ERIC Number: EJ1035450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Development of an Actuarial Science Program at Salisbury University
Wainwright, Barbara A.
PRIMUS, v24 n9-10 p805-810 2014
This paper focuses on the development of an actuarial science track for the mathematics major at Salisbury University (SU). A timeline from the initial investigation into such a program through the proposal and approval processes is shared for those who might be interested in developing a new actuarial program. It is wise to start small and take advantage of as many existing courses as possible. Two new courses were developed to fill the void at SU. These courses as well as seminars for preparing students for SOA/CAS exams are described. The extent to which the program prepares students for taking the actuarial exams and/or finding employment is also discussed.
Descriptors: Program Development, College Programs, Risk Assessment, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Elective Courses, Majors (Students), Student Recruitment, Program Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Change Strategies, Program Descriptions, Course Descriptions, Course Organization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland