GOAL: The program prepares students to pass the preliminary professional exams required by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) or the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and prepares students for a career as an actuary. See BeAnActuary.org for information about the actuarial profession.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The program is a post-baccalaureate program designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than actuarial science. Capstone students have a strong mathematics background and are interested in applying that strength to the actuarial science profession.
PREREQUISITES: Students must show a strong math background by performing well in a semester-long mathematical probability course.
CONCENTRATED CLASSWORK: A key strength of our Capstone program is its short time to completion. Full-time students can expect to complete the program in 2 semesters. See the Course Requirements tab for more information on classwork.
CAREER RESOURCES: Capstone students have access to all Wisconsin School of Business resources available to undergraduate students. Through connections with industry leaders, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Actuarial Science program offers opportunities for students to learn from practicing actuaries and other professionals. Learning opportunities include presentations by industry experts, Co-Curricular Learning Board events, and Actuarial Club events.
Employers extensively recruit UW-Madison’s actuarial science graduates and the demand for actuaries is consistently strong and resilient to economic factors. Students have many resources, such as the Risk and Insurance Career Fair, to connect them with prospective employers so they can begin their actuarial career.
HOW TO APPLY: See the Apply tab for information on applications and admissions.