Actuarial Mathematics Major

Hartwick College Math Student Presenting at Showcase
Where degrees in actuarial mathematics can take you.

In your career as an actuary, you’ll be tasked with analyzing risk and uncertainty. You’ll use data to predict the future for companies in all sorts of industries, particularly insurance. As businesses and governments look to protect themselves and their constituents, the market for actuarial services remains strong and continues to grow.

Typically graduates pursue careers as:

  • Actuaries
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Insurance sales agents
  • Financial analysts
  • Managers of companies and enterprises

Putting actuarial mathematics to work.

The job market for actuaries is expected to grow 22% through 2026 according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The large growth will result in about 5,300 new jobs over the ten-year period. (U.S. BLS). Actuaries work primarily in such industries as:

  • insurance
  • professional, scientific and technical services
  • management of companies and enterprises
  • government

Beyond the basics.

A major or minor in actuarial mathematics combines math with business and economics to prepare students to enter the world of in-depth analysis. Hartwick students get hands-on experience in their field through robust internship, job shadowing, and study abroad opportunities, and their liberal arts background makes them capable communicators and thinkers.

A closer look.

At Hartwick, we know that we live in an interconnected world. That’s why we’re committed to offering a hands-on approach to the liberal arts. Here, actuarial math students study across disciplines, making them uniquely prepared professionals, and engaged citizens. You’ll learn about the intersection of mathematics and business, about the power of data and how it impacts risk, and about how you can get prepared to lead a life of significance.

Meet the actuarial mathematics faculty.

Hartwick’s expert actuarial mathematics faculty are focused on making sure they deliver an education worthy of students who are meant for more, students who will make an impact on the world into which they graduate.

Min Chung
Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics
Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
theory of wavelets, harmonic analysis
Raymond Mess
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Areas of expertise:
mathematics education and statistics
Erik Wallace
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
arithmetic geometry and algebraic number theory


Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick actuarial mathematics experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.


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