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Because of Marietta’s liberal arts focus, our students hone their critical thinking and communication skills, which makes them valuable additions to any company. Actuarial Science majors take in-depth courses in mathematics, business, economics, computer science, and finance — so they have a keen understanding of this complex field.
Requirements for a major in Actuarial Science.
Student Success
of Marietta College’s Actuarial Science graduates since 2020 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating
median salary of an actuary according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
growth for actuaries between 2021 and 2031 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Professor Holly Menzel teaching Actuarial Science Majors
Actuarial science major walking outside of Gilman Hall at Marietta College
A student taking notes during a class at Marietta College
The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business during spring

What You'll Learn

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.

Outcomes — Professions

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Consulting
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurial Actuaries
  • Health & Retirement Financing
  • Investments & Fund Management
  • Pension
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Pricing
  • Product Line or Segment Risk Management
  • Reinsurance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Senior Management
  • Valuation
  • Wealth Management & Financial Planning


Professors in the Department of Math, Computing and Information Systems and the Department of Business and Economics have connections in various industries, which will help students identify quality internship opportunities. Marietta’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development also helps current students and alumni prepare résumés, develop and practice interviewing skills, and identify potential internships and job opportunities.

Blaze a New Trail


Will I be required to complete an internship to graduate?

No, but we highly encourage all our students to complete at least one internship before graduation. The staff in our Career Center are here to help you explore internship possibilities.

Career Center

What kinds of jobs could I expect to get with this degree?

Graduates from our Actuarial Science program have become business analysts, budget analysts, research analysts, financial analysts, insurance underwriters or insurance claims adjusters.

Can I study abroad as an Actuarial Science major?

Yes! We encourage our majors to have a well-rounded undergraduate education experience, including study abroad. 

Education abroad

Can I add a second major?

Yes, but we encourage you to evaluate your schedule to ensure you the availability in your schedule to fulfill the double major without overloading. If you choose to double major, may we suggest something in the humanities? Hiring managers have consistently told us that they are looking for well-round employees who show an interest in the humanities.


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