Actuaries specialize in the evaluation of insurance and financial risks. They hold positions of responsibility with insurance companies, consulting firms, investment banks, government regulatory organizations, and government insurance programs. Actuaries must also pass a series of professional exams, administered by the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society, to receive the credential of Associate or Fellow. These professional exams are both quantitative and qualitative, demanding that the actuary demonstrate expertise in a variety of mathematical and business analytic applications.
Temple University offers one of the most distinguished Actuarial Science programs in North America. Located in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management, the Actuarial Science program gives students the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics while being exposed to a wide range of business disciplines. Our program is recognized by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE).
Students in our Actuarial Science Program earn a B.B.A. while preparing for the actuarial profession. Our majors take university core classes and business core classes as well as major courses and electives. These courses include Calculus I, II, III, various courses in Probability and Statistics, Theory of Interest, Actuarial Modeling I and Actuarial Modeling II.
The required courses in the major cover the topics of three professional actuarial exams: Exams P/1, FM/2 and MLC. Elective courses cover topics on Exams MFE/3F and C/4. In addition, courses in our curriculum are approved by the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society as satisfying their Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements for Applied Statistical Methods, Corporate Finance, and Economics.
Courses that Undergraduate majors in Actuarial Science take may be viewed using the Undergraduate Bulletin.
At Temple, you will study under a faculty of highly regarded teachers and scholars. Temple faculty are nationally and internationally recognized authorities in the fields of actuarial science and risk management/insurance. They have authored numerous texts and study manuals, published extensively in prestigious academic and professional journals, and been recognized by awards for teaching and research excellence.
Faculty of the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management:
The Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas form a major center for insurance, reinsurance, and related consulting activities in the United States. At Temple University, with its main campus close to center city Philadelphia, you will be well-positioned to take full advantage of the professional opportunities of the region.
The Actuarial Science program maintains a close, ongoing, and dynamic relationship with the actuarial and insurance communities. As a Temple undergraduate student, you will:
Admission requirements to the B.B.A. program in Actuarial Science follow the general requirements established by the Undergraduate School at Temple University. (Please see the Undergraduate School Bulletin.)
Krupa S. Viswanathan, Ph.D., ASA Director, Actuarial Science Program E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice: 215.204.6183 Fax: 215.204.4712
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