Why Study Mathematics and Actuarial Science at Butler University?

According to a 2014 CNBC poll, students with degrees from our department can get the best jobs in the U.S. 

"Mathematician" is the top-rated career with:

  • A midlevel income of $101,360 (academics is a large recruiter)
  • A high satisfaction in work environment, income and outlook, and low stress
  • Employment in a variety of public and private sectors such as energy, transportation and IT

"Statistician" and "Actuary" are listed as the next best careers with:

  • Great salaries
  • A wide-open job market 
  • Secure job placement and high quality work environments 

Inside the classroom:

  • Supportive professional relationships for students and professors.
  • All professors have masters or doctoral degrees.
  • No more than 30 students/class. 
  • Professors' doors are always open.

Outside the classroom:

Mathematics graduates are prepared to work in industry and the corporate world or attend graduate school in multiple fields, including linguistics, engineering, law, the military, fundraising, meteorology, and even music performance.

Actuarial Science majors will:

  • Pass multiple Society of Actuaries exams and complete the SIA VEE requirements.
  • Intern at companies such as CNO Financial, AllState, Hanover Life, State Farm, and OneAmerica.
  • Be prepared to work in risk management, investment, banking, insurance, and retirement services. 

Dual-Degree program majors in mathematics and engineering will earn a Butler mathematics degree and a Purdue University engineering degree.

Mathematics Education majors will be prepared to teach at both the middle and high school levels. 

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

Why Study Mathematics at Butler?

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