The Risk Management and Insurance Program offers a certificate program in actuarial science and is open to qualified undergraduate students, regardless of major. The certificate program is designed to prepare students for an actuarial career. Actuaries apply mathematical models to evaluate financial aspects of uncertainty. There is a high demand for actuaries in many industries, which is why it’s consistently listed as a top-ranked occupation.

Once accepted into the actuarial science certificate program, you are eligible to join the two risk management and insurance student organizations, Insurance Society and Gamma Iota Sigma, and access the same benefits available to risk management and insurance majors who belong to these organizations, such as scholarships, resume book, careers day, and exam reimbursement. (See “Student Resources” on RMI program page.)


This certificate program is open to all currently enrolled UGA undergraduate students. You must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.6 and a minimum grade of C in MATH 2250 and MATH 2260 (or equivalent courses) in order to apply.


  • MATH 2250: Calculus I for Science and Engineering (or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400H)
  • MATH 2260: Calculus II for Science and Engineering (or MATH 2310H or MATH 2410H)
  • MATH 2500: Multivariable Calculus (or MATH 2270) (While MATH 2500 (or MATH 2270) is a prerequisite for the required core course STAT 4510, you can apply for the certificate program before taking MATH 2500 (or MATH 2270).)


Students must take a minimum of 21 hours. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in the core courses (Part I).

  1. Part I: Required Core Courses (9 Hours)

    • RMIN 4000 Risk Management and Insurance
    • RMIN 4100 The Theory of Interest
    • RMIN 4200 Actuarial Probability OR STAT 4510 Mathematical Statistics I OR MATH 4600 Probability I
  2. Part II: Course Sequences (12 Hours)

    Choose Two Course Sequences from the following:

    1. Sequence 1

    2. Sequence 2

    3. Sequence 3a (cannot be combined with Sequence 3b)

      • STAT 4230 Applied Regression Analysis
      • STAT 4280 Applied Time Series Analysis
    4. Sequence 3b (cannot be combined with Sequence 3a)

    5. Sequence 4

      • RMIN 4800 Internship in Risk Management and Insurance (6 hours)
      • Or choose two courses from the following:

How to Apply

  1. Be sure you meet the eligibility requirements
  2. Complete the online application
    Note: Application requires MyID to log in.

Application Periods

  • September 1 – October 1
  • February 1 – March 1

Notification of acceptance will be emailed approximately 2 weeks after each deadline.

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