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Actuarial Science

A career in actuarial science has consistently been rated as one of the "top jobs" by U.S. News and World Report as well as other organizations.  Actuaries work to manage risk.  Actuaries study the likelihood of future events, design creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable future events, and work to decrease the impact should undesirable events actually occur.  A career as an actuary requires analytical and reasoning skills in addition to a knowledge of business practices and human behavior.   Belmont offers a track in actuarial science that includes a mathematics major and a business minor that will prepare you for a job in this exciting field.

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Belmont has an active actuarial student organization, BELMONT ACTUARIAL STUDENTS SOCIETY (BASS).

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For up-to-date information, pictures, and more, check out the 
BASS webpage.


STUDENTS ATTEND CASUALTY ACTUARIES OF THE SOUTHEAST MEETING IN ATLANTA

bassDr. Daniel Biles, Professor of Mathematics, and four of Belmont’s actuarial program students attended the Fall 2015 meeting of theCasualty Actuaries of the Southeast in Atlanta, Georgia on October 6, 2015.  From left to right are pictured Dr. Biles, Savannah Halliday (’17), Kailee Gerzema (’18), Mallory White (’16) and Aubree Darcy (’18). The Belmont students are Mathematics majors completing the Actuarial Track, which includes a business minor, and are members of the Belmont Actuarial Student Society. The Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast is a regional affiliate of the Casualty Actuary Society, whose mission is to advance actuarial science through a singular focus on research and education for property and casualty actuarial practice. Among its 6,700 members are experts in property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, finance, risk management, and enterprise risk management.


MATHEMATICS MAJORS RECEIVES ACTUARIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
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Elly Fell (Mathematics major, class of 2017) was awarded the Southeastern Actuaries Conference (SEAC) Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.  This $1,500 award is a competitive scholarship available to students at southeastern U.S. universities who plan to pursue a career as an actuary. This is the sixth consecutive year that a Belmont student has won at least one of these awards.  

malloryMallory White (Mathematics major, class of 2016) was awarded three competitive actuarial scholarships this summer: 

The actuarial profession is usually ranked in the top five of career choices.  Actuaries work in the insurance and financial sectors and specialize in analyzing the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Belmont offers a track in Actuarial Science that includes a Mathematics major and a Business minor that will prepare you for a job in this exciting field.


MATHEMATICS MAJORS PASS ACTUARIAL EXAMS
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Savannah Halliday
 (Mathematics major, class of 2017) passed Actuarial Exam P/1 in September 2015 and Actuarial Exam FM/2 in August 2016.

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Elly Fell
 (Mathematics major, class of 2017) passed Actuarial Exam P/1 on her first try in July.  Exam P/1 has a pass rate of less than 50%. There is a series of nine exams which are required for full status as an actuary.
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Mallory White 
(Mathematics major, class of 2016) passed Actuarial Exam FM/2 on her first try in June.  Exam FM/2 has a pass rate of less than 50%.