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"The UCM Math department has given me all the tools I need to succeed in graduate school and for the rest of my math career."
James Gossell, Mathematics major

Option 1: Actuarial Science, Bachelor of Science Degree

The Actuarial Science program at UCM is one of several dozen advanced actuarial science programs in the USA and the only one in Missouri public institutions.

Why Choose Actuarial Science at UCM?

  • The Actuarial Science program is the only such program in the Missouri public university system.
  • UCM's Actuarial Science program is recognized by the Society of Actuaries and listed as an Undergraduate-Advanced program on the SOA website. UCM is one of approximately 60 universities in the U.S. to be in this top classification.
  • The actuarial science and statistics program offers two computer labs for student's use. The computers are installed with several commonly used statistical and actuarial packages such as SPSS, SAS, Prophet, and TAS to give students a better learning environment.

What will I study?
Actuarial Science is concerned with the random events that affect human life or property and the financial impact that occurrence of one of these events may have.

The curriculum provides students with a broad and comprehensive knowledge in mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and the actuarial modeling. The curriculum also prepares students for a series of actuarial exams sponsored by SOA and CAS.

Courses include:

  • Calculus & Analytic Geometry
  • Managing Financial Derivatives
  • Principles of Insurance
  • Life Contingencies

Related areas of concentration:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Statistics

What can I do with a degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics?

  • Consulting firms
  • Banks and investment firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Government insurance departments
  • Colleges and universities

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Actuarial Science and Statistics there are several opportunity to be involved:

  • Actuarial Organization

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

Actuarial Science professors offer wide range of academic and professional experience, more than 80 percent of faculty members in this program have earned doctorates. The remaining faculty members have master's degrees. The actuarial coordinator in the program is a certified actuary who also has had practical experiences in insurance industry. 

Learn more about Actuarial Science and Statistics at UCM:
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
660-543-4930

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