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Actuarial Sciences

Actuarial sciences is the study of probability and calculation of risk, which have an enormous impact on how we live and work today. Discover how classes in subjects like accounting and economics come together to position you for a career in financial services, insurance and beyond.

Why Study Actuarial Sciences?

A certificate in actuarial sciences will help you calculate risk in order to solve problems. Our program provides you with rich experiences in and out of the classroom, so you can pursue a career in the insurance or financial service industries, among other areas.

Learn to apply mathematical models to measure and manage risk with an actuarial sciences certificate at USD.


Degrees & Offerings

Actuarial Sciences

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus

Actuarial sciences studies the calculation of risk using mathematical and statistical methods. This certificate is a great fit for current mathematics majors who want to become actuaries or learn how to apply risk calculation to their work in accounting or other financial services. You will take courses dealing with probability, statistics, accounting and finance.

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Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education. Our renowned faculty will help you understand the wide field of mathematics and how it impacts our everyday lives.
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Mathematical Sciences

Our renowned faculty will help you understand the wide field of mathematics and how it impacts our everyday lives.

FACULTY & STAFF

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in the areas of statistics, algebra, analysis, biomathematical modeling and more.

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Dan Van Peursem

Chair, Mathematical Sciences
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Clark Bennett

Instructor
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Jose Flores

Professor
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Catalin Georgescu

Associate Professor
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Kyle Greywall

Instructor
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Nate Harding

Math Emporium Director
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Nan Jiang

Professor
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Angela Keith

Instructor
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Shannon Kortan

Instructor
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Ramiro LafuenteRodriguez

Associate Professor
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Yuhlong Lio

Professor
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Kelly Mason

Instructor
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Kristen Maxon

Instructor
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Sally Schmidt

Instructor
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Nicholas Wulf

Instructor

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