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Actuarial Sciences Certificate

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Policies Requirements and Standards Actuarial Sciences

This program offers students the opportunity to prepare for a career as an actuary. In order to become an actuary, one must pass a number of competency exams in certain disciplines and obtain a number of educational experiences that pertain to the field of actuarial sciences. These requirements are determined by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for the Probability (Exam P or Exam 1) and Financial Mathematics (Exam FM or Exam 2) exams and to provide all the educational experiences listed by the Validation of Educational Experience (VEE) Requirements to become an actuary. The certificate will only be offered to students who are earning a degree while completing the requirements for the certificate; the certificate will be awarded at the time of completion of the degree. An official certificate and transcript annotation will be made upon completion of the program. In order to receive the Certificate of Actuarial Sciences, students must earn a grade of B or better in the following courses.

Certificate Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

The purpose of the certificate is to help students begin a path to gaining credentials with actuarial professional societies. In particular, the certificate is designed to address the credentialing pathways of the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society, which have a common set of initial requirements. These initial steps consist of passing professional exams and satisfying coursework requirements known as Validation by Educational Experience (VEE). Once a candidate has passed two exams, they may apply to have VEE courses passed with a “B” or higher applied to their professional record. The certificate is intended to prepare students for two exams (Probability and Financial Mathematics) and satisfy one of the VEE topics. Students should visit the websites of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society for further information.

The certificate is open to any degree-seeking undergraduate student. Courses must be passed with a grade of “B” or higher.

Program of Study

Total Credit Hours: 15


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