The UNI Department of Mathematics is home to a nationally acclaimed statistics and actuarial science program, preparing students for one of the most high-demand fields in the job market.

If you have strong quantitative skills, an analytical mind, and like to help people solve problems, consider a major in statistics and actuarial science. With the growing prevalence of big data and the focus on quantitative analysis, there are job opportunities in virtually every field, whether it’s business, healthcare, insurance, science or even media and entertainment.

Through our top-notch program, you’ll take all of the coursework necessary for the first five exams of the Society of Actuaries, be connected to summer internships, and complete coursework in accounting, economics and finance through our renowned College of Business.

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Nationally acclaimed

The UNI Department of Mathematics is home to a nationally-acclaimed actuarial science program.


Of UNI graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.


Median annual wage for an actuary, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Find out More About Statistics and Actuarial Science

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Department of Mathematics
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2631

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Opportunities for Students

Actuarial Science Networking Day

Every year, the department hosts an Actuarial Science Networking Day. Companies who frequently visit include national companies such as: Allied Insurance, All State, American Family Insurance, AEGON, CIGNA, CUNA Mutual, Mutual of Omaha, Northwestern Mutual, Principal Financial Group and State Farm. These employers recruit students for both internships and full-time positions.

Actuarial Science Club

Outside of class, the Actuarial Science Club offers you a chance to network with practicing actuaries, alumni, and representatives of insurance companies. In addition to providing valuable information and opportunities for interaction from the career point of view, the Actuarial Club provides a forum for enhancing communication, leadership and social skills.

The UNI Actuarial Science program opened many doors for me. The professors at UNI were instrumental, as they provided me with individual support, facilitated valuable career connections and challenged me to be a better student.

Andrew Owens
statistics and actuarial science alum

Common Career Areas

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for actuaries is projected to grow 24 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Common career areas in the field include:

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Planner
  • Workforce Analyst

Connecting You with Careers

Gain Experience in the Field

Students majoring in statistics and actuarial science will complete at least one summer internship at an actuarial company before their senior year. National insurance companies such as State Farm, American Family Insurance and Nationwide come to campus each year to recruit our students for internships and full-time positions.

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Kickstart Your Future 

Through our program, students will take all of the coursework necessary for the first five exams of the Society of Actuaries, and will be expected to pass at least two of the examinations administered by the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society before graduation. For more information on exam requirements, visit our website.

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Actuarial Science at UNI: FAQs

The FAQs listed below will answer inquiries about the goals of the Actuarial Science program, requirements for attaining the ASA and ACAS designations, coursework and examination preparation for the SOA/CAS examinations, summer internships, and coursework needed to satisfy the Society of Actuaries' Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements, as well as provide contact information at UNI.