Actuarial science is not for everyone. While credentialed actuaries enjoy high salaries, great working environment, and no unemployment, to become an actuary, one needs to be good at math and be willing to devote countless hours outside of school to prepare for exams. And this doesn't stop with graduation – most actuaries need at least a few years of hard study post-graduation to finish their exams and earn their "letters".
Students who have a "change of heart" after starting out as actuarial science majors have a wide variety of options. They could switch into a data science, math, finance or accounting major, or they could pursue risk and insurance if they would like to stay within the same industry.