This program is specifically designed to prepare students for a career as an actuary. However, combined with the UMF liberal arts education, students completing this major have a broad foundation that will prepare them for many different mathematical, statistical, and business-oriented careers.  For a full description, visit the UMF catalog (2023-2024).

How do I explore Actuarial Science at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to ask about going to one of the classes.
  • Talk with students in the major for insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses:  MAT 141 Calculus I or ECO 101 Macroeconomics.
  • Get involved by joining a club or volunteer with an organization.
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major.
  • Talk with a Career Counselor.
  • Learn more about the major using this resource called Be An Actuary.

What careers can I get with this major?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

What jobs have UMF graduates acquired?

Pricing Actuary at Anthem, Data Analyst at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Maine Medical Center, Actuary at Custom Disability Solutions, Underwriting Data Analyst at MEMIC, Pricing Actuary at Anthem, Statistician at ME Department of Labor, Actuarial Consultant at BerryDunn, Informatics Specialist at RowdMap, and Actuary at Gen RE

Can I minor in Actuarial Science? Are there related majors at UMF?

UMF has minors in related areas such as Business, Business Communication, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, and many other choices. Majors related to Actuarial Science include Business Administration and Mathematics. Read more about majors and minors.

How do I declare this major?

Contact Dr. Lori Koban, Brinkman House,, 207-778-7952 to discuss your interests. To apply to the major, complete a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office).

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