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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.