Actuarial Mathematics Major – Asbury University
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See the Actuarial Mathematics Major Sheet to view the required courses for this major.

Why study Actuarial Mathematics at Asbury University?

As an Actuarial Mathematics major you will receive a Christ-centered, student-focused education that will provide you with both the mathematical and business background needed to succeed in the industry.

In recent years, the need for additional analytical and technical skills in financial and risk analysis has grown significantly. The technical nature of modern financial and economic analysis requires a strong mathematical and computational background, in addition to strong skills in business and economics. The marketplace is demanding this new combination of skills.

Your Actuarial Mathematics studies at Asbury University are unique from opportunities offered by other institutions. AU’s Foundations offers you the resources to think deeply and engage society, while relationships with professors, camaraderie with your peers, and numerous opportunities for direct experience give you a passion for professional and career success.

What is the Actuarial Mathematics major like?

Actuarial Math majors prepare to take the actuarial exams by taking courses such as:

  • Data Science
  • Probability
  • Managerial Accounting
  • International Financial Markets
  • Principles of Finance

The Hamann-Ray Science Center is home to the Mathematics Department classrooms and faculty offices. You will take accounting, business and economics courses with The Howard Dayton School of Business, which is located in Morrison Hall.

What can I do with a degree in Actuarial Mathematics?

Professional opportunities for actuaries are always near the top of employment projections. The continued spread of free-market economies further increases the potential for graduates to have international impact in an environment where employers seek those who have a worldview shaped by the liberal arts and complemented by cutting-edge financial analysis.

Some of our graduates are working as actuaries or data analysts at companies like:

  • Humana
  • Mercer
  • American Electric Power
  • GE Aviation

What opportunities will I have outside of the classroom?

  • In math modeling competitions, such as COMAP and SCUDEM, you apply what you learn in class to real-world situations.
  • Many Asbury students do internships with highly respected companies, and every year AU receives compliments about the quality, knowledge and work ethic of our students.
  • Request that a professor work with you directly as you prepare to present your research at the annual SEARCH Symposium and in other conferences across the nation. Some of the recent research our students have done:
    • “Predicting Languages in the Next 50 Years” Philip ’21
    • “Modeling the Spread of Opiates Across Kentucky and Neighboring States” Sarah ’20