Passionate about math and statistics? Consider a career in actuarial science, which consistently ranks near the top of the annual list of 100 best jobs by US News and World Report! Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to calculate the probability of risk for insurance companies and consulting firms and help clients develop policies that minimize the cost of risk.
Actuaries become certified over the course of time by completing a schedule of certification exams. If you are interested in pursuing actuarial internships and jobs, you will want to take the first exam after completing Math 140 and a course that covers statistics and probability, including Stat 101, 160, 201 and 202. The second exam requires independent study. Passing the first two exams will provide a solid foundation for sophomore or junior year internships and entry-level jobs. More information about the exams can be found at the Society of Actuaries.