At Drake University, you’ll find an institution uniquely positioned to offer one of the best actuarial science educations in the world.
Drake’s School of Actuarial Science is one of just 17 universities in the United States to be recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries, meaning you will learn alongside extraordinary classmates and from exceptional and experienced faculty.
Located in the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA), The School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management offers undergraduate majors in Actuarial Science, either alone or combined with another CBPA major; two undergraduate concentrations, one in Risk Management and Insurance and the other in Actuarial Science; and selected graduate classes in Risk Management. Our Actuarial Science program is 1 of 17 in the U.S. honored as a Center of Actuarial Science, a prestigious designation awarded by the Society of Actuaries. Pass rates for our Actuarial Science majors regularly exceed national averages, an important consideration when choosing where to study Actuarial Science.
Our faculty include five with earned doctorates (Professors Bujakowski, Chen, Gardner, Vaughan and White), and four Actuarial Science faculty possess actuarial science credentials (Professors Judd, Vaughan, Watson, and White).
Many of our faculty members produce award-winning research, and some participate in local and national professional organizations important to their disciplines.
Susan Watson, M.S., FSA
Assistant Professor and Sammons Group Director of the School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management.
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