Learn to use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to study uncertain future events, particularly those that are insurable.
The Actuarial Science program in the Tobin College of Business at St John’s University is recognized by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence and is a recipient of the University Award from the Casualty Actuarial Society. Since Fall 2022, students can earn exemption from certain SOA exams. Students learn not only quantitative analysis skills in preparation to pass professional examinations but also earn an undergraduate degree in business, which provides them with an education in accounting, finance, management, marketing, risk management and computer information systems. Leveraging St. John's metropolitan location, students have access to the university's longstanding relationships with leading New York-area firms and an outstanding network of alumni and industry professionals. The School of Risk Management, which houses the actuarial science program, awards scholarships to the program, provides extensive out of-the-classroom learning opportunities, and assists students in finding internships and professional positions upon graduation.
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*The data here is representative of the three graduating classes (September 2021, January 2022, and May 2022) from the Manhattan Campus. The data provided here pertains only to the 82%% of Master’s level graduates who responded to the survey and includes graduates who may have been employed prior to graduation.
ACT 3335 & 3336 EXAM LTAM
Fast-Track programs are cost-efficient and time-saving ways to provide students the opportunity to advance to a master’s degree from their B.S. in Actuarial Science. Students who select a fast-track into an advanced degree must complete an online application and must meet the admission standards for that graduate program. Students should seek early program guidance from their adviser in anticipation of applying to a Fast-Track Program. Available Fast Track programs for Actuarial Science major are:
VEE – Validation by Educational Experience Courses
VEE credits are earned by taking accredited courses (above) & obtaining a B- or better
VEE E – Economics
VEE MS – Mathematical Statistics
VEE F – Corporate Finance
VEE A – Accounting
Starting Fall 2022, students can earn exemption from the SOA preliminary exams by achieving outstanding performance in certain actuarial courses as follows.
Exam FM: ACT 2334
Exam SRM: ACT 3349
Exam FAM-S: ACT 4347/4348
Exam ASTAM: ACT 4347/4348.
These courses have earned UEC (University-Earned Credit) status from the SOA. Please note that UEC-approved courses must be proctored and in-person. Those who choose the online version of the program must take all exams (midterm and final) of the courses listed above at the Manhattan campus. That translates to two or three days per semester during which students must be in NYC.
One of 19 Actuarial Programs in the US to hold the Center of Actuarial Excellence distinction
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