Actuarial Science


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Actuarial Science

Prepares graduates for entrance into a highly specialized, well-paid, in-demand field.

Mathematical and statistical methods

Students are taught to use mathematical and statistical methods to assess and price risk in areas like insurance and investments, gaining skills needed to pass the Actuarial Science Probability and Actuarial Science Financial Mathematics exams. Local businesses who hire recent graduates estimate average starting salaries between $60,000 and $70,000.


Evaluate, measure, and manage risk.

Core business classes offer a solid business foundation, while classes such as Investments, Risk Management, and Business Statistics give students powerful insight into problem solving, risk estimation, financial projections, and much more.

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I interned at Agri Management Services in Marion, and I worked at a bank my freshman year…now I am employed as a credit analyst at GreatAmerica Financial Company. At Mount Mercy you can do it all.

Kim Moorman ’14
GreatAmerica - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Careers in Actuarial Science

Networking makes a difference

Mount Mercy graduates earning a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science have opportunities to work for some of the most respected names in insurance and risk management, including:

  • Transamerica

  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Allstate

  • Farm Bureau

  • Principal Financial Group

  • Nationwide

Build a foundation for success.

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