An actuary is a person who works for insurance or investment companies and is primarily responsible for determining rates and benefits for insurance policies and retirement instruments. The profession of actuary regularly ranks near the top in surveys of job satisfaction of all professions. One becomes an actuary, and progresses in the profession, by passing tests administered by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society, which govern the profession. The actuarial emphasis program at Pittsburg State University is designed to help a student pass the first two of these exams before graduation and to give the student an adequate foundation to begin work as an actuary and to progress in the exam sequence.
General Education Requirements* (38-44 hours)
Basic Skills** (9 hours)
General Education Electives (29-35 hours)
Sciences (8-9 hours)
Social Studies (3 hours)
Political Studies (3 hours)
Producing and Consuming** (0 hours)
Fine Arts and Aesthetic Studies (2-3 hours)
Cultural Studies (3-5 hours)
Health and Well-Being (4-6 hours)
Human Heritage (6 hours)
*Courses must be taken for the list approved by the General Education Committee. See General Education Requirements for All Baccalaureate Degrees.
**Three hours of general education basic skills are satisfied by the requirements in Mathematics. Six hours of general education electives are satisfied by the required programming course in Computer Science and ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics.