University of Massachusetts – Amherst
The actuarial field is a vibrant one and a great way to put to use the mathematics and statistics knowledge you are learning as a major. Actuary is listed as the 4th best job in the 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey behind Mathematician, Tenured Professor, and Statistician.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers several courses to prepare students for an actuarial career, including courses to prepare for the first two actuarial exams, as well as all of the VEE requirements. We are one of only three institutions in Massachusetts on the 2018 UCAP list(link is external)(link is external) maintained by the Society of Actuaries.
We currently have about 200 students selecting the Actuarial Concentration within the major, several of whom are also majoring in another field (Finance, Engineering, Economics,…). Our alumni are employed at insurance and other financial companies throughout the country. We host an Actuarial Career Fair each fall and our Actuarial Club holds events throughout the year.