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                         Statistics Major

Why Mathematics at Butler?

Math and Actuarial Science Background

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.

Mathematics Major

As a Mathematics major, you can

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

Statistics Major

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.

Program Distinctions

Jayasekare Teaching

Program Success Factors

Our students benefit from small classes and supportive professional relationships with their professors who all have master’s or doctoral degrees and affiliations with top professional associations. Students learn from and enjoy internships, faculty-mentored research, study abroad, employment as a tutor in the Math Tutoring Lab, and guest speakers in our Colloquium series and the Woods Lectures in Science and Mathematics. They become part of a caring academic community during monthly social events, student club activities, and academic competitions such as the Putman Exam and MAA Poster Contest

Eric Nelson

Our Graduates

Check out profiles of some recent graduates of the Mathematics and Actuarial Science Department.

Math and Actuarial Science Student Taking Exam

Community Support

Members of our Board of Visitors for Actuarial Science provide professional guidance for our program and networking opportunities for students, alumni and faculty. 

Student Taking Exam

Mathematics and Engineering Dual Degree

In this five-year dual-degree program, you can earn both a Butler mathematics degree and a Purdue University engineering degree. Choose from six different engineering paths, with courses offered at the nearby Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Student in Class

Mathematics and Education Majors

The Mathematics and Education major prepares you to teach at both middle and high school levels. You will be able to finish your mathematics major in the fall of your senior year, so you can student-teach the following spring. For more than 10 years, candidates in this major have achieved a 100% job placement.