The history of actuarial mathematics at UCLA reaches back to 1978, when Ira L. Boyle, FSA, B.A. Mathematics '72 and Ron Miech, PhD founded the Actuarial Program to help meet Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company's growing need for actuaries. In 1996, the Boyle Family and Transamerica established the Ira L. Boyle Memorial Fund to support the continuation of the program.
After a period of domancy due to a lack of actuarial instructors, the Actuarial Program at UCLA was re-launched by Loong Kong, FSA, MBA '83 in 2000. The dedication of Professor Kong, combined with the resouces of the 2008 Ira and Patty Boyle Endowed Actuarial Science Fund, has allowed the program to grow into Southern California's premier hub for actuarial talent.
The program has grown exponentially in recent years, and the Financial Actuarial Mathematics major was inaugurated in 2013 to replace the previous Actuarial Plan of the Mathematics/Applied Sciences major. Graduates of the Actuarial Program have received positions at prestigious firms throughout Southern California and the United States, and are a growing presence in the professional actuarial network.
Bruin Actuarial Society serves as the undergraduate student organization associated with the Actuarial Program. Led by our board of officers, we host events throughout the school year to develop our members academically, socially and professionally. BAS hosts the Actuarial Program's largest events of each year, including our Annual Career Fair in the fall, Actuarial Case Competition in the winter, and Spring Banquet. In addition, we host firm representatives for information sessions, resume workshops and mock interviews, and technical workshops to teach programming skills.
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