Actuarial Exams & VEE Credit

In order to become a credentialed actuary, you will need to pass a series of professional examinations, demonstrate a strong background in other subject areas (VEE requirements), and complete practically oriented modules and a course on professionalism.

For a current list of requirements, see here for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and here for the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).

We encourage students to pass Exam P prior to their first Fall semester in the MS/AcSci program, as this significantly improves their chances of landing an actuarial summer internship.

Our curriculum covers the following actuarial exams:

Exam Courses
SOA EXAM FM / CAS EXAM 2 AS 5101 (Theory of Interest)
SOA EXAM IFM / CAS EXAM 3F AS 5106 (Actuarial Corporate Finance)*
AS 5107 (Advanced Theory of Interest)
SOA EXAM LTAM AS 5102 (Actuarial Modeling I)
AS 5103 (Actuarial Modeling II)*
SOA EXAM STAM AS 5104 (Actuarial Modeling III)
SOA EXAM SRM AS 5108 (Actuarial Analytics)
CAS EXAM MAS-I&II AS 5102 (Actuarial Modeling I)
AS 5103 (Actuarial Modeling II)*
AS 5104 (Actuarial Modeling III)
AS 5108 (Actuarial Analytics)

You can also obtain credit for the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) requirements, through the following (elective) courses:

Requirement Courses
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE AS 5106 (Actuarial Corporate Finance)*
ECONOMICS AS 5105 (Actuarial Economics)*

Note that a minimum grade of B- is required in the course in order to qualify for VEE credit.

(*) Elective
(**) There are numerous ways to earn the VEE credit. Please consult your academic advisor.

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