Sarah Hayes '17
"I intended to teach high school math but decided my individual math journey wasn't yet complete."
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Skills you will learn inside and outside of the classroom will provide you a well-rounded education you can take in to the workplace or on to graduate school.
Actuarial science includes the study of calculus, financial mathematics, applied probability, statistics and economic principals among other subjects. Upon completion of the degree, you will be prepared to sit for several of your exams.
This course introduces you to the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics and how those concepts are applied in calculating present and accumulated values for various streams of cash flows. This is used as a basis for reserving, valuation, pricing, asset/liability management, investment income, capital budgeting and valuing contingent cash flows. This course also introduces financial instruments including derivatives and the concept of no-arbitrage.
A degree in actuarial science can take you in many different directions. The best way to see what you can do is to check out what other Simpson graduates have done.
Simpson makes sure that all actuarial science majors will complete coursework to prepare for the first two actuary exams. Several students have passed more than two exams before they graduate.
There is a lot more happening in the Department of Mathematics. Take a look at all the opportunities available to you at Simpson.
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Because of Simpson College I’ve had the opportunity to conduct extensive undergraduate research all four years that I have been here.Read This Story