The work of an actuary typically involves analyzing the various contingencies (birth, death, marriage, retirement, sickness, and losses due to accidents or negligence), which face society, and their impact on the many types of financial security arrangements, both public and private. A creative aspect of actuarial work lies in the forecasting of events. Actuaries are frequently called upon to make decisions that affect the fiscal soundness of financial security programs well into the future. Quality actuaries are in high demand resulting in a high job placement rate and high starting salaries.
With a professional degree in actuarial science, careers are possible in Consulting Actuaries, Public and Private Sectors including, Government, Insurance, Social Security Administration and Financial Services.
We have been consistently ranked as one of the best programs in the nation, with a joint program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration. We are also one of the few complete actuarial science programs in the U.S., and many employers visit the campus to recruit top students from our program.
Another benefit of our program is that we have full-time actuarial science professors, and are one of the few campuses with a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) on its faculty. Our faculty uses the most current material published by the Society of Actuaries which prepares students for the professional actuarial examinations.
The students also have the opportunity to be a part of Actuarial Science Club which adds an extra dimension to the course work and provides an opportunity to hear national experts speak on actuarial topics.