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Purdue University - Actuarial Colleges and Universities School Program Directory - Actuary.com

Purdue University

West Lafayette
Contact Name
Jeff Beckley

The Purdue Actuarial Science Program is one of the most preeminent Actuarial Science programs in the United States. Purdue’s Actuarial Science has been highly ranked by a number of external organizations.  To name but only a few, our program was ranked

Number 1 best Actuarial Science Degree in 2017 by CollegeChoice.Net

Number 2 best value Actuarial Science program in 2016 by College Value Online

Number 9 top value Actuarial Science program in 2016 by Online Accounting Degree Programs

An Actuary is a business person who use mathematical and statistical tools to evaluate future risk and contingent events.  To become an Actuary you must pass a series of professional exams.  You can take exams while in college.  For more information about the actuarial profession, see the Be An Actuary website.

Purdue’s Actuarial Science Program is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics.  Upon graduation, students receive an Actuarial Science degree as well as a Statistics degree. In addition, most of the graduates also receive a Business Management minor. Students can graduate with "Honors in Actuarial Science" by fulfilling additional requirements. The program prepares students for an actuarial career as well as providing complete preparation for the first six exams set by the Society of Actuaries and the first five exams set by the Casualty Actuarial Society.  The Actuarial Program Plans of Study are available from the College of Science majors website. Actuarial Science has a Normal Plan of Study and an Honors Plan of Study listed.  These plans of study all permit the student to receive credit for all the Validation By Educational Experience (VEE) from the actuarial societies.

# of VEE (Validation by Educational Experience) Topics Supported by Classes
# of Society of Actuaries Exams Supported by Classes
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