OC Creates Actuarial Science Program

In response to student and employer interest, Oklahoma Christian has launched an actuarial science program.

“Working as an actuary is consistently placed among the top four jobs in the Jobs Rated Almanac,” Associate Professor of Business Finance Jody Jones said. “The profession offers high pay, high job security and low stress. With a number of recent OC math and finance graduates entering the field, this was a great time to start a more specific program.”

Students can major in either mathematics or finance, then choose the actuarial science concentration. 

Jones and Associate Professor of Mathematics Jennifer Bryan developed the program in consultation with OC alumna Cindy (Brown 10) Smethers, vice president at American Fidelity Assurance in Oklahoma City.

“Cindy’s company has hired OC student interns every semester, which also led to other companies recruiting our students,” Bryan said. “Those students have done excellent work and usually have a job waiting for them before they graduate. Our new program should allow for even more students to have that experience.”

Fall 2013

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