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Friday, April 19, 2019

BYU actuarial science program named Center of Excellence | Campus -

Madison Everett, Author at The Daily Universe reports, BYU has been recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries, and is the first western program to receive this honor.

Students in the BYU actuarial club.
The Society of Actuaries has recognized BYU as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries, making the university the first western program to receive the honor and 17th to receive the title out of the country’s 185 actuarial programs.

“I’m excited about the additional opportunities that this will provide for the students and the fact that we will now be better known,” BYU actuarial science program director Brian Hartman said.

Actuarial science major Cason Wight said he feels proud to be from a school with such a strong actuarial program...

Actuaries need a deep understanding of risk to use analytical skills to protect organizations against loss from accidents. Hartman said it is largely a mix of finance and statistics.

According to Hartman, the prestigious designation goes to programs that meet demanding standards, including having a high graduate placement and a robust curriculum that prepares students to succeed in the industry and pass the rigorous actuarial exams...

The program has expanded its research and will continue to expand in the years to come.