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    Degree in Applied Mathematics - no finance or economics

    I am getting a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. The university I'm attending does not have any actuarial programs. Will not taking any finance or economics courses hurt my chances at a career?

    If I got this degree and self-studied enough to pass the economics and finance portion of the actuarial exams, would I be considered equally to someone who had a degree in AS and passed the exams? All other things equal, of course.

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    As long as you pass the actuarial exams, it doesn't matter if your degree is on Comparative Philology or what courses you took.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtguy8787 View Post
    I am getting a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. The university I'm attending does not have any actuarial programs. Will not taking any finance or economics courses hurt my chances at a career?

    If I got this degree and self-studied enough to pass the economics and finance portion of the actuarial exams, would I be considered equally to someone who had a degree in AS and passed the exams? All other things equal, of course.
    I'm a freshman in college, so I'm not completely sure about how not taking those courses will affect your career, but one thing you may want to take into consideration are the VEE requirements. Depending on your school, you might be able to earn the VEE credit for economics by taking a few econ courses. You can check them here: http://www.soa.org/education/exam-req/edu-vee.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria17 View Post
    one thing you may want to take into consideration are the VEE requirements. Depending on your school, you might be able to earn the VEE credit for economics by taking a few econ courses. You can check them here: http://www.soa.org/education/exam-req/edu-vee.aspx
    Very true and makes your path slightly more efficient. However there are alternatives for satisfying the VEE requirements. Economics VEE is particularly easy to attain by taking CLEP tests, whereas in College you would need to enroll in two classes (subject to their recognition by the SOA/CAS).

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