Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Jobs in mathematics and actuarial science rank in the nation’s Top 3, according to a 2015 Career Cast study. Mathematicians excel in a variety of professional fields, such as industry, science, government, finance, and education. These jobs are financially lucrative, offering a mid-level beginning income of $75,000. They offer abundant opportunities for advancement and, most surprisingly, they often deviate from common perceptions about mathematics careers.
Our Actuarial Science graduates have a 100% placement rate. They are highly successful in the competitive entry-level job market and excel in related fields such as risk management, investment banking, insurance underwriting, and retirement services.
As a Mathematics major, you can
- Participate in numerous opportunities for collaborative research with faculty members, including our Mathematics Research Camp
- Study theoretical mathematics in preparation for a variety of graduate studies
- Receive reimbursements for GRE test fees
- Double-major or minor in Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Music, Economics, and foreign languages, among many other subjects
- Choose to complete the degree in three years with the help of your advisor.
Actuarial Science Major
As an Actuarial Science major, you can
- Apply your learning in internships and careers at top companies, such as CNO Financial, Allstate, and OneAmerica
- Prepare to take a maximum of four Society of Actuaries aptitude exams before graduation
- Receive test fee reimbursements for each exam passed
- Double-major or minor in Risk Management or optionally earn an MBA in a fifth year through Butler’s College of Business
Butler Statistics majors gain:
- An understanding of statistics and its applications through classroom instruction
- Hands-on participation in research projects and internships
- Knowledge of how probability governs any statistical analysis
- Insights on how to crunch data in their many different forms, no matter what the underlying experimental structure.
- Experience by looking at real-world data sets of various types, sizes, and complexities.
- Guaranteed opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research.
- Connections into Indianapolis’ heart of the Indiana corporate world seeking answers to statistical questions.