Why Study Mathematics and Actuarial Science at Butler University?

According to a 2014 CNBC poll, students with mathematical degrees can get the best jobs in the United States.

  • "Mathematician" is the top-rated career with a mid-level income of $101,360, a high satisfaction in both income and outlook, and low stress. Mathematicians are well-prepared for a wide variety of rewarding jobs.
  • "Statistician" and "Actuary" are listed as the next best careers with great salaries,100% employment after graduation, and a wide-open job market with secure job placement.  Actuaries work in risk management, investment, banking, insurance, and retirement services. Information about actuaries can be found at beanactuary.com.

Both careers enjoy high quality work environments.

Our programs succeed because...

...Inside the classroom:

  • Supportive professional relationships for students and professors with small class sizes.
  • All professors have masters or doctoral degrees.

...Outside the classroom:

  • Colloquium series with guest speakers discussing topics beyond the scope of classwork.
  • Internships which often lead to job offers after graduation.
  • the opportunity to participate in the study abroad program.
  • Monthly social events such as Breakfast Tuesdays and Pizza & Fun Fridays.
  • Student activities for the MAA student club and Actuarial Science club.
  • Employment as a tutor in the Math Tutoring Lab to earn money and reinforce classroom learning.
  • Academic competitions such as the Putman Exam and MAA Poster Contest.

For Mathematics majors:

  • Collaborative research opportunities with faculty members.
  • The chance (not required) to declare a double major in mathematics/actuarial science by the end of the freshman year.
  • Preparation to work in industry and the corporate world.
  • Can attend graduate school in multiple fields.
  • Research Camp, August 10-17, 2015 (Monday-Monday) working on collaborative research with faculty members.
  • GRE and GRE Mathematics Subject test  fees paid by the department when a student  applies to graduate schools in mathematics.

For Actuarial Science majors:

  • Ability to pass 4 exams and complete all 3 VEE requirements offered by the Society of Actuaries.
  • Society of Actuary test fees paid by the department for each exam passed successfully.
  • Internships at companies such as CNO Financial, AllState, Hanover Life, State Farm, and OneAmerica.
  • The opportunity to double-major or minor in risk management through the College of Business.
  • The chance (not required) to declare a double major in mathematics/actuarial science by the end of the freshman year.
  • The chance to earn an MBA in the College of Business in the fifth year.

Butler University is recognized as a University and College Actuarial Program (UCAP) by the Society of Actuaries.

For Dual-Degree program majors in mathematics and engineering:

  • Will earn both a Butler mathematics degree and a Purdue University engineering degree in five years.
  • Are able to earn the two degrees in five years,
  • Are able to choose from six engineering subjects

For Mathematics Education majors:

  • Will be prepared to teach at both the middle and high school levels.
  • Are able to finish the mathematics major in the fall term of their senior year so they can student-teach in the spring term.
  • Can expect 100% successful job placement - the standard we have accomplished over the last 10 years.

Importantly, you will be a member of a caring and supportive community. 


Why Study Mathematics at Butler?


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