the nonprofit sector. As an actuary, you will help provide financial safeguards that provide reassurance to business leaders around the world.  

    Program Highlights

    Actuarial students at Le Moyne take many math classes, including calculus, probability, statistics, numerical methods, and differential equations and modeling. They also take courses in economics, business, and finance. Many of our actuarial students choose to get a minor in finance or business administration.

    The College has been approved by the Society of Actuaries for all Validation by Educational Experience requirements.

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    An actuarial science concentration will prepare you for actuarial positions at insurance, finance and consulting firms, and for a variety of business math and statistics positions.

    Recent graduates of the actuarial science program have gone on to work for a number of highly respected firms, including BPAS, AXA Equitable, Harbridge Consulting, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, which regularly sends recruiters to campus.

    To learn more about being an actuary, visit and the sites for the professional societies the Society of Actuaries ( and the Casualty Actuarial Society (


    Preparing for the Actuary Exam

    Like many professions, becoming an actuary requires taking a series of professional exams.  These exams are taken over many years, and companies provide study material and time, as well as bonuses, to help with the exam process. The first exam, exam P, is a computer-based exam offered multiple times a year that covers probability. Our probability course, MTH 311, covers the material on exam P. We also have a one-credit study course, MTH 314, a comprehensive overview of exam P material specifically for our actuary concentration students, that is offered every spring. In addition, the finance courses that actuarial science students are required to take include material on the second exam, Exam FM, and some students also choose to take that exam while at Le Moyne.


    Get in Touch

    Contact the Program Chair:

    Dr. Caitlin Cunningham


    (315) 445-4631


    Contact the Department:

    Reilly Hall 236
    Department of Mathematics
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4631