No doubt you’ve seen the job title “actuary” listed among those with the highest starting salaries as you conducted your search for colleges, degree programs, and promising careers. You know it involves math, which you enjoy, and wonder, could this be the career for me?
The field of actuarial mathematics is one of the most prestigious and well compensated. As an actuary, you will answer questions that help shape decisions in everyday life by analyzing financial risks and helping organizations manage those risks.
At Bryant, the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Actuarial Mathematics focuses on the study of mathematics and statistics to give you a range of skills and broad knowledge to design and manage programs that control risks. Coursework builds strong analytical skills, business knowledge, and an understanding of human behavior. Courses in the Actuarial Mathematics major are taken as early as your first year, so you are immediately exposed to the principles of your degree program.
You may also choose to pursue the Actuarial Mathematics minor, which requires coursework in statistics and actuarial mathematics, and electives in finance, economics, and computer programming.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
With superior practical and academic experience, Bryant students are well prepared for graduate school and professional success as actuaries, financial analysts/consultants, pension consultants, statistical analysts, and educators. Actuarial Mathematics graduates enjoy some of the highest entry-level salaries and a comfortable work-life balance, rarely working more than 45 hours per week.
Actuarial Mathematics faculty
Bryant’s Actuarial Mathematics faculty includes one member designated as an associate of the Society of Actuaries and another who is a Fellow with the Casualty Actuarial Society and came to the University after many years of professional experience in the actuarial field. Faculty actively consult in the actuarial business field and regularly publish in scholarly and professional journals.