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 100 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 preliminary exam syllabi of both the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. Through coursework and internships, our students acquire the necessary tools to develop mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems, and manage risk.
- LVC actuarial graduates are employed by more than 100 national and Central Pennsylvania firms, including Aetna, The Hartford, The Chubb Group, ING, Towers Watson, Guardian Life, Conrad Siegel Actuaries, Voya Financial, and Capital Blue Cross. Alumni have reached a number of positions within their company including Vice President or Assistant Vice President position at their company.
- In the 40 year history of the department, we've launched 87 fellows and 51 associates of the two actuarial societies. Learn more about the credentialing process for the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society and view our list of credentialed alumni.
- Professional success naturally follows from student achievement. We require students to pass at least one actuarial exam administered by the SOA or CAS. In the past three years, LVC students passed an average of 2.4 exams before graduating.
- Nearly all actuarial science juniors at LVC spend their summer working at a paid internship in the industry, and many sophomores do as well. Internships provide valuable experience in the industry, and help a student evaluate the various possible paths for an actuary after graduation.
- 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 program.
- 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.