Actuarial Science

Strong job placement rates, some of the highest starting salaries in business, and opportunities to work anywhere in the world. These are the prospects for actuaries—problem solvers who use mathematical modeling to determine and measure risk as a way of confronting business and social problems.

For more information about the Actuarial Science major, visit:

Smeal Majors: smeal.psu.edu/risk-management/degrees/actsc

Academics & Advising: ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/academics-advising/information-on-smeal-majors/actuarial-science

Major Sustainability: majorsustainability.smeal.psu.edu/

 

 

To learn more about student organizations related to your major and/or interests, visit ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/student-organizations.

 

Below are just a few of the many career paths you can take with an actuarial sciences degree. Check out these websites to learn more about careers in your major!

Featured Alumni

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