An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical skills to aid in the design and pricing of insurance policies and pension programs. Actuaries are employed by insurance companies, government agencies, health service organizations, large corporations, and consulting firms.
The Certificate in Actuarial Studies prepares undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for a career as an actuary. The coursework provides students with the background knowledge that they need to successfully pass two or three of the professional actuarial exams and obtain Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit that is required to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) or the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Coursework towards the Certificate in Actuarial Studies can be used for credit towards the Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Students in the certificate program have access to resources provided by the UNC Charlotte Actuarial Science program, such as information sessions by employers, presentations by actuaries, and networking events. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the undergraduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte.
All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements.