Actuarial Mathematics Major

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Learn the true power of data.

Hartwick College actuarial mathematics students get prepared for exciting careers in one of the fastest-growing fields around. Here you’ll learn first-hand 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.

Where a background 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. The market for actuarial services is strong and growing, as businesses and governments look to protect themselves and their constituents.

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.

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 College 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.

Putting actuarial mathematics to work.

The job market for actuaries is expected to grow by 18% through 2024, so students with the skills the major teaches will be in high demand. Actuaries work primarily in such industries as:

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