The Actuarial Science program at Appalachian State provides a foundation in mathematics and business for students wishing to pursue a career in actuarial science or a related field.
Actuarial Science is a cross-disciplinary field whose practitioners use knowledge from:
to solve problems involving risk assessment and risk mitigation and management. Actuaries create, maintain, and utilize mathematical models to gain insight into these complex problems.
Actuarial education is governed by several actuarial societies. The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) sponsor exams that provide methods to evaluate proficiency in various areas of knowledge which form the basis for attaining educational credentials.