Insurance, as the saying goes, is the oxygen of free enterprise. Actuaries are business professionals who analyze the financial consequences of risk. They work on a wide variety of projects in diverse business environments. Here are some examples listed at www.beanactuary.org:
In the Division of Statistics/Department of Mathematical Sciences here at NIU, we have courses that will prepare you for a career in the actuarial profession and help you pass the preliminary actuarial exams that are necessary to obtain certification and advancement.
At this time there are no special requirements for admission to the Actuarial Science program. To apply, please visit the NIU Undergraduate Admissions page:
You can also join the NIU Actuarial Club to meet other students who share your interests and aspirations.