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Actuarial Science: Welcome

What is an Actuary?

An actuary is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs. They evaluate the likelihood of those events, design creative ways to reduce the likelihood and decrease the impact of adverse events that actually do occur.

Actuaries work in life insurance, retirement systems, health benefit systems, financial and investment management and other emerging areas of practice. 

Society of Actuaries Website


Actuarial Outpost - Glenn Cooke
Discussion forum, free study material, and job postings. 

Actuarial Studies Program - Mathematics Department, The University of Texas at Austin
Detailed information on the undergraduate and graduate programs in Actuarial Studies (actuarial science) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Topics cover: actuarial exams, employment, job postings, discussion forums, directory of actuarial schools, directory of actuarial recruiters, and actuarial company information. 

SFU Department of Mathematics & Statistics - Simon Fraser University
Links to the departmental directory; applied mathematics, and statistics home pages; undergraduate and graduate course outlines and schedules; seminar, conference, and meeting information; and the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics 

Social Actuary - Social Actuary
Allows actuaries to: create a user profile; connect with other actuaries around the world to discuss exams, study habits, careers and much more via the Forums.

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Related Guides

By its nature, Actuarial Science is an interdisciplinary subject.  Please make use of these related guides: