## B.S. in Mathematics with specialization in Actuarial Mathematics

### Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with Specialization in Actuarial Mathematics

Actuaries put a price on risk, and Actuaries are often ranked as a top ten job with high pay. The Actuarial program at Southern Illinois University provides course work in Mathematics to prepare students for work as Actuaries. Students become Actuaries by taking two Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) course sequences and by passing professional examinations given by the Society of Actuaries (SOA, see www.soa.org) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS, see www.casact.org). The professional exams cover probability, financial mathematics for investments including interest theory and financial derivatives, life contingencies: mathematics for life insurance, and loss models. More information about Actuaries and the professional exams can be found at www.beanactuary.com.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics can choose to specialize in Actuarial Mathematics. Detailed information about degree requirements is provided here.