The RMI/AS program provides students at the University of Alabama with an understanding of how risks are managed and financed. The program also prepares students to make informed decisions as responsible citizens and as professionals serving clients and leading companies. The program is housed in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies in Culverhouse College of Business.

The University of Alabama has a proud heritage of educating our nation’s most exceptional students to become executives and professionals in risk management and insurance. In 1921, Dean Lee Bidgood taught the first insurance course at the University – only five years after Dr. Solomon S. Huebner taught the first such course at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In November 2007, the Actuarial Science program was established with the guidance of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society. The RMI/AS program has continued to prosper through the vision and effort of dedicated industry professionals and has become one of the premier undergraduate programs at The University of Alabama.

The RMI/AS program prepares graduates for professional careers that will enhance the economic security of our society. Specializing in RMI/AS provides a wide variety of exciting and stimulating career opportunities. Academically, students can explore their individual needs and interests through core courses in general business, advanced RMI/AS specialized courses, and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Visit Us

We welcome you to visit us in 210 Alston Hall.
Office Hours: MWF 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.


Robert McLeod, Ph.D.
John S. Bickley Faculty Fellow and Professor of Finance
Phone: (205) 348-8993

William H. Rabel, Ph.D., FLMI, CLU
John & Mary Louise Loftis Bickley
Endowed Teaching Chair of Insurance & Financial Services
Phone: (205) 348-8966

Kenny Wunder, Ph.D.
Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Endowed Professor
of Actuarial Sciences and Risk Management
Phone: (205) 348-8982

George H. Zanjani, Ph.D., ACAS
Frank Park Samford Chair of Insurance
Phone: (205) 348-6291