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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.5 Mathematics and Statistics 4.5.5 Actuarial Science Co-operative Education Program
4.5.5 Actuarial Science Co-operative Education Program

Application deadlines: October 1 for a May 1 placement. Or, May 1 for a September 1 or January 1 placement.

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 (8.0 full-course equivalents) 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 (20.0 full-course equivalents) - 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.