Math Department Introduces 3/2 Actuarial Program with Robert Morris

by Public Relations | Dec 20, 2016

The Saint Vincent College mathematics department has introduced a new 3/2 joint math/actuarial science program with Robert Morris University that will provide an opportunity for students to study three years at Saint Vincent and two years at Robert Morris and receive two degrees – a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Saint Vincent and a bachelor of science degree in actuarial science from Robert Morris.

“Actuarial science is a discipline that deals with risks from a mathematical and statistical point of view,” explained Dr. Daniele Arcara, professor and chair of the mathematics department. “An actuary can use mathematical and statistical models to evaluate the likelihood of a future negative event, and to study its impact.”

“Actuaries can work in many different fields, including insurance, finance and pensions,” he added. “Actuarial science is a growing field that has attracted more and more interest every year,” he said. “It leads to some of the highest-paid jobs.”

In order to be an actuary, a student must pass a series of actuarial exams given by a professional organization, the Society of Actuaries. Passing the first exam would be required before transferring to Robert Morris.

Robert Morris was one of the original 10 universities that were awarded a Center of Actuarial Excellence designation by the Society of Actuaries. Currently, only 17 colleges and universities have that certification.

Further details are available from Arcara who is the director of the new 3/2 program, 724-805-2934 or daniele.arcara@stvincent.edu.

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