Where math and business intersect

If you're good at mathematics and interested in business, a career in actuarial science is a path to consider.

Actuaries analyze data and assess risk. They are most often associated with the insurance industry, but actuaries work in many kinds of businesses. The profession is consistently one of the most secure and highest-paying available, even during tough economic times.

Pacific offers the only actuarial science program in northern California. In it, you have the opportunity to develop the skills expected of entry-level actuaries, equipping you with the tools to help companies and businesses better anticipate and manage risk.

Our program also prepares you for the first five professional actuarial credentialing exams (Exam P, Exam FM, Exam IFM, Exam LTAM or Exam STAM).

Why Study Actuarial Science?

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Careers for actuaries

US News and World Report ranks actuarial science as the 11th best business career. A degree in actuarial science prepares you for a career anticipating and managing risk. Actuaries work in industries including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Pension and retirement services 
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Environmental finance
  • Predictive analytics
  • Pricing
  • Product line or segment risk management
  • Valuation
  • Wealth management

Degree Offered

BS in Actuarial Science

Contact Us

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Department of Mathematics
209.946.3087

Classroom Building 207