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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.5 Mathematics and Statistics 4.5.4 Actuarial Science Co-operative Education Program
4.5.4 Actuarial Science Co-operative Education Program

See the subsection on Co-operative Education/Internship Programs in Section 3 (Faculty Regulations) for information on applying. Student should also review the major section on "Co-operative Education/Internship" of this Calendar.

The Actuarial Science Co-operative Education programs are five-year degree programs which include 12 months of supervised work experience in various companies and government agencies. Students who wish to enter the Actuarial Science Co-operative Education program are urged to discuss their pre-admission course selection with a Program Advisor in the Undergraduate Science Centre (USC) as early in their program as possible.

Students should normally have successfully completed at least 48 units appropriate to their degree program, including Mathematics 321 or Statistics 321, Statistics 323 and Actuarial Science 325 and 327, before commencing the first co-operative education placement. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.70 in the field before commencing the Co-operative Education major program, or a minimum grade point average of 3.30 in the field before commencing the Co-operative Education honours program.


120 units - Same as Actuarial Science Majors or Honours

12 months - Co-operative Education work terms (Co-operative Education 501.01, 501.02, 501.03)

A minimum grade point average of 2.70 must be maintained for continuation in the BSc degree programs. A minimum grade point average of 3.30 must be maintained for continuation in the BSc Honours degree program.

Work Term Assessment

The mandatory work term courses, Co-operative Education 501.01, 501.02, 501.03 and the optional course, Co-operative Education 501.04, are graded on a credit (CR) or fail (F) basis. A positive assessment requires satisfactory performance on each of the following items:

(a) The Co-operative Education Co-ordinator's evaluation of job performance, which is based on an on-site visit where practical.

(b) The employer's evaluation of job performance.

(c) A work term report prepared by the student and evaluated by the Faculty.


  • The Faculty may approve registration in Co-operative Education 501.04 in conjunction with an optional (fourth) work term.
  • Students should consult the Actuarial Science Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-operative Education and Internship Co-ordinator for program planning.