## Actuarial Science

Many math majors pursue actuarial careers. UGA now offers a certificate in actuarial science. You may apply from February 1 to March 1 or from September 1 to October 1, starting in 2013. Contact Ms. Kathy Cohen with any questions. The Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society are currently revamping their curriculum. See the Be An Actuary website for general information on what actuaries do. For information on the new curriculum and exams, check out the article by Jim Daniel at the MAA website and Kryzs Ostaszewski's website "So … You Want to Know How to Pass Actuarial Exams?" at Illinois State. It is recommended that a student interested in pursuing a career in actuarial science take the following classes in mathematics and statistics (along with MATH 2700, 3000 or 3300, 3100, and 3200, of course):

MATH 4500-4510 | Numerical Analysis |

MATH 4600 | Probability |

STAT 4230 | Regression |

STAT 4510 | Mathematical Statistics I |

STAT 4280 | Applied Time Series Analysis |

and (some of) the following courses in Risk Management, Finance, and Economics:

RMIN 4000 | Risk Management and Insurance |

RMIN 5570 | Insurer Operations and Policy |

FINA 3001 | Financial Management |

FINA 4310 | Survey of Investments |

ECON 4010 | Intermediate Microeconomics |

ECON 4020 | Intermediate Macroeconomics |

Currently these may be taken as electives in a usual mathematics major. P.O.S. access for the RMIN courses (except RMIN 4000, which has no prerequisite), the upper-level ECON classes (provided one has fulfilled the ECON 2105–2106 prerequisites), and for FINA 3001 and FINA 4310 may be obtained from Ms. Kathy Cohen (actuary@terry.uga.edu, 297B Brooks Hall).joannaw@terry.uga.edu,

Brooks Hall 539). Students must complete ACCT 2101 to take FINA 3001;

please contact Emily Connell (egrace@uga.edu) for an override of

the computer science prerequisite. After that, P.O.S. access for

FINA 4310 can be obtained from Ms. Cheryl Stansky (cstansky@uga.edu, Brooks Hall

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