Career Connections

The success of the College’s Actuarial Science Program first attracted Brad Leer ’16 to The Valley, where he recently graduated as a triple major with math and music degrees as well. Brad is currently working for Mercer in Richmond, Va.

About The Program

LVC actuarial science graduates are in high demand; during strong and weak markets, LVC graduates have maintained a nearly 100 percent job offer rate. Leading companies visit campus to recruit students for paid summer and full-time jobs—including many of the 50 national and central Pennsylvania firms that employ LVC actuarial science graduates.

Our program balances the technical and the liberal arts. It provides an excellent foundation in math, economics, and finance and thoroughly covers the Society of Actuaries’ preliminary exam syllabi. Through coursework and internships, you will acquire the necessary tools to develop mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems, and manage risk.

Why LVC?

  • LVC’s Actuarial Science Program provides students with the necessary background in math, economics, and finance to begin a career as an actuary, including 100 percent coverage of the Society of Actuaries’ preliminary exam syllabi. 
  • The actuarial science curriculum is continuously updated so that it covers the material on the first four examinations of the Society of Actuaries’ education programs. 
  • Professional success naturally follows from student achievement. We require students to pass at least one actuarial exam. In the past three years, students passed an average of 2.4 exams before graduating.
  • In 40 years, we’ve launched 87 Fellows and 51 Associates of the two actuarial societies.
  • Our students’ success stems from our emphasis on the learning process. Our students learn to extract technical information, master it, and then explain it. Employers seek our graduates because they are articulate and technically proficient, a rare combination.



It’s such a rare skill to teach yourself something new from such technical material, but it’s a hallmark of the LVC actuarial degree.

Assistant Vice President, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Ryan Ledger ’11