Actuarial Studies

Students who are interested in becoming actuaries should introduce themselves to Dr. Lo Bello as soon as possible after their arrival at Allegheny College.  They should take the following sequence of mathematics courses:

  • MATH 151 (Calculus I)
  • MATH 152 (Calculus II)
  • MATH 211 (Vector Calculus and Several Variable Integration)
  • MATH 270 (Optimization and Approximation)
  • MATH 345 (Probability and Statistical Inference I)
  • MATH 346 (Probability and Statistical Inference II)

Math 151 and 152 must be completed before taking Math 345. Math 211 and Math 270 may be taken before or concurrently with Math 345 and Math 346.

Several of our alumni have gone on to careers with major actuarial companies.  Some return regularly to campus to conduct interviews for their firms. It is recommended that interested actuarial candidates apply for internships as early as the summer after their sophomore year.

Interested Allegheny students and prospective students are welcome to contact class of 2001 alumnus Albert Trezza with their questions about the work of an actuary.  Al can be reached at:

Al Trezza
Associate Director, Research and Analysis
BNY Mellon Asset Management
500 Grant St., Suite 4131
Pittsburgh, PA 15258
(412) 236-7732

For more information about becoming an actuary, check out the website: Be An Actuary.