BS in Math(Actuarial Science) vs. BS in Math. (Math Sci. Stat. Prob. & Data Analysis)
I am currently a sophomore at UT Austin with my current major as BS in Mathematics with Option I (Actuarial Science). I really enjoy working with numbers and doing calculations. I feel I would be very good working for an insurance company, working with budgets/lists/numbers, etc. I excel very good in math, however, calculus is not my strong suit, more specific, multivariable calculus. Currently I am somewhat struggling in the class but working harder. I also enjoy business very much, I am doing the Business Foundations Program through the business school here on top of my degree. I am uncertain on which degree is right for me. I think actuarial science would be a fun field determining risks. However, I don't want to be reading another language every day. I love numbers though and the aspect of insurance agencies because they incorporate many business courses I enjoy taking. Currently, multivariable calculus is stressing me out and affecting my choice of major and possible career path. If I stay with my actuarial degree, which has more business aspects than the other, do I have to become an actuary? Would I not be considered for other jobs if I graduated and chose not to take the exam/ become an actuary? and do something else within an insurance company/other company with numbers? If someone could please give me a better distinction of the two majors and which would be the right path to go to.