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Actuarial Science

Here are some good odds: being an actuary is commonly listed among the top professions based on income, employment outlook and work environment.

Companies rely on actuaries to assess risk and forecast performance—which is no easy gig. 

Actuaries must understand a range of subjects, from math and statistics to economics and computer science—and how they work together. Actuarial scientists turn loads of information into solid business decisions.

That’s where we come in. Businesses need insights from actuary scientists to succeed, and Bentley is ranked among the top 25 Actuarial Science degrees in the nation by College Choice. As an Actuarial Science major, you'll gain skills in analytics, human behavior, business, math and decision-making that will prepare you for this in-demand field. By the time you graduate, you’ll be highly prepared for the first set of professional actuary exams and you’ll have credit toward future tests.

Actuarial Science Degree by the Numbers


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Taking teamwork beyond the court

When it comes to tennis, Rachel Madden ’18 has always been a team player. Her time with the Bentley Honors Program has shown her the value of teamwork in the classroom as well.

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Dresses to Dreams helps provide formal wear and accessories for area women who might not otherwise be able to afford them. And by providing workshops and other resources for self-confidence, it spreads empowerment that goes well beyond prom night.

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Connect with Bentley actuarial science faculty

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I knew that I wanted to do something with math and business, but I wasn’t sure how to bring those two topics together. I am always learning, and that is something that I love about actuarial science.
Cassidy Gorsky
Class of 2021

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Best Actuarial Science Degree

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STEM-designated major

Bentley's Actuarial Science degree program is a STEM-designated major. STEM majors are in high demand across many industries. In addition to a positive career outlook, international students may receive up to three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to intern or work in the U.S. after completing their degree.

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