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Actuarial Science Program

Turn Risk Into Reward – with a bachelor's degree in actuarial science from ASU

Actuaries are mathematicians who manage risk by:

  • Evaluating the likelihood of future events using numbers, not crystal balls
  • Designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events
  • Decreasing the impact of undesirable events that do occur

Actuaries are the analytical backbone of our society’s financial security programs. They are also certified professionals who have gone through a series of examinations to obtain a professional designation. As a career, it is consistently ranked among the top professions in terms of work environment, employment outlook, job security, and salary. A great deal of useful information about the profession and the examinations can be found at BeAnActuary.com.

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is committed to identifying and nurturing talents of future actuarial science scholars. The school has been an important source of actuarial employees for Arizona insurance companies since 1994, and as of fall 2014 has a fully recognized bachelor of science degree. This program provides possibilities for the school to collaborate with the local actuarial industry on research in areas such as trend forecasting, predictive analytics, reserving, and pricing.

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has actuarial advisors who work closely with students who wish to take actuarial examinations. For additional information on being an actuary or on actuary exams, contact: asuactuary@asu.edu.