Many choices, many rewards.

Becoming an actuary is not an adventure everyone can take. You’ll need an agile math mind and razor-sharp analytical skills. Luckily there are a range of courses, internships, self-directed e-learning programs, and college programs that can help you get there. Among the college majors you might choose: actuarial science, math, statistics, economics, business and finance.

That’s right, you don’t need to complete an actuarial science degree in college to become an actuary. However, if you’re inclined to take actuarial science in college, there are dozens of colleges and universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. Both the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society have resources to help you find a school with an actuarial science program.

Learn more about what to study in college.