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Actuarial Science

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The MSU Actuarial Science Program is an interdisciplinary program that provides comprehensive training as a major or a specialization to highly motivated students in the College of Natural Science. Finance, economics, accounting, computer science, statistics and probability all play a significant role in the education of our next generations of actuaries. Most actuaries will move into careers in the insurance industry. Preparing for actuarial preliminary exams is stressed throughout the degree. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College.


Graduates in Actuarial Science pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of finance, economics, and statistics. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Banks
  • Federal, state and local agencies
  • Financial firms
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment firms
  • Research laboratories

Alumni work as: 

  • Actuaries
  • Bioinformatics scientists
  • Financial consultants
  • Insurance analysts
  • Product analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Risk Managers

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