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Our Actuarial Science program will prepare you for success in this field and in graduate school by honing your skills in mathematics, business, economics, finance and computer science. Because Marietta's General Education curriculum is based in the liberal arts, you will also have strong written and verbal communication skills — which will make you stand out among your peers.

Small class sizes, close-knit relationships with professors in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department and the Business and Economics Department, experiential learning opportunities, and a robust curriculum will give you the foundation for success in this rewarding career. During your four years at Marietta, professors will give you one-on-one guidance to prepare you to take the Society of Actuaries Exams — and the College will pay the fees associated with the tests.

And because actuaries are found in nearly every industry where investments are made, this degree will give you many career options.

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Austin McCleary '23

Before Austin McCleary's junior year had started, he had won two rounds of a campus entrepreneurship competition and had already passed his first Society of Actuaries Exam. 

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The Actuarial Science Major

At Marietta College

Actuaries work in an array of industries — from insurance to wealth management — and are in high demand nationally. Pioneers never back away from challenges — which is one of the reasons why they make great actuaries.

The Actuarial Science major at Marietta College is for students who enjoy high-level mathematics but who also have an interest in business and economics. This rigorous curriculum blends mathematics, accounting, economics, business and computer science, and is blanketed within Marietta’s liberal arts-focused general education curriculum. This combination prepares our Actuarial Science majors to be leaders in their chosen industries.

Part of the curriculum is dedicated to preparing students for the first two actuarial exams — Exam P and Exam FM. Once the first Society of Actuaries national board test is passed, faculty encourage students to seek out internships and in-depth experiential learning opportunities.

Students who successfully complete the degree requirements thrive in a profession that is rated as the second-best business job and third-best career in STEM fields. In 2018, there were 4,400 jobs nationally in this field, which enjoys a median salary of $111,000.

Earning a Degree in Actuarial Science

Earning a B.S. in Actuarial Science means immersing yourself in Liberal Arts Learning. Below is the degree audit to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature.

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What You Can Do With an Actuarial Science Degree

Actuaries are found in every industry where investments are made — which means our graduates have a wide range of options when it comes to deciding on their preferred working environment. From insurance to wealth management firms, our graduates are in high demand.

Marietta's curriculum will help you prepare to take exams administered by the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society. Passing these board tests will allow you to work anywhere in the United States.

Careers You Can Expect

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurial Actuaries
  • Health & Retirement Financing
  • Investments & Fund Management
  • Pension
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Product Line/segment Risk Management
  • Reinsurance
  • Valuation
  • Wealth Management & Financial Planning
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Jordan Pallay '21

Jordan Pallay ’21 chose to major in Actuarial Science so she could put her love of mathematics to use in the business world. She is a financial analyst for an energy holding company. 

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