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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Actuarial Science and Statistics?"

Why Major in Actuarial Science & Statistics?

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Develop an aptitude for problem solving and apply mathematical, statistical, and financial models in the actuarial and other applied fields.
  • Be able to use a standard statistical software package to handle andmanage data, to create graphical displays, and to perform statistical analysis.
  • Address the needs of society with a sense of professionalism, and develop the knowledge and skills to adapt to a dynamic multidisciplinary technological environment through teamwork, ethical concerns, and effective communication.
  • Prepare for graduate study in actuarial science, statistics, or related fields.
  • Establish a career in actuarial science, statistics, or related fields and prepare for entry-level positions in business, industry, government, or public education
  • For Actuarial Science option, develop necessary knowledge and skills in order to successfully pass the first 4 actuarial exams.

Related Career Titles

Actuary Bank Officer
Economist Financial Planner
Investment Banker Statistician
Venture Capitalist/Investor

Related Job Listing/Job Search Web Sites

Be An Actuary
UCM Department of Actuarial Science
U.S. Department of Labor
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
Financial Jobs

Affiliated Organizations

Actuarial Grads Network
Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)
Society of Actuaries (SOA)
American Academy of Actuaries (AAA)
American Society of Professional Pension Actuaries (ASPPA)
Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA)

UCM Student Orgainzation

The Actuarial Organization of UCM (TAO)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Actuarial Science and Statistics Major (Option 1: Actuarial Science), B.S. Degree
Actuarial Science and Statistics Major (Option 2: Statistics), B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Valery Johnson
Career Development Coordinator

Clarinda Dir
Career Development Coordinator