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University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

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Country: United States

Description of Program:

The Insurance and Risk Management major at the University of Central Arkansas is one of the fastest growing programs in the country. As Arkansas’ only Insurance and Risk Management degree, this program serves as a valuable resource for the regions’ insurance and financial services businesses. UCA’s program integrates economic theory and financial principles with specific industry insurance and risk management studies to prepare students for a variety of careers in the insurance and financial services industry. The Insurance and Risk Management program also provides a secondary track option in Financial Planning. Another distinction for UCA is that the Insurance and Risk Management degree may be achieved in a fully on-line setting.

Recently a Minor in Insurance and Risk Management was approved. This will open the program to students with varying majors throughout the University. A minor in Actuarial Studies is also available through the Math Department which includes specific courses in the Insurance and Risk Management degree program.

UCA hosts the Alpha Psi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma and students have the opportunity to be actively involved. Students have the ability to establish relationships with industry leaders as local, regional, and national corporate partners, as well as successful UCA graduates, participate in both on- and off-campus activities.   Juniors and Seniors in the program continually find rewarding internships and graduates have excellent employment opportunities. Many students receive employment offers during the semester before graduation, and the remaining 90% of graduates begin their careers in the industry within 30 days of graduation

Degrees offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration, with

  • Major in Insurance and Risk Management

Masters course(s) offered as part of the MBA program
Minor in Insurance and Risk Management (available with many UCA major programs)

Minor in Actuarial Studies

Course listings:
INSU 3315 Life & Health Insurance

INSU 3320 Property & Liability Insurance
INSU 3324 Risk & Insurance
INSU 3330 Surplus Lines and Reinsurance
INSU 3382 Internship in Insurance and Risk Management
INSU 4315 Employee Benefits
INSU 4320 Corporate Risk Management
INSU 4330 insurance Operations and Regulation
INSU 4325 Insurance Claims
INSU 4395 Independent Study in Insurance and Risk Management

Admissions Website(s) (URL):

Cynthia L. Burleson CIC, CRM, CPCU, ACP
Director of the Center for Insurance and Risk Mangaement