Course & Exam Comparison

Actuarial Examination System CAS/SOA

The following is a comparison of UCSB Classes and SOA/CAS Actuarial Exams valid for 2018-19 academic year. Note that the actuarial curriculum is always under revision and is constantly updated. We will try to update our information as frequently as possible.

If you need information about the examinations, please contact the Undergraduate Program Advisor at undergradinfo@pstat.ucsb.edu.

THREE COMMON SOA/CAS EXAMS, ADMINISTERED BY SOA:

Probability Exam Corresponding UCSB Course(s)
SOA: Exam P (Probability)
CAS: Exam 1 (Probability)
PSTAT 120AB (Mostly A)
Financial Mathematics Exam  
SOA: Exam FM
CAS: Exam 2
PSTAT 171
Investment & Financial Markets Exam  
SOA: Exam IFM (formerly,MFE)
CAS: Exam 3F 
PSTAT 170, PSTAT 176 and 160A are helpful

ADDITIONAL SOA EXAMS:

Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics Exam Corresponding UCSB Course(s)
SOA: Exam LTAM (formerly, MLC) PSTAT 172AB
Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics Exam

 

SOA: Exam STAM (formerly, C) PSTAT 173, parts of PSTAT 120 B-C PSTAT 183 and 105 are helpful
Statistics for Risk Modelling Exam  

SOA: Exam SRM (new exam)

SRM is not required for students who satisfied VEE
in Applied Statistics prior to 7/1/2018

PSTAT 126, 174, 131
Predictive Analytics Exam  
SOA: Exam PA (new exam)

PSTAT 10, 126, 127, 131

ADDITIONAL CAS EXAMS:

Modern Actuarial Statistics Exam I Corresponding UCSB Course(s)
CAS: Exam MAS I PSTAT 120B-C, 160A-B, 126, 127,
131, 172A, 174, 175 and/or 173
Modern Actuarial Statistics Exam II  
CAS: Exam MAS II PSTAT 173,127,115,160A,131
Basic Techniques for Ratemaking
and Estimating Claim Liabilities 
 
CAS: Exam 5 PSTAT 183 is very helpful

 

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