Welcome to Penn State Actuarial Science!
If you are a new student, congratulations! Penn State has one of the largest actuarial programs in the U.S. so there are lots of resources to help you along the path to becoming an actuary! To learn more about the Actuarial Science Club and Program, check out our About Us page.
Should I Major in Actuarial Science?
Are you really good at math?
Then you should consider Actuarial Science. This Word document provides info on the actuarial profession to help you decide if it is right for you.
If you excel in Mathematics and/or Statistics, consider Actuarial Science. Actuarial Science is often found in a university's Mathematics Department, but some schools offer it under their Statistics Department or Business School. Penn State is unique, as we offer the major under all three. It can help to place out of Calc I by getting a 5 on your AP Exam. See this Math Department website on whether you place out of Calc I and II.
How Do I Major in Actuarial Science?
There are three ways to pursue Actuarial Science at Penn State (all three of these require the same Actuarial courses, but the entrance to major courses differ):
Resources on the Club website for scheduling:
Any questions? Never hesitate to reach out to any of our club officers!
New Student Checklist
Below are the keys to success in your first year as an actuarial science student at Penn State.
☐ Subscribe to the Actuarial Science Club Weekly Email
☐ Major Forum
☐ Find a mentor!
☐ Submit your resume to the Club's resume book
☐ Attend the Actuarial Science Career Fair!
☐ Start studying for your first actuarial exam as early as possible!
☐ Build your technical skills