DEPARTMENT OF
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE |
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The King's College Mathematics Department offers three courses which are designed to assist students in preparing for the first two preliminary actuarial exams. The two course sequence Math 361 - Probability (offered fall semesters) and Math 362 - Statistics (offered spring semesters completely cover the syllabus for the following actuarial exam: Probability
Exam (called Exam P by the SOA and Exam 1 by the CAS) consists of
three
hours of multiple–choice questions. The purpose of this exam is
to develop
knowledge of probability. The application of these tools to problems
encountered by actuaries is emphasized. A thorough command of calculus
and
probability topics is assumed. Additionally, a very basic knowledge of
insurance and risk management is assumed. The course Math 301 - Financial Mathematics (offered spring semester odd numbered years) completely covers the "Theory of Interest" topics of the following actuarial exam: Financial
Mathematics Exam (called Exam FM by the SOA and Exam 2 by the CAS)
consists of three hours of multiple–choice questions. This exam
covers interest
theory (discrete and continuous) and an introduction to derivative
securities.
These preliminary exams are very challenging and students should expect to spend at least 4 weeks prior to their exam date preparing for the exam by working hundreds of problems. Additionally,
students can earn
"Validation by
Educational Credit" for the required economics material by completed
Econ
222 at King's College. |
Important
Links Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ Complete actuarial information Books and study materials The Society of Actuaries official website |