The following program is intended to prepare students for entering the actuarial profession. You should be prepared to pass the first actuarial examination before graduation. Visit BeAnActuary.org to see why actuarial science consistently ranks as one of the top five careers in the United States and to learn about the Society of Actuary examinations.
When planning a course of study in actuarial science, it is strongly recommended that you consult an adviser in the Mathematics Department.
The actuarial profession is consistently rated as one of the most desirable. Graduates of the actuarial sciences program are experts in managing risk in multiple industries. The diverse skills students gain with this degree will prepare them to pursue work in the insurance industry, whose function relies on the risk assessment skills of actuaries. Graduates also find satisfying work within financial services (i.e. investment management, banking), health administration, energy corporations (i.e. utilities, oil, gas), environmental organizations, and the transportation sector. Additional employers of actuarial sciences graduates include, but are not limited to, institutions of higher education, public accounting firms, labor unions, and investment firms.