Turn Your Love of Math into a Successful Career
The beauty of pure mathematics inspires a passion in some people that lasts their whole lives. How do you make a career out of it, though? You harness pure mathematics and put it to work. You turn it into applied mathematics. Actuarial science is one of the most powerful applications of mathematics, and it can become a career that enables you to do the thing you love most while being a highly in-demand professional with tremendous earning power.
What is an actuary? Simply, an actuary measures and manages risk for businesses, enabling them to make sound and strategic decisions. Besides having a profound understanding of mathematics, actuaries have serious skills in statistics and business management.
This program leads to success
The University of New Haven's B.S. in Actuarial Science delivers the mathematical background needed to pursue a successful career as an actuary, financial analyst, or market research analyst upon graduation.
Through the program, you will learn to:
- solve problems involving essential mathematical computations
- employ various computational software
- use mathematical, probabilistic, and statistical tools to evaluate future risk and contingent events
- demonstrate a command of advanced mathematical topics
- acquire the business skills that businesses and government agencies seek
A lifetime of earning potential
Two actuarial organizations — the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) — administer a series of nine exams on various topics of actuarial science. It is expected, though not required, for a professional actuary to pass these exams. Typically, students will be competitive in the entry-level actuary job market after having passed one to three exams. Our program has courses and exam prep seminars to ready you for the first three exams.
Our location = a high probability of phenomenal internships and job offers
Hartford, Connecticut — legendary hub of major insurance companies and actuarial consulting firms — is only 40 minutes away. Aetna, Travelers, The Hartford, and United Healthcare, and other insurers, all call Hartford home. Students will have exciting opportunities to intern at these famous firms and attract the notice of managers looking for full-time employees.