The actuarial exam structure requires students to take certain college courses, which will earn them Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) Credit. The Societies have approved certain courses within our course sequences to count for VEE credit in Economics, Corporate Finance, and Applied Statistical Methods.

Below are the courses we recommend as preparation for which exam and which courses have been approved for VEE credit. A grade of B- or better is required to obtain VEE credit.

VEE Credit Required Courses
VEE in Mathematical Statistics

Mathematical Statistics (MATH/STAT 4520 or ECON 6818) and Time Series (MATH/STAT 4540). 

VEE in Economics

Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 3070) and Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 3080).

VEE in Accounting and Finance

BCOR 2203/2204 and Corporate Finance (FNCE 3010)


SOA Exam Recommended Courses
SOA Exam P Probability (MATH 4510 or APPM 3570) and Mathematical Statistics (MATH/STAT 4520) are recommended.

Corporate Finance (FNCE 3010), Investment and Portfolio Management (FNCE 4030), and Derivatives (FNCE 4040). Self study is also required.

SOA Exam MFE Derivatives (FNCE 4040) and Markov Processes, Queues, and Monte Carlo Simulations (STAT 4560) are recommended. Stochastic Processes (MATH 6550) would also be good preparation.