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Investing in the department of actuarial Science
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Actuarial Science

UW-Eau Claire's actuarial science program is one of approximately 60 advanced undergraduate programs in the United States. The program prepares students for the first four professional exams sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). In addition, the program meets all three validation by educational experience categories as specified by SOA and CAS. We are currently working toward Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) designation, of which there are only 23 actuarial programs worldwide with this designation.


  • The Wisconsin State Journal ranks actuarial science as the #1 career and UW-Eau Claire prepares students well for it, with a curriculum designed at the same level as many graduate schools with Center of Actuarial Excellence designations. Our graduates rise to the top in a competitive job market!

  • Small class sizes and classes taught by professors give actuarial science students individualized attention and learning opportunities they might not have in larger programs with teaching assistants.

  • Faculty are applied mathematicians and credentialed actuaries with experience in academics and the insurance industry.

Investing in actuarial science

Support the general needs of the actuarial science department with a gift of any amount to the Actuarial Science Advancement Fund, which is used to meet the needs of the department that cannot be met by the state-assisted university operating budget. The fund enables the department to take advantage of opportunities to advance its cause. 

Your Gift Supports:

The amount in parentheses indicates the annual amount required to meet current obligations

  •  New undergraduate scholarships ($500 annual, $15,000 to endow).

  • Student travel to present research at the Actuarial Research Conference and other scholarly meetings ($500).

  • Rewards for actuarial science students who take and pass professional actuarial exams ($200-400 per exam).

  • Stipends and/or released time for faculty research mentors of students ($2,000 per project).  

  • Student registration and travel to attend meetings of the Casualty Actuarial Society or the Society of Actuaries ($500-$800).

  • Rewards for faculty for excellence in teaching, faculty-student scholarship and advising ($1,500annually).

  • Existing actuarial science scholarships (gifts of any amount).

  • Endowment of a chair in actuarial science ($1.5 million).

Thank you for considering a gift to benefit the department of actuarial science at UW-Eau Claire. For more information, contact Dr. Alex Smith at or 715-836-3673.

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"Actuarial science majors form a close bond where knowledge and advice is shared so one can be successful in course work, internships, exams and a future job. However, not only will you create an academic network, but friends to have throughout college."

- Amanda, actuarial science