The Society of Actuaries describes the work of an actuary as a combination of the "skills of a business executive, mathematician, and financial and investment manager. They address big problems with well-reasoned solutions that make business better. "
Source: "Society of Actuaries Website" www.soa.org 2015
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is experiencing rapid growth. What's more, the actuarial field is global. Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012--2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The undergraduate major in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science concentration prepares students for actuarial positions in business, government and industry. Coursework in the sequence provides a foundation for the preparation needed to sit for a series of examinations developed by the professional actuarial societies. In addition to a strong knowledge base in mathematics that includes calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, coursework includes risk management, finance, economics, and investments.
A Choice of Careers
Successful completion of coursework in the mathematics - actuarial major prepares you for employment in diverse careers where mathematical and business skills are required, including business, education, finance, government, health care and insurance.
GSU offers superior educational opportunity at an affordable tuition rate while maintaining the professional quality of its programs. GSU's outstanding faculty and real-world curriculum prepare graduates to meet the demands of the future.
Dr. Dianna Galante
Academic Program Coordinator