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The Society of Actuaries (SOA) granted Canisius College with the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation. Canisius is the first institution in the Buffalo area to be awarded this designation. Details regarding the designation may be found here.

The new UCAP designation means that prospective students who visit the SOA website and search for schools with actuarial programs will see Canisius listed, with links to the college website and the Math/Stats Department website. They will also be able to see Canisius’ position on a map, as well as any nearby schools that also have UCAP designation.

Actuary is a highly-regarded profession and employment opportunities exist wherever managing risk is a concern. Actuaries use mathematics, probability and statistics to help organizations plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Recently, Careercast ranked actuary as number one on its list of the top 200 jobs. Read more here.

For more information, please visit the Society of Actuaries (SOA) main webpage here.

Submitted by: Byung-Jay Kahng, chair, mathematics and statistics