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 $97,000.

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